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Benham BMW Goes Green in 2016!

2016 12 15 12.25.05Benham BMW is awarded a ‘Green stamp’, as environmental measurement company Credibly Green report on the environmental impacts of the businesses operations at their Wolverhampton Dealership. Showcasing its commitment to the environment, Benham BMW is taking strides towards effective environmental management.

If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it. And that is exactly what Benham BMW has done. Using industry standard data, and a bespoke Carbon Toolkit, Credibly Green has delivered an independent environmental report to the company and awarded its ‘green’ stamp for environmental awareness.  They are also actively seeking to develop electric points to increase the use of electric and hybrid vehicles, an area promoted by BMW, to reduce both local and global emissions impacts.

This Credibly Green report identifies the carbon emissions equivalent of the company in terms of gas, electricity, water, waste and recycling activity between June 2015 and May 2016. The results found that whilst Benham BMW generated 147 tonnes of waste over this period, none of it was sent to landfill, with 92% sent for energy recovery, and 8% sent for cardboard recycling. A full breakdown of the total carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from Benham BMW is available within the report, by activity and utility. Electricity use is by far Benham BMW’s largest contributor to annual emissions, followed by gas consumption.

Through simple measures, Benham BMW can look to reduce its environmental impact, and provide a positive message to their employees, clients and wider community.  For example, should Benham BMW switch their electricity to a renewable supplier, significant reductions could be realised.

“Businesses play a key role in introducing environmental awareness, and promoting responsible environmental management.  By taking steps to measure and understand the key impacts of their own operations, Benham BMW can ‘walk the talk’ and be advocates of change by example.” Paul Frith, Director.

The issue of a Credibly Green ‘Green’ stamp means that Benham BMW has been independently assessed for the environmental impact of their waste management operations, energy and water use.

Last modified on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 09:57

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