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HEATHROW: B&H Worldwide, specialising in aerospace logistics, has won two environment awards from the NGO Green Apple Organisation for its carbon reduction initiatives.

B&H was recognised for cutting its carbon footprint over the past two years covering the company’s IT infrastructure plus all its offices by installing LED lighting, introducing in-workplace recycling centres, transport routings and changing work practices.

Measurable results have included a 50 percent drop in CO2 emissions at its London Heathrow head office since 2018 and an 82 percent reduction in paper usage by switching to a paperless purchase ledger.

This year the company has also reduced the use of paper 70 percent systemwide by using electronic airwaybills (eAWB) for all airline partners. By April, 82 percent were being sent electronically and by August the number had risen to 95 percent. The company says the goal is 100 percent in 2022.

“The Green Apple Awards are something every company should aspire to. We all want to improve our environmental performance and encourage the efficient use of resources,” declared B&H CEO Stuart Allen. “Our team around the world has long recognised that while the industry we operate in has a large carbon footprint, we as a responsible company must do our utmost to minimise our own impact within it.”

Founded in 1994, the Green Apple Organisation has since recognised, rewarded and promoted environmental best practice around the world. Very occasionally it has had to withdraw previously presented awards as a result of "new information, false claims or dishonorable activity”.

This led to a withdrawal in 2016 of a Green World Award to Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM); in 2018 a Best Practice Award to Busan Climate & Environment Network, South Korea; in 2019 a Green World Award to Stemnix Technologies in Singapore; and a Best Practice Award to Tor Marquis in the US; and in 2019 and 2020 respectively, Best Practice and Green World Awards to Hong Kong-based Vecor.

Green Apple also publishes a Green Book reference guide to past and present winners of its national and international awards: “We hope that others will learn from our winners’ experience and follow their lead to benefit themselves and the environment for generations to come,” it says in the latest (25th) edition.
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