Sustainability

Helping Nature Do It’s Thing

Here at Belvoir Farm we do our part to give back to nature and ensure that we are treading lightly on the land. It’s something we have been doing since 1984 and are proud to share with you.

Some of the things we do…

Our Bees

In 2021 we welcomed the latest additions to the Belvoir Farm family, our 3 bee hives. As part of our Countryside Stewardship Scheme we planted acres of wildflower, giving our bees somewhere to thrive.

Wildflowers

On the farm we’ve planted 28 acres of flower rich margins for butterflies and pollinators, a mix of White campion, St Johns Wort, Red clover, Oxeye daisy, Birdsfoot trefoil and various grasses.

Owl Boxes

Around our farm we have strategically placed a number of owl boxes. These enable the owls to nest, breed and feed throughout the winter months, ensuring that each owlet has the best chance of survival.

Tree Planting

Planting new trees has always been a huge part of what we do here at Belvoir Farm. Since 1984 we have planted over 10,000 trees to help give back to our planet. These range from native Oak and Scotts pine, Cyprus pines and Field Maples.

Our Willow

On our farm we have 60 acres of Coppice Willow which is harvested each year for biomass use.

Winter Birds

We think it is vital to keep our birds well fed throughout the winter months and that’s why we have over 62 acres of land which is dedicated to producing oil rich winter bird feed. This not only keeps our birds well fed, but many others across the country.

Zero To Landfill

We are proud to say that we are a zero waste to landfill company. This includes our barrels, plastic, glass and sugar bags.

Our Packaging

Right until the very end we strive to do what’s best. Our packaging is 100% recyclable, both our bottles and cans, and our bottles are also made from 71% recycled glass.

Upcycling

What do we do with all of our barrels after they have been used? As part of our zero waste to landfill promise, a lot get reused but some are used by a local company to make bespoke furniture such as chairs, tables and coffee tables.

Powered By Sunshine

We have recently installed a 340 kWp solar photovoltaic array roof on the sunniest side of our factory in The Vale of Belvoir. It totals 1672m² of roof coverage and will offset up to 67,989 kgs of CO2 per year!

This goes towards our business goal of continuously improving and reducing our impact on the planet, with clear goals set to achieve energy independence.

Our Future

We are continuously looking for ways in which we can give back to our planet. Over the next few years we have some exciting plans to ensure the very best for everyone’s future.

1. We aim for our electric energy to come from 100% renewable sources by 2025

2. To continue to have our waste streams audited by Certified Sustainable

3. To continue to plant new trees year on year in order to offset our carbon output