In January 2015 Pukka became a certified carbon neutral company, 18 months after first monitoring their carbon emissions. They completed a carbon footprint containing scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and had this verified externally. They then offset the carbon with a project to improve health and reduce deforestation.
Here you will find inspiring and engaging examples of thought leaders in the Bristol and West of England business community who are already going green and seeing the benefits. Learn from the experience of businesses from different sectors and sizes across the region, and access further information to enable your business to follow in their footsteps.
Case studies provide details of how and why changes were made in a particular business. Maximum benefit from these can be gained when viewed in conjunction with actions suggested in the Go Green Tool.
On the right hand side of the page you can select case studies by pillar such as Sustainable Sourcing or Travel and Transport.
Remember – if your business has made changes that others could learn from you can submit a case study and your company could appear here too.
In 2013, Bodywise relocated to a bigger site in Bradley Stoke to accommodate growing sales and new product lines. Despite the larger premises, the company managed to achieve an overall 9% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions thanks to clever refitting of the heating, lighting and insulation as well as changes that have encouraged staff to cycle to work more.
In order to improve The Trinity Centre’s energy performance and mitigate increasing energy prices, all the house lighting was replaced with energy efficient LEDs which are set to reduce energy costs by almost £3,000 per year.
The Greenhouse Bed & Breakfast found that sourcing sustainable products, from Fairtrade and organic food to recycled plastic carpets, solar PV, eco water fittings and kitchen equipment has helped to support the expansion of the business by tapping into a growing demand for green credentials from public and corporate guests.