Recycling and waste management company, B&M Waste Services has been certified as Carbon Neutral for the fifth year running, after being one of the first companies to achieve PAS2060 carbon neutrality.
B&M has 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. The 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 £3,500 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.
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.
Mick Ashall, Director at B&M Waste Services, commented:
“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.”
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.”
B&M plans to roll out further carbon reduction measures, including the recent addition of electric hybrid vehicles to their fleet.