Bumblebee Conservation Trust

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. Inexorably tied to changes in our global climate, the Trust is dedicated to reducing its own environmental impact.
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3 years




Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Stirling Office, Eastleigh
Office, Chesterfield Office, Kent Office and homebased workers

Emission Sources: Electricity,T&D losses,
natural gas, water, waste, business travel, paper,
homeworking (excluded from footprint for office

Reporting Period: 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

38.4 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.2 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

40.8 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.3 tC0₂e


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UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 7 SDG.


Certification story

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’ in the UK, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

Achieving the Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

Over the next year, the trust will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, it will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Bumblebee Conservation Trust already does such important work for our planet, and one could be forgiven for thinking this was enough. But the Bumblebee Conservation Trust wanted to go further – and for that I applaud them. Committing to reducing its carbon footprint gives the trust an opportunity to spread the right message to its network of eco-conscious stakeholders: we can all do our part in creating a sustainable future.”
Gill Perkins
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
“Committing to reduce our carbon footprint is an essential step to tackle climate change and the challenges it poses to our planet and its inhabitants, including bumblebees. We are grateful to Planet Mark for helping us through the carbon auditing process so that we can operate in the most sustainable way possible. We are still at the beginning of our journey and we look forward to improving and leading the way for others. We strongly encourage individuals and other organisations to explore ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprints to help meet the challenge of climate change.”

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust believes in being a supportive organisation. As well as committing to continue reducing its carbon footprint, the trust will continue to deliver efficient and effective management of resources to support bumblebee conservation. The charity has also committed to protecting an acre of endangered rainforest in South America through a collaboration with conservation charity Cool Earth. 

Organisations working in conservation and climate change must be able to demonstrate strong sustainable credentials to reinforce their brand. A carbon reduction strategy is no longer a nice-to-have. In addition to helping reinforce the message and mission of organisations in the industry, working to reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint also evidences a willingness and ability to walk the walk on sustainable change.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Bumblebee Conservation Trust must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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