Austrian components and fittings manufacturer Blum has invested in sustainability and the environment at its UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
The company has recently installed 904 solar panels on its UK headquarters’ roof, generating 75% of the building’s power needs and estimated to save 94 tons of carbon per year.
Generating energy during both working hours and out of hours, as well as weekends, any excess will be sold back to the main grid.
Technical manager at Blum, and of the project leaders, Matthew Glanfield, said: “At Blum UK, sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do. Now we have gone the extra mile by installing a magnificent solar farm, embracing renewable energy as much as we can and nurturing a brighter tomorrow.
“Our passion for sustainability has driven these steps, as we ramp up our efforts and continue to live by our values.”
In addition, the company has installed three beehives at the rear of the Blum UK warehouse, with plans for a further seven.
Blum warehouse manager Taj Tanna commented: “We are so excited to announce our beehive installation as part of our sustainability journey.
“We all have a responsibility to take care of nature and the environment, and this is one of our contributions towards that goal.
“Our commitment to nature and the environment continues to expand and now, with the introduction of purely pollinator-friendly beehives, we are ready to make a real difference.
“We are so proud of our efforts to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future and could not be more thrilled to welcome our buzzing friends to our site.”
However, Blum also has a focus on sustainable products, spanning their entire life cycle from the production of the raw materials to the manufacturing and assembly until final disposal.
Cara Lee, marketing & communications at Blum UK added: “We hope to achieve all of our sustainability goals with a combination of partnership, inspiration and creative solutions.”
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