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Benniman Construction Group, a regionally based construction company, specialising within the industrial, commercial and healthcare new build sectors, has achieved Planet Mark Certification.
This is Benniman’s fourth year of business carbon footprint reporting. Benniman first calculated the carbon footprint of its Bromsgrove office for the year ending December 2016 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Benniman’s normalised carbon emissions in the year ending December 2019 was 104.2 tCO2e, a decreased of 23.5% compared to the year ending 2018.
“I’m proud of Benniman for its commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. Through both its reduction in carbon year on year, and its determination to improve the accuracy of its data, it is clear that Benniman has desire for impactful change. The company’s engagement with its employees has been excellent, and it’s been a pleasure to witness the spirit of sustainability throughout the whole team.”
“As a company we are fully engaged with the sustainability initiatives we have introduced over the past four years and remain committed to improving our environmental credentials moving forwards. Like everyone, we were sent into a tailspin by the global events of the past six months, although we have endeavoured to take the positives out of the situation that we found ourselves in. We quickly embraced new ways of working that we found to be complementary to our sustainability drive. There were obvious benefits associated with fuel and energy reductions as a result of home working and on-line meetings but we quickly realised that these measures need not be temporary and that there is a place for them within our business model, saving valuable time and resources that will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint still further.”
Sustainability and ethics underpin everything Bartlett Mitchell does. As well as being the first contract caterer to achieve the Planet Mark, the company also was the first caterer to achieve Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) Three Star Champion Status, earning ‘most sustainable contract caterer’ with the Food Made Good award. To achieve this, many sustainable policies, such as sourcing local and seasonal producers, sourcing high-welfare produce, and a commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle, have been implemented.
Customers are becoming more aware of the need to invest in sustainable products, and this is no more acute than in the culinary industry. As a way to attract both new customers and retain existing customers, businesses in the food industry must embrace the opportunity afforded by sustainability. A new way of conducting business could be beneficial for both the planet and a company’s ongoing profits, but it must encompass both the way food is produced and the business’ own supply chain and processes.