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Bagnalls Signs Up To Sustainabler



Bagnalls is the latest family business signing up to the Sustainable Charter and pledging their commitment to making a different to the planet.


Family businesses intrinsically do, or want to do the right thing, acting as agents of change and taking responsibility for their actions. They care and with a shared purpose take long-term decisions and act as stewards for next generations. They want to do the right thing, creating sustainable businesses and recognise the urgency associated with the need to care for the world in which they live too.


As Paul Andrews, Founder of Sustainabler and global champion of family businesses explains:

“We are delighted to welcome Bagnalls to Sustainabler. As a responsible family business they are taking plenty of steps on their sustainability journey and we are delighted that they have signed up to our sustainability pledge."

“Sustainabler has been created with a simple purpose in mind, to provide a comprehensive resource centre that will enable family businesses of all sizes to source information, knowledge and practical examples of sustainability in practice and to help everyone make sustainability manageable, measurable and meaningful and we really do welcome the support and commitment that Bagnalls have made in this regard.”


Each family business that signs up to the charter agrees to further their sustainability journey by committing:


  • To continuing on their journey to become a net zero business

  • To reduce their energy consumption

  • To minimise waste within their organisation

  • To encourage the reduction of consumption of materials and reuse and recycling of as many resources as possible

  • To reduce water consumption

  • To consider the use of renewable energy resources

  • To measure and reduce their overall impact on the environment

  • To encourage and support their people to become better ‘citizens of the planet’

  • To support the broader communities in which they operate

  • To be active participants in the sustainabler community as agents of change

  • To share and report back on their endeavours and the impact that these have on their business

  • To continue to build an approach to sustainability to look at their underlying purpose in terms of profit, people and planet


The Sustainabler Charter sets to encourage more family businesses to proactively communicate and share their activities and their impact with the wider community, amplifying the impact of family firms as agents of change and sharing resources and ideas that will help other family businesses too.


As Paul continues,

“We created Sustainabler in response to being asked for resources and insights to help family businesses on their journey and have been delighted with the response to date. The community continues to build and it is great to see the family business mark of sustainability being embraced by great family businesses across the UK.”

“Bagnalls is a long standing, multi-generational family business that have been delivering expert commercial and industrial painting and decorating projects across the UK since 1875 and are a responsible business, putting people and the planet at the heart of what they do and we are delighted to welcome them to our Sustainabler community.”


Ben Featherstone, Sustainability Co-Ordinator at Bagnalls adds: "We're really excited to be a part of Sustainabler. Bagnalls is committed to using green and sustainable practices wherever possible and we are always looking for new, innovative ways to ensure we're protecting our planet."


"Our painters and decorators are already using environmentally friendly Graphenstone paint across various projects, which works to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere as it dries."


"We are also proud members of The Painting and Decorating Association's Paint Green scheme, which helps us recycle and cut down on waste."


"We can't wait to further our green efforts with Sustainabler and help us protect our planet for the next generation of family businesses."


Family businesses signing up to Sustainabler become part of a community that has sustainability matters at the core, are able to make full use of the badge on collateral and gain invitations to events that are shaped around the ongoing sustainability agenda.


Find out more about Sustainabler here.



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