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1st Jul, 2022

Local manufacturer creates a buzz about sustainability with new beehive initiative

LOCAL engineering company MSP has launched a new sustainability initiative MSBees, which will see the company welcome a hive of bees to its head office in Worcestershire.

The Queen and her worker-bees will be delivered to MSP’s head office in Redditch in May, with staff and senior management team taking responsibility for the hive.

Bees and other pollinating insects are indispensable for guaranteeing biodiversity and achieving sustainable development goals.

However, they seriously risk extinction.

Neil Matthews, Managing Director of MSP, said: “We hope that this initiative will help focus attention on the essential role that bees and other pollinators play in maintaining the health of people and of our planet.

“As a company we look for any opportunity to make a difference not just to the environment but to our employees and local community. We thought this was an unusual but great idea.”

The reduction in global bee populations is threatening the pollination benefits to both the planet and people.

Bees play a major role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the pollinators are essential to feeding a growing world population in a sustainable way and to maintain biodiversity and an active and productive ecosystem.

Neil added: “At MSP we take the future of our planet seriously. We all impact the environment every day and any way we, as a business, can make a difference is really important to our corporate social responsibility.”

“This isn’t just about offsetting our own carbon emissions, it’s more about us giving something back to the environment and improving our sustainability.”

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