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BM Celebrates Planet Mark Accreditation for Third Year


BM Team
25 March 2022
 

BM has been awarded Planet Mark accreditation for a third successive year after it achieved a 26 per cent absolute carbon reduction, and committed to a further five per cent decrease, as announced in its latest CSER report published recently.

As part of the accreditation, the company - which reported on its pro-rated carbon reduction results from 1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020 - has been especially commended on its waste, travel, procurement, water, social value, engagement and communication business impacts, supporting seven of the UN’s sustainable development goals. 

In the reporting period, BM, achieved the 26 per cent absolute carbon reduction from 2019-2020, meaning a decrease of 72.8 tCO2e total carbon footprint for its support office, which is 1.1 tCO2w total carbon footprint per employee.

 

The First Contract Caterer to Measure Social Value with Planet Mark

 

As part of its ongoing activity, the company has committed to a greater than 5 per cent reduction across its company support function on its journey to net-zero. BM is committing to work with Planet Mark to measure its Social Value, the first contract caterer to do this.

The Social Value measurement has historically looked at social, environmental and economic activities such as people, community and volunteering, donations, procurement, and positive environmental impact.

BM works with Planet Mark to help measure, engage and communicate its CSER commitments. It is the only contract caterer to have achieved Planet Mark accreditation.

Further highlights in the company’s CSER report include a focus on BM’s ‘Hidden Heroes’ who have dedicated personal time and resources to support the communities they operate in, as well as a clear roadmap for further ED&I (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) engagement across its business in the next 12 months.

Ian Thomas, CEO, BM, said: “We remain as committed as ever to mitigate our impact to the planet by measuring and monitoring our impact which helps us to drive carbon savings going forward. Whilst the challenges of the last few years have been clear for all to see, we have maintained our focus on sustainability and do what we can to improve our social value as a business and individuals. We are exceptionally proud of the lengths our teams have gone to, not just in the reporting period, but before and after, and are delighted to be able to celebrate some of these within our latest CSER report.”

 

Picture: the Bartlett Mitchell team. Image credit: Bartlett Mitchell.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 25 March 2022

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