Benniman is a regionally based construction company, specialising within the industrial, commercial and healthcare new build sectors, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark.
This is Benniman’s fourth year of business carbon footprint reporting. Benniman first calculated the carbon footprint of its Bromsgrove office for the year ending December 2016 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Benniman’s normalised carbon emissions in the year ending December 2019 was 104.2 tCO2e, a decreased of 23.5% compared to the year ending 2018.
Steve Malkin, Founder and CEO of The Planet Mark, commented: “I’m proud of Benniman for its commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. Through both its reduction in carbon year on year and its determination to improve the accuracy of its data, it is clear that Benniman has a desire for impactful change. The company’s engagement with its employees has been excellent, and it’s been a pleasure to witness the spirit of sustainability throughout the whole team.”
Tim Mills, Procurement Director & Head of Sustainability, commented: “As a company, we are fully engaged with the sustainability initiatives we have introduced over the past four years and remain committed to improving our environmental credentials moving forwards. Like everyone, we were sent into a tailspin by the global events of the past six months, although we have endeavoured to take the positives out of the situation that we found ourselves in. We quickly embraced new ways of working that we found to be complementary to our sustainability drive. There were obvious benefits associated with fuel and energy reductions as a result of home working and on-line meetings but we quickly realised that these measures need not be temporary and that there is a place for them within our business model, saving valuable time and resources that will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint still further.”
Benniman has introduced measures in addition to the certification to help promote environmental sustainability. Benniman’s Bromsgrove office runs on 100% renewable energy. For this achievement, the company was presented with the first 100% Renewable Energy Certificate from Cool Earth. The company also has a sustainability wall in its office to recognise its achievements and further inspire staff to think and act in an environmentally friendly manner.
Companies working in the built environment have an opportunity to benefit from sustainable principles. The industry is one of the nation’s largest polluters, so pioneering companies must think environmentally to meet modern demand, working within their own organisations and with their stakeholders and supply chains to create whole-life sustainable construction projects. Innovative companies will stand to gain the most as standards and the demands of consumers continue to evolve.
CERTIFIED YEAR 4
This is to certify that Benniman has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.
Valid to 31 March 2021
Sir Tim Smit KBE
23.5% absolute carbon reduction
carbon reduction per employee
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