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Beco achieves carbon neutrality

It has implemented ‘a number’ of policies that help protect the natural world, from switching to renewable energy to power the Beco offices, to replacing gas-powered machinery with electric vehicles.

Beco has announced it has achieved carbon neutrality after working with the certification body, Climate Neutral.

Beco revealed it achieved carbon neutrality by measuring and reducing any business emissions, and compensating for every tonne made. 

Since launching in 2009, Beco said its focus has been on creating food, toys, and accessories that pets “love”, whilst also reducing impact on the planet.

Beco has implemented “a number” of policies that help protect and preserve the natural world, from switching to renewable energy to power the Beco offices, to replacing gas-powered machinery with electric vehicles. It also uses an air source heat pump that transfers heat absorbed from the outside air instead of relying on gas.  

Additionally, the retailer said it is taking its sustainability mission to the “next level” by continuing to set longer term reduction targets.

George Bramble, Beco founder, said: “Carbon offsetting can be contentious as some businesses see it as a way to buy your way out of trouble without addressing the problem, the initial emissions. We are not one of those. 

“Our primary goal is to reduce as much as possible, and then offset what remains. We see offsetting as a way to repay our debts while we work on continuous improvements.”

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