Leading recycling and waste management company, B&M Waste Services have this month been certificated as Carbon Neutral for the fifth year running, after being one of the first companies to achieve PAS2060 carbon neutrality.
B&M offsets all its emissions by supporting a Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions (Gold Standard VERs) project, and in total the company has offset more than 14,000 tonnes in the five year period. These projects reduce carbon emissions via the displacement of fossil fuels.
During the past five years, B&M has invested almost £60,000 into high quality carbon offset projects in Indonesia, Brazil, China, Turkey and India. It has further invested £3500 on tree planting initiatives in the North West of England.
This year B&M are supporting a Gold Standard VER Landfill Gas reclaim project in Kocaeli province of Turkey. The project recovers landfill site gases, mostly made up of methane and carbon dioxide, which otherwise would be released into the atmosphere. The project also provides much needed employment opportunity.
Over past years, the business has also supported a range of landfill gas & renewable energy projects in Indonesia, Brazil, China and India – supporting projects and communities across the Globe.
B&M’s carbon neutrality meets the British Standards Industry’s (BSI) Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2060. The company works with Carbon Footprint Ltd on the implementation of its carbon management plan.
Recently, the UK has seen the introduction of legislation to reduce energy and carbon emissions, including the Carbon Reduction Commitment, Mandatory GHG Reporting and Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) for larger businesses and requirement for carbon footprint disclosure within supply chains is only getting stronger.
Over the years, B&M have innovated and implemented a wide range of technologies and processes across the business to reduce carbon emissions.
“Environmental performance of waste management suppliers is a key concern to many customers. As well as our desire to reduce impact of our services, we are committed to provide a lower carbon solution to our clients,” said Mick Ashall, Director at B&M Waste Services.
Dr Wendy Buckley, client director at Carbon Footprint Ltd who assist B&M with their carbon programme said “B&M is a trailblazer with a long standing carbon management programme that – unlike some businesses – they have entered into on a voluntary and proactive basis. The business has a long track record of reducing emission intensity and responding to new processes and technologies to reduce impact.”
Beyond these current achievements, B&M plans to roll out further carbon reduction measures, including the recent addition of electric hybrid vehicles to their fleet.
Concluded Mick “B&M will continue to push forward. Although we are currently not required by legislation to measure, manage or offset our carbon emissions it is in the DNA of our business to do so.”