Hi everyone. Izzy here - the newest addition to the Black Bee Honey team.
I've recently completed a Masters in Sustainability at the University of Bath which motivated me to become part of a company that shares my love for the planet, and passion to protect the lovely things that live on it. I was lucky enough to become part of the Black Bee Honey team that is doing just that. I'm not sure anything is quite as synonymous with sustainability as bees, and so I felt at home in my new role.
Since joining I’ve been involved in the sales side of the business, as well as the eco-journey that Paul and Chris have been keen to increase momentum in. Whilst beekeeping is in itself sustainable as it supports the growth of the bee population, we want to ensure our entire supply chain and way we operate day-to-day is the best it can be for our society and the environment.
We truly believe that organisations have a duty of care to create a thriving and healthy planet which has led us to review our entire operation to ensure that we are doing just that. To help guide our progress we’re in the process of completing the B Corp impact assessment in the hope to gain B Corp certification.
This certification signifies that we’re part of a community of leading organisations that’s operations significantly benefit society and the environment. The assessment quizzes us on every aspect of our organisation, from the building we work in, to the governance structures we have in place.
We have made significant changes throughout the organisations already, including altering our packaging so that each item is made up of at least 75% recycled materials and all easily recyclable in curbside recycling, in addition to increasing our collaboration with charities and work with schools.
The journey so far has exposed the process of making a company truly sustainable as a lengthy one. Nevertheless, we are proud to say we care and are making a difference.