Leading business process outsourcer (BPO), Webhelp, has announced a new partnership with Plan Bee Ltd, with the installation of its first ever bee colony at its customer experience centre in Sheffield.

The importance of honey bees to food production has come into sharper focus recently, with greater recognition of the vital role that bees play in either pollinating the many vegetables and fruits we eat directly, or pollinating the crops necessary for livestock farming. Worryingly, Bees are now in decline, which is why Webhelp is keen to play its part in helping to increase bee numbers in the UK

Carl Schaefer, Director – Infrastructure and Transition at Webhelp said:

“We care passionately about the environment and as part of our Webhelp2020: environmental strategy, we have been working hard to reduce our energy consumption, improve our recycling performance, minimise our single use plastic waste and lower our emissions.

“We have also been looking at what else we can do as a company to take leadership on other key Green issues, and want to use this opportunity to help raise awareness with our people and our local communities on how important it is to sustain local bee populations.”

Webhelp’s installation of the bee colony follows on from another environmental initiative that the business rolled out recently to phase out single use plastic across all of its UK sites. The removal of plastic cups alone will save over 240,000 cups per year, with the use of plastic straws and cutlery also being significantly scaled back.


Press information:

Ewan McKay, Marketing and Communications Manager at Webhelp, on +44(0)7980 411230, ewan.mckay@uk.webhelp.com