BHC recognise the need to conduct and develop its business without compromising the needs of future generations. We are committed to conducting our business so far as reasonably practicable without causing damage to the environment.
BHC have heavily invested in sustainability and renewables within our manufacturing facilities. We take a sustainable approach to everything we do, in an effort to reduce our energy use and costs. This allows us to pass the savings to our clients and provide them with products designed to lower their environmental impact.
In 2015, BHC installed and commissioned a 500kWh Wind Turbine within our manufacturing facilities. On average the Wind Turbine produces over 1.4 million kWh per year and without the use of our Wind Turbine , we would generate an additional 760 tonnes of C02 emissions per annum.
2018/2019 Wind Turbine Use
We currently have 12 Biomass Units installed at our site in Carnwath, producing 6.2 million kWh per annum. The heat generated is used to heat our offices, workshop and paint facility using locally sourced woodchips. Our Biomass Units have generated over 20 million kW of ‘Green Heat’ since their installation in 2015. If fossil fuels were used to heat our premises, we would produce an additional 3,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.
Our Biomass Units are fuelled by locally sourced woodchips approved by the Biomass Supplier List (BSL). The BSL criteria for sustainability was introduced to ensure that all biomass fuel deliveries reach 60% emission savings when compared to the EU fossil fuels for heating. All fuel supplied under the Biomass Supplier List must be sourced from fully legal sources to ensure no fuel enters the supply chain which has been illegally felled. All woodchip used by BHC has originated from a BSL registered supplier.
2018/2019 Biomass Usage
At present, BHC are approximately 60% self-sufficient. We’re currently in talks to implement further sustainability initiatives including an Anaerobic Digestion Plant, allowing BHC to become 100% self-sufficient.