Continuing their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and encouraging customers to do the same, B&M Secure Shredding have achieved Carbon Neutrality for the second year running. The confidential waste arm of B&M Waste Services was the first shredding business in the country to achieve such an accolade.
Achieving Carbon Neutrality to the British Standards Industry (BSI)’s Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2060 since 2018, B&M Secure Shredding has reduced their carbon impact through adopting a comprehensive carbon management plan.
The plan includes investing in greener alternatives for the B&M Secure Shredding fleet and buildings, such as purchasing EURO 6 engine vehicles and the use of LED lighting in their offices.
To offset the overall reduced carbon impact, trees are planted at customer sites. This project aims to reduce carbon in the atmosphere as trees photosynthesise to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.
Paul Curtis, Director at B&M Secure Shredding said;
“Being Carbon Neutral reassures our customers that not only are they complying with GDPR through using our secure shredding service, but they have peace of mind that they’re working with a company that does all we can to reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Innovative solutions and delivering the best possible service is what we do, and leading the way in the shredding industry with this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to this, whilst as ever, we remain competitively priced. We’re immensely proud of this accreditation.”
B&M Secure Shredding works with Carbon Footprint Ltd to assess the carbon footprint of their business using a formal Carbon Management Plan, which documents their carbon reduction targets year-on-year.
Carbon Footprint Client Director, Dr Wendy Buckley, commented;
“Year on year B&M Secure Shredding has committed to reduce its carbon and delivered a highly impressive 12.8% reduction in CO2 intensity (per unit turnover) since their baseline year. They have done this as a proactive step, ahead of any legislative requirement and also while the business has been impressively growing.“
“As well as actively reducing emissions us quickly as they can, by carbon offsetting all emissions now, B&M are helping to accelerate the response to the climate emergency.” added Dr Buckley.