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Bristol Energy Cooperative

Social performance

BECs existing and future solar installations help communities reduce their energy bills and use green energy, thereby cutting carbon emissions.

Key Social Performance Indicators (KSPIs)

KSPIs are a measure of how the business is performing on delivering its main social or environmental purpose. Read more

KSPI 1 - Energy Generation

BEC's current 9 MW solar portfolio consists of two solar farms and PV on 11 community buildings. The portfolio is predicted to generate approximately 9,000 MWh of electricity each year - enough to power 2,000 average UK homes - and save more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 over the 25-year lifetime of the programme.

KSPI 2 - Community Fund

BEC has so far facilitated over £200,000 of community benefit payments to the local community

Common environmental performance indicators (CEPIs)

CEPIs are environmental performance indicators that are common to all businesses, no matter what their main business activity is. Read more

Carbon emissions

Reducing carbon emissions is one of the core aims of BEC. The carbon savings from these projects is estimated to be 100,000 tonnes of CO2 over the 25-year lifetime of the programme.

Staff travel to work

BEC employs 3 members of staff who either cycle or use public transport to travel to work and for site visits and meetings when feasible.

Waste and recycling

BEC will carefully consider the environmental credentials of potential suppliers and ensure that the equipment procured is as recyclable as possible.

Common Social Performance Indicators (CSPIs)

CSPIs are social performance indicators that are common to all businesses, no matter what their main business activity is. Read more

Community investment

Please see above KPSI 2.

Ethical procurement

The Society does not currently report on ethical procurement but looks to uphold the ethical values set out for Co-operative Members of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

Local employment

BEC employs three members of staff from the local Bristol area and also works with a wide range of Bristol partners.

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