The Beeswax Wrap Co., makers of award-winning reusable wraps that will keep food fresh for longer, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is The Beeswax Wrap Co.’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to The Planet Mark. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its UK operations for the year ending February 2020 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
The Beeswax Wrap Co.’s location-based total carbon footprint in the year ending February 2020 was 17.5 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 1.5 tCO2e per employee.
Steve Malkin, Founder and CEO of The Planet Mark, commented: “Sustainability is at the core of what The Beeswax Wraps Co. does, so this partnership with The Planet Mark is a natural fit. We need more sustainable pioneers like The Beeswax Wraps Co., who are putting environmentally friendly principles at the forefront of everything they do. I’m delighted that the company is now taking the step to robustly measure and reduce its carbon footprint, it is a fitting progression for a progressive company.”
Fran Beer, Founder of The Beeswax Wraps Co., commented: “From the outset, we have wanted to build a company that not only treats everyone they come into contact with well but also to ensure that we treat our planet kindly. We make beeswax and vegan wax wraps, a plastic-free alternative to clingfilm. Our view is that we cannot be a company that makes sustainable products if we are not making them in a sustainable way. Measuring our carbon footprint and reducing our carbon emissions is a key, company-wide goal. Working with The Planet Mark has been invaluable in helping us understand where we are and where we need to get to.”
The Beeswax Wraps Co. has put sustainability at the centre of all of its operations. The wraps themselves are made from 100% natural ingredients and organic fabrics, and vegan wraps are also available for purchase. Electricity purchased at the company’s Nailsworth Mills site is 100% sourced from renewable energy. It also hosts a number of plastic-free and low-impact driven video tutorials on its website to encourage its customers to live a sustainable, packaging-free life beyond its own products. The Beeswax Wraps Co. is also a certified B Corp, taking steps to measure its positive impacts on society and its stakeholders.
Manufacturers of products have a responsibility to examine the environmental impacts of the way they do business. Supply chains can be long and complex, with many diverse ways in which they impact the environment, but an honest and rigorous examination of the way products are made can uncover many opportunities. As well as a clearer perspective on a manufacturer’s carbon emissions, a drive towards sustainable products can help produce efficiencies in the supply chain, and when these stories are told, create a greater bond between the manufacturer and its customers.
CERTIFIED YEAR 1
This is to certify that Beeswax Wrap Company has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 May 2021
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1.5 tCO2e carbon footprint per employee
17.5 tCO2e total carbon footprint
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