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BM awarded Planet Mark for third successive year

Planet Mark

We are proud to have achieved the Planet Mark accreditation for the third year running.

We reported on our pro-rated carbon reduction results for the period between 1 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020 and have been especially commended on our waste, travel, procurement, water, social value, engagement and communication business impacts – supporting seven of the UN’s sustainable development goals.  In the reporting period we achieved a further:

  • 26% absolute carbon reduction from 2019-2020
  • 72.8 tCO2e total carbon footprint for its support office
  • 1.1 tCO2w total carbon footprint per employee 

As part of our ongoing activity, we have committed to a further 5% reduction across our support function on our journey to Net Zero. BM is committing to work with The 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.

We work with the Planet Mark to help measure, engage and communicate our CSER commitments. We are the only contract caterer to have achieved the Planet Mark accreditation. 

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.”