Components and fittings manufacturer Blum has recently installed 904 solar panels on its UK headquarters’ roof, generating 75% of the building’s power needs and estimated to save 94 tons of carbon per year. The solar panels will generate energy during both working hours and out of hours, as well as weekends, and any excess energy will be sold back to the main grid.
One of the project leaders, Matthew Glanfield, said: “At Blum UK, sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do. Now we have gone the extra mile by installing a magnificent solar farm, embracing renewable energy as much as we can and nurturing a brighter tomorrow. Our passion for sustainability has driven these steps, as we ramp up our efforts and continue to live by our values.”
Another part of Blum UK's sustainability plan has been the inclusion of a beehive installation at the rear of the Blum UK warehouse. Three have been added so far with plans for a further seven. “We are so excited to announce our beehive installation as part of our sustainability journey,” said Raj Tanna, Blum warehouse manager.
“We all have a responsibility to take care of nature and the environment and this is one of our contributions towards that goal. Our commitment to nature and the environment continues to expand and now, with the introduction of purely pollinator-friendly beehives, we are ready to make a real difference. We are so proud of our efforts to protect the environment and create a more sustainable future and could not be more thrilled to welcome our buzzing friends to our site.”