BGL Insurance awarded ‘Investors in the Environment’ accreditation

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Leading Peterborough-based business, BGL Insurance, is celebrating this week after being awarded the ‘Green’ Investors in the Environment accreditation from PECT, the environmental charity. BGL Insurance is a leading digital distributor of Motor, Home and Life insurance for some of the UK’s leading financial services brands and currently employs over 1,000 colleagues at its site in Bretton.

As part of its #OneStepGreener programme launched last year, BGL Insurance set a new goal of becoming a carbon neutral business, halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero by 2040. To help it achieve these challenging targets, the business has introduced several new initiatives aimed at making its operation as environmentally friendly as possible. New strategies include:

  • Renewed reduction targets for emissions, wastage and energy consumption
  • New procurement commitments, ensuring any suppliers and service providers follow the same environmental agenda
  • Significant reductions in printing and paper usage, as well as ongoing promotion of greener commuting options 
  • Colleague education programme linked to health, wellbeing and sustainability, with a mission to help look after colleagues from the inside out.

Steve Woodford, Chief Technology Officer at BGL Insurance and head of the environmental strategy, said: Challenges don’t come much bigger than the environmental crisis we're all facing and having a green agenda in place can no longer just be a tick box exercise for businesses. At BGL Insurance, we’ve set ourselves some tough targets to ensure that we are doing our bit and are passionate about equipping our colleagues with tools and knowledge to also help them to make a personal impact. We’ve no intention of stopping yet and have lots in our plan to ensure our environmental strategy continues to evolve in the coming months and years ahead.”