Environmental Management Statement

In December 2020 Blue Patch made a formal commitment to reach Net Zero by 2030, supporting the Race to Zero!

Logo of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign

Goals

We plan to focus on four key areas to influence positive change.

  • Our own business operations
  • Our business mission 
  • Our members
  • Consumers

In the first quarter of 2021 we commence producing a framework for our science-based measurements for Scope 1,2 and 3.

The report will be added here not later than December 2021. The aim is for Blue Patch to be Net Zero by 2030.

Website hosting with Green Geeks

The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) in Portland, Oregon offset Green Geek’s carbon footprint. Then BEF purchase 3 times more renewable energy certificates (REC) than the company has consumed in a single year. This energy is put back into the grid.

Business Declares


Bluepatch.org is proud to have joined Business Declares the fast-growing network of businesses who acknowledge the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Concern for both people and the planet are not new to us and we look forward to continuing to share our journey and ensuring our voice is part of the collective, resounding call for change. We are certainly not claiming to be perfect, neither are we judging others, instead we are part of a coalition of the willing looking to collaborate and accelerate action while continuing to highlight the challenges and uncomfortable truths.

We’ve also signed up to the SME Climate Hub which means we have additional guidelines and can access resources to support our Race to Zero.

Marketing 

The Blue Patch Magazine: printed in the UK on recycled, FSC accredited paper, eco-print.

Product swing tags: plastic-free, recycled paper, eco-print, printed in the UK.

Events: low carbon logistics, plastic and VOC free plant- based stand paint, reusable and plastic free signage, recycled plinths.

Office 

Electricity: Good Energy 100% renewable energy. LED lighting. Recycling policy in place.

To-do

  • Be Net Zero by 2030
  • Switch our heating to Good Energy Biogas
  • Upgrade our office technology to be more energy efficient
  • Plan a retrofit to be more energy and water efficient

Our Business Mission

Blue Patch is a registered social enterprise and member of SEUK.

The Positive Fund  blue patch logo

100% of our surplus income is invested into community owned renewable energy projects. We even have a name for it – The Positive Fund!

people walking down a country path, with trees and a giant wind turbine, showing our commitment to sustainable and renewable energy
Thrive Renewables

Our members

We select our members based on their awareness and commitment to supporting the environment and local communities.

We help members to access resources and we continue to share knowledge and celebrate and reward successful moves towards reducing emissions.

The Circular Economy

We partner with Advance London and ReLondon, introducing our business members to opportunities to model business impact and enable circularity in product design and services.

Consumer awareness

We help customers to source and shop locally and sustainably through our sustainable business directory.

Our Journal shares tips, stories and features on all aspects of sustainability from how to retrofit to plastic-free shopping guides.

We have a national campaign: the Power of Positive Shopping

We bring sustainability to life, making it positive, visually beautiful and easy to understand. We also sustain the local economy. Check out our campaign catalogue Positive Shopping.

a row of school children showing their solar roof, a project Blue Patch invested in via Ethex
Low Carbon Hub, Oxfordshire

Our network of partners and affiliations