Real estate, facilities management and construction

Bowmer + Kirkland

Bowmer + Kirkland offers a wide range of specialisms from construction-related services to homeland security products. From carbon targets to funding for community projects, the company takes a broad and varied approach to sustainability.
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15 years

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Absolute carbon reduction across office sites

Reporting Boundary: Office and Construction sites.

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Onsite renewables, Natural Gas, Other Fuels, Water, Waste, Fleet, Business Travel, Commuting, Paper.

Reporting Period: 01 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022


Carbon reduction per employee across office sites


Total office sites carbon footprint

2,871.5 tC0₂e

Total office sites carbon footprint per employee

3.6 tC0₂e

Total construction sites carbon footprint

7,743.4 tC0₂e

Total construction sites carbon footprint per employee

9.6 tC0₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG.


Certification story

Bowmer & Kirkland, a group of 29 companies offering a wide range of specialisms from construction-related services to homeland security products, has achieved Planet Mark certification. 

This is Bowmer & Kirkland’s 15th year of business carbon footprint reporting for its headquarters and UK regional offices. Over the next years, the company will be working towards measuring and reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, the company will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Steve Malkin
Planet Mark
“Bowmer and Kirkland embody the ethos of Planet Mark – a vision of sustainability driven by continuous environmental improvement. This year marks yet another period of fantastic progress. The company is progressing towards a net zero goal and proving itself to be a leader in the space. It is a pleasure to work alongside their passionate team to create positive change and come together for a sustainable future.”
Graham Lee
Sustainability and Technical Manager
Bowmer + Kirkland
“Bowmer + Kirkland recognise the threat of climate change to the international community caused by carbon emissions and are therefore committed to reducing carbon emissions from our operations. This commitment has been longstanding, with B+K collecting data and reporting annually on its’ business carbon footprint since 2006. Throughout this period the carbon footprint data has been independently analysed, audited and certified in partnership with Planet Mark. ”

Graham Lee, Sustainability and Technical Manager for Bowmer + Kirkland added, “with an annual target of 5% reductions to our carbon footprint, potential initiatives are considered each year to help drive our commitment to reducing our carbon emissions. Our performance over the past 15 years has been consistent and overall met and continues to meet our annual target, with a total reduction of 60% to our business carbon footprint since 2006. We believe that it is time for B+K to be more ambitious with our carbon reduction targets and the initiatives we adopted. Currently we are reviewing our overall approach with a view as to how we can effectively drive our company towards the ultimate objective of net zero carbon in our business, site operations and the projects that we deliver.” 

Bowmer + Kirkland believes in the sustainable use of resources, minimising environmental pollution, recycling and reducing waste. As well as committing to continuous reduction in its carbon footprint, Bowmer + Kirkland has committed to engaging its stakeholders and supply chain to help them improve their sustainable credentials. The company has also protected an acre of endangered rainforest with Planet Mark through Cool Earth.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Bowmer + Kirkland must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

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