Beever and Struthers, chartered accountants and business advisors, generate nearly £2 million in social value contribution.

31st October 2023, 7:00 pm

Beever and Struthers has measured its carbon and social value contribution for 2022 and has proudly achieved its 4th consecutive year of Planet Mark Business Certification while generating £1,773,524 in social value contributions.

Operating from Manchester, Birmingham, London and Blackburn, Beever and Struthers has had its 2022 social value contribution analysed by Planet Mark’s experts. Its Social Value per employee is £7,239, which represents 11.4% of its turnover and the firm has invested £1,174,331 into its people.

The firm invested £532,514 in volunteering and supporting the local community, while staff volunteered 30 hours for environmental conservation & sustainable ecosystem management initiatives.

Planet Mark is an internationally recognised sustainability certification that verifies and measures carbon and social data, helping organisations to reduce emissions and make contributions towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although Planet Mark members are committed to measuring and reducing their carbon emissions annually, Beever and Struthers is accelerating its sustainability journey by calculating its Social Value contribution through the Themes, Outcomes and Measures (TOMs) framework.

Beever and Struthers’ measured carbon footprint for Scopes 1, 2 and core elements of Scope 3 stands at 98.5 tCO2e, working towards being net zero by 2050. The firm will prioritise continuing to embed sustainability into its business operations and achieving annual Planet Mark Business Certification. This will be achieved by following Planet Mark’s robust three-step process: Measuring its impact, engaging everyone in the business and communicating its progress.

The firm works with suppliers who are able to evidence their commitments to sustainability with accreditations, while ensuring that its employees have access to a range of carbon literacy training to enable them to make carbon reductions in the workplace and at home.

Geraldine Finn, Marketing & Business Development Director, Beever and Struthers, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our social value contribution and are grateful to our team (#teambeevers) for their commitment, time and passion. Measuring and improving our environmental and social impact is central to our firm’s ethos and we have found that this has helped us to attract and retain talent. It’s clear that employees want to work for organisations who prioritise sustainability and consider it holistically.”

Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder, Planet Mark, adds: “Measurement is an integral step in a business’s sustainability journey. We are delighted that Beever and Struthers has generated such a commendable social value contribution, and we cannot wait to see the opportunities this organisation will benefit from as it makes further steps towards its net zero ambition.”

About B&S:
A firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors with offices in Birmingham, London, Blackburn, and headquartered in Manchester and currently ranked as one of the top 10 firms in the North West.

With 17 partners who are all experts in their respective fields, aided by some of the industry’s most talented directors, managers, and support staff, they have been helping clients overcome knotty problems and achieve their goals for over 100 years.

Their approach is to combine highly technical knowledge, with a problem-solving approach and a keep-it-simple attitude; all wrapped up in a very personal service.

About Planet Mark:
Planet Mark is an internationally recognised sustainability certification which recognises continuous progress, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals who make a world of difference. Offering tailored certifications for businesses and real estate as well as calculating social value contribution through the TOMs framework and PAS2060 carbon neutral verification.

Organisations become a Planet Mark member as soon as they sign up and commit to reporting their carbon footprint and engaging their stakeholders. Once organisations have submitted the data required and Planet Mark has assessed its carbon footprint, they become Planet Mark Certified and start their journey to continually reduce their emissions.

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