Peterborough insurance giant hits its eco targets

The BGL Group's offices in Peterborough.The BGL Group's offices in Peterborough.
The BGL Group's offices in Peterborough. | JPIMedia
Insurance giant the BGL Group has won praise for its initiatives to help protect the environment.

The company, based in Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, has been presented with an Investors in the Environment (iiE) Bronze Award by the PECT (Peterborough Environment City Trust).

The recognition comes less than 12 months after BGL made its pledge to protect the environment.

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During the year, it has launched a series of eco initiatives to monitor gas, electricity and water use, increase recycling and become more energy efficient.

Sean Melia, Director of Business Services, said: “We are immensely proud of how far we’ve come since we pledged to be greener and more sustainable. Our success is down to the commitment of our people who have helped us achieve this milestone.”

“It’s fantastic to be recognised for the steps we have taken to become a more environmentally-conscious and sustainable business, but equally we’re aware there’s still so much more we can be doing as we continue our commitment to the environment.”

BGL has also introduced monthly volunteering days dedicated to supporting the environment, such as planting trees and park management for Nene Park Trust.

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It has also installed bat and bird boxes, more electric car charging points, meat-free Mondays at its catered sites and removed plastic bottles.

BGL now plans to work towards silver and then top-level green accreditation, which will require working towards new targets for waste management, green travel and carbon offsetting.