BMS Critical Care to reduce carbon footprint by one fifth

Blackburn-based BMS Critical Care is set to reduce its carbon footprint by around 20 per cent after enlisting the help of the MaCaW project, based within UCLan.

The changes made will also help the firm reduce costs and make it more competitive when tendering for new work.

BMS, established in 1984, has a nine-strong workforce and supplies disposable medical products to hospitals.  MaCaW produced a detailed analysis of data and a carbon assessment audit before calculating its carbon footprint and outlining how best to reduce its energy usage and overall carbon emissions.

Mark Nelson, business engagement offficer for MaCaW, explained: “By going through this process, BMS has been able to gain a competitive advantage when tendering for public sector contracts. The team can show that they are committed to reducing their carbon footprint, meeting certain corporate social responsibility elements of tenders and being able to demonstrate that they have been through an accredited project."

The MaCaW project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help Lancashire SMEs to move towards a low carbon future. Lancashire SMEs are encouraged to take advantage of this free service whilst the investment is still available. 

The measures follow the government’s recent announcement of a new plan to tackle climate change, which aims to reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050.

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