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The Beeswax Wrap Company

The Beeswax Wrap Co makes award winning reusable wraps that will keep food fresh for longer. The wraps are made from 100 natural ingredients and organic fabrics. Planet Mark is an important part of the eco-friendly company's sustainability credentials.
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3 years

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Highlights

Measure

Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Workshop (Unit 17a
Nailsworth Mills Estate, GL6 0BS)

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Business Travel, Waste, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Mar 2021 – 28 Feb 2022

12.8 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.5 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

11.1 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.3 tC0₂e

Engage

FTE employees

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

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 6 SDG.

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Certification story

The Beeswax Wrap Co., the UK’s largest maker and retailer of beeswax and vegan wax wraps, has achieved Planet Mark certification. Achieving Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders.  

The Beeswax Wraps Co. has put sustainability at the centre of all of its operations. The wraps themselves are made from 100% natural ingredients and organic fabrics, and vegan wraps are also available for purchase. Electricity purchased at the company’s Nailsworth Mills site is 100% sourced from renewable energy. It also hosts a number of plastic-free and low-impact driven video tutorials on its website to encourage its customers to live a sustainable, packaging-free life beyond its own products. The Beeswax Wraps Co. is also a certified B Corp, taking steps to measure its positive impacts on society and its stakeholders. 


Over the next year, the company will continue to work towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, it will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.



Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Congratulations to The Beeswax Wrap Company on achieving certification for a third year. The company is centred on sustainable, low-waste solutions for all of its customers, and they will be assured that the company has pledged to continuous improvement in sustainability. I look forward to working with the company to make absolute reductions in carbon in the future.”
Fran Beer
Founder
The Beeswax Wraps Co.
“From the outset we have wanted to build a company that not only treats everyone they come into contact with well but also to ensure that we treat our planet kindly. We make beeswax and vegan wax wraps, a plastic-free alternative to clingfilm. Our view is that we cannot be a company that makes sustainable products if we are not making them in a sustainable way. Measuring our carbon footprint and reducing our carbon emissions is a key, company-wide goal. Working with Planet Mark has been invaluable in helping us understand where we are and where we need to get to.”

Manufacturers of products have a responsibility to examine the environmental impacts of the way they do business. Supply chains can be long and complex, with many diverse ways in which they impact the environment, but an honest and rigorous examination of the way products are made can uncover many opportunities. As well as a clearer perspective on a manufacturer’s carbon emissions, a drive towards sustainable products can help produce efficiencies in the supply chain, and when these stories are told, create a greater bond between the manufacturer and its customers. 

Going beyond

Through Planet Mark, The Beeswax Wrap Company has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Beeswax Wrap Co. 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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