Environmental, Green & Carbon Policy – Bamsh Digital Marketing

Eco-Friendly, Green and Carbon Neutral Digital Marketing Company

The world matters to us. The owners and staff of Bamsh Digital Marketing have children and we would like to pass on a world that has cleaner air, oceans without plastic and where all children of the world have the opportunities that our own children in the UK enjoy.

Bamsh Digital Marketing CSR Policy Statements

Corporate social responsibility is vitally important to who we are as a company. Our policies ensure that we rigorously adhere to the highest standards in ethical behaviour, environmental sustainability, data security and more.

Reducing our carbon footprint

How we reduce our carbon footprint at Bamsh Digital Marketing

Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint

We annually review and calculate our carbon usage and offset our usage so we are a “carbon neutral” digital marketing agency. Our process:

Below are some of the Gold Standard projects we have supported to reduce our carbon footprint:

Cleaner Cook Stoves in Rwanda

In Rwanda, firewood accounts for at least 86% of energy consumption and is the primary cooking fuel for 98% of rural households. The distribution of fuel-efficient cookstoves reduces the amount of wood burning in households, which means less harmful smoke, less indoor air pollution, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

The stoves are designed and produced in-country, providing much-needed training and employment to the region and ensuring that they are tailored to the cooking needs of families. CO2balance works closely with local NGOs and governments to ensure that stoves are distributed to regions without pre-existing markets for efficient wood-burning stoves. The stove is supplied at a highly-subsidised rate to ensure affordability for families unfamiliar with improved devices; in this way, CO2balance hopes to kick-start demand for improved cooking technology across the country.

This programme is comprised of fourteen micro projects, each of which will create 10,000 tonnes of emissions reductions through reducing the combustion of unsustainably-harvested biomass. The programme aims to reduce pressure on woodlands and wildlife, reduce indoor air pollution and improve the lives of local families.

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Clean water access for families in Laos

In Laos, over 80% of households must boil their water to make it safe to drink. Despite many taking this boiling precaution, preventable illness from drinking contaminated water is still a leading cause of death for children under five. But with a water filter at home, families can produce their own safe water every day.

The filters do more than just fending off thirst and illness. Without the need for boiling water, families are able to buy or collect less wood and fossil fuels, reducing smoke in the kitchen and protecting Laos’ beautiful forests from further deforestation.

TerraClear is breaking down the barriers that make clean water access a challenge for rural communities. Creative strategies and community-focused education and promotion are allowing TerraClear to change lives a few litres at a time. Through this project, they aim to provide the people of Laos with 100,000 locally-made filters by 2019.

Project impacts/benefits

100 MW Wind Power Project at Anantapur

This 100 MW wind power plant, supported by Orange Renewable, is located in the district of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, India. The project consists of 50 Wind Turbines of 2.0 MW each generating clean electricity. To ensure the best possible outreach to the community, the project has a dedicated site team that works exclusively on engaging local stakeholders. The project adheres to best practices and has conducted an ESIA study in line with the IFC guidelines. The goal behind this project is to generate over 215 GWh of clean energy and positively impact the lives of local communities.

Project impacts and benefits:

At Orange, environmental and social responsibility is at the core of every step taken. Orange Renewable has been recognized jointly by Sustainable Maharashtra, INDIRA, World CSR Day and World Federation of CSR professionals agencies in the “India Sustainability Leadership Summit and Awards” with “Sustainable Carbon Management Practice Award” and “Sustainable Community Leadership Award” in 2017 for remarkable sustainable development.

At the project site; Orange conducted a detailed community ‘Need Assessment’ survey to understand local requirements and planned activities based on this feedback. Orange consistently invests in the following thematic areas:

The focus of all activities is to improve the quality of life in the vicinity of the project. Some highlights include:

Community Health Care:

Quality of Education & School Support:

Develop and Provide Clean Drinking water infrastructure:

Women Empowerment through awareness and assistance

Generating quantifiable Employment for locals:

Every activity carried out at the project site draws maximum attendees as mass communication material are deployed to attract locals. Pamphlets at Panchayat, posters, mike announcement, skits (Nukkad Natak) etc so everyone in need may attend benefits programs.

Apart from the site activities at this project, Orange has involved in CSR activities Pan India with an outreach spans to more than 50 villages, impacting close to 30,000 lives of 6000 families in 7 states of India. The group has successfully constructed close to 220 km of roads at various project locations. More than 550 km of transmission lines have been built at its project sites to enable electricity to reach the main grids. More importantly, the group has generated employment for more than 3,000 people in the remote areas in the country around its projects directly or indirectly.

Bamsh Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy

Bamsh Digital Marketing believes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about understanding the business’ impact on the wider world and how we can leverage this impact in a positive way. In terms of what CSR will mean to Bamsh Digital Marketing, it is essentially an umbrella term to encapsulate how we impact and engage with (i) the environment, (ii) employees, (iii) the community, (iv) suppliers. Bamsh Digital Marketing undertakes significant activities in these areas and we follow a four pillar policy that can be seen below.

We value our Environment

We have committed to ensuring that we reduce our environmental impact and continue to improve our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. At Bamsh Digital Marketing we believe that organisations are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and should operate in a sustainable manner and we will encourage our stakeholders to do the same.

We value our Employees

Bamsh Digital Marketing is an inclusive organisation committed to fairness, equality of opportunity and diversity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. We are committed to ensuring we have a healthy and educated workforce whose views are listened to and respected. We nurture ambition and ensure that all employees are able to develop relevant skills and knowledge to enrich their contribution and carve their own career path.

We value our Community

We have committed to building mutually supportive relationships with the wider community including national and local concerns. At Bamsh Digital Marketing we are actively involved in charitable giving and encourage our staff to engage in this process.

We value our Suppliers

We have committed to ensuring that all our suppliers have good business ethics and meet the standards we hold in high esteem. We aim to develop relationships built on shared trust and communal responsibility.

Community and the Environment

Each year we compensate for the carbon we produce. We consistently invest in community projects to improve the lives of others and to make improvements that contribute to a cleaner environment.

Strategic CSR

Having made savings by cutting our CO2, we can pass on the benefits through channelling some of these savings to projects such as those above. A relatively small amount of money can make a big difference when targeted carefully. By combining our efforts with other organisations – focusing on quality projects which we feel will make a big difference – we are proud of our contributions and positive activities in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Charity and volunteering

Each year, charitable donations from staff are raised through various events held throughout the year. Members of staff also raise money through sponsorship for various sporting events. Through sponsorship and volunteering we support local rugby and football clubs, specifically, the junior teams.