As part of its commitment to a sustainable future, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has achieved The Planet Mark for the sixth year. Buckingham Group Contracting and our employees are now working towards improving the company’s environmental, social and related economic performance even further than last year.
Using the internationally recognised Planet First Protocol methodology, the Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd carbon footprint for its sites during 2013 was calculated at 565t/CO2e, following a reduction, per employee of an impressive 34%.
This reduction is due in part to a significant investment to replace older, less fuel efficient, vehicles with new vehicles including, for example, the procurement of 30 Corsavan ecoFLEX modles that achieve CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.
Buckingham Group Contracting is committed to reducing emissions by a further 5% through 2014. As part of certification, Buckingham Group Contracting are also proudly supporting the Eden Project Education programme, helping educate children on sustainability.to develop educational materials and workshops for school children and young people, as well as industry specific development training programmes, both off-site and at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
"We believe that good business goes hand-in-hand with positive social and environmental actions," said Mike Kempley, Partner / Director, of Buckingham Group Contracting. "Maintaining The Planet Mark demonstrates our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions, and improve our environmental, social and related economic performance. Our employees are a major part of this activity, helping to make the changes happen and create a better way of doing business."
Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First comments: "We are delighted that Buckingham Group Contracting is taking an important step towards improving their sustainability performance even further. Buckingham Group Contracting is a company that are really trying to improve their sustainability, not just because of the obvious business benefits, but because they really want to help the environment by reducing emissions. Planet First firmly believes that businesses can be socially responsible and sustainable, and still be successful."
About The Planet Mark
The Planet Mark is a trusted international mark for businesses, buildings and products, helping organisations to improve their environmental, social and related economic performance.
Wherever you see The Planet Mark you can be assured of:
- Positive action to improve environmental, social and economic performance
- Integrated sustainability reporting in line with current legislation and protocols
- Engagement with employees, stakeholders, local and global community projects
Working in partnership with Eden Project, Planet First has a proven track record for helping organisations reduce their energy expenditure, win business and engage employees.
Notes to Editors:
With a company history spanning over 59 years, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is a major multi-disciplinary contractor with a turnover approaching £300million. We are an established Main Contractor providing a range of fully integrated, versatile and flexible services to Public and Private sector Clients across most of England and Wales. Operating from our Head Office, near Silverstone, and regional offices in Warrington and Bristol our services include:
- High quality Building projects to BREEAM Excellent
- Major highways and structures
- Major Infrastructure works for development sites
- Sports stadia and leisure facilities
- High quality Offices, distribution warehousing and manufacturing facilities to BREEAM Excellent
- Railways and rail engineering
- Rail Stations including new build and refurbishment
- The delivery of complex site remediation projects
- Demolition and deconstruction projects