Accreditations and Achievements
Check out our progress
The team at Firebrand are immensely proud of the sustainability journey we are on and the progress we are making. In partnership with Climate Wise, we have the below information where you can see how much CO2 we have reduced, the badges we’ve achieved and more. In line with our roadmap and our carbon footprint reduction targets, we hope the following will be a useful and informative area to visit for our clients and prospects to see how we are performing against our goals in this important area.
of trees planted
24 Months climate
100 Tonnes of
Top 10 Climate Wise leaderboard
368 tonnes of CO2 is equivalent to each of the following:
homes’ electricity use
for one year
barrels of oil
of miles driven
Firebrand plant 10 trees for every order over £500. T’s & C’s apply.
At Firebrand, we plant Mangrove Trees, Kelp and Fruit Trees through our partnership with Climate Wise. Planting these seed types means we support multiple reforestation projects including Mangrove restoration, Seaforestation and Agroforestry.
Mangrove restoration is the process of revitalizing and reestablishing mangrove ecosystems in areas where they have been degraded or lost. This effort involves planting and nurturing mangrove trees and other vegetation in coastal zones, with the aim of enhanced biodiversity, prevented shoreline erosion and reduced impacts of climate change.
Seaforestation is an emerging conservation strategy focused on the restoration and cultivation of underwater seagrass and kelp forests in marine environments. This approach aims to bolster marine ecosystems by planting and nurturing these underwater plants, which play a vital role in enhanced water quality, habitats for marine life and ocean health.
Agroforestry is a sustainable land management approach that combines the cultivation of trees or woody plants with agricultural crops or livestock on the same piece of land. This integrated system provides ecological and economic benefits, including enhanced soil health, biodiversity and land productivity.
Trees planted by Firebrand on behalf of our customers
We plant various seed types and support multiple reforestation projects.
Here’s how many we’ve planted of each tree…
the area covered by 22,750
Mangroves is equivalent to
the area covered by 1180 kelp is
the estimated CO2
sequestered by 1880 Fruit
Trees is equivalent to
If you would like to plant trees when you order branded merchandise, please get in touch to place your enquiry.
As part of our commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices, Firebrand Promotions has embedded the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact into strategies and operations, and committed to respecting human and labour rights, safeguarding the environment, and working against corruption in all its forms.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
At Firebrand, we support several of the 17 SDGs. Scroll over each goal below to see how we’ve contributed
Projects we Support
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainable ratings, intelligence, and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Following an in-depth review of our operations, Firebrand received the Silver rating in March 2023. EcoVadis Silver puts us in the top 25% of companies.
At Firebrand, we strive to understand, meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers and stakeholders through consistent delivery of products with outstanding customer care. To succeed, we maintain the standards needed to hold a UKAS accredited ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System.
The ISO9001 system is a quality assurance framework that ensures consistent and reliable service. The system is supported by documented policies and procedures and reinforced by industry best practice. These are reviewed and whenever the business undergoes significant change through a robust internal audit program. The system also undergoes annual review by an external auditor to ensure conformance to the standard.
We are committed to improving the sustainability of their activities and operations and leading by example, for the benefit of the environment and society. It is our policy is to reduce the impact of our organisations operations on the environment, through its strategic initiatives which seek to reduce our overall carbon footprint, as well as engage with suppliers and partners who share this vision.
To help achieve this, we have implemented an environmental management system which provides the framework to identify and monitor our environmental impacts. We have taken the additional steps to implement and maintain a UKAS accredited ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System that is externally verified on an annual basis and regularly undertake our own internal audits to help measure our performance against our environmental improvement goals.
Certified Carbon Literate
Firebrand’s Senior Marketing Executive, Lauren has completed a Carbon Literacy Project course. Taken from their website, Carbon Literacy is relevant climate change learning that leads to positivity and action towards reducing carbon emissions. The Project’s published definition of Carbon Literacy is: “An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions on an individual, community and organisational basis.” Certification is awarded following the successful completion of an approved Carbon Literacy course whereby each learner is awarded a uniquely coded Carbon Literacy certificate to reference that achievement.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. Every member of the Firebrand team take part in Cyber Essentials training to help secure our company against a cyber-attack.
BMPA Accredited Member
Firebrand have been a member of the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) for 20 years. With a recognised symbol of trust, only BPMA members can use the logo. The BPMA represents excellence, standards, and confidence for any buyer. With thorough checks and audits undertaken on every member, businesses who are able to display the BPMA logo represent reputable, sound organisations.
Step Forward Pledge
Firebrand have signed up to the BPMA StepForward Pledge. The StepForward Pledge aims to help every BPMA member take proactive steps to embed sustainability within their products, their operations and in the communities they serve. By signing up to the Pledge, BPMA members will declare their commitment to tracking and measuring their sustainability performance each year. This in turn will help enhance the reputation of participating companies, together with raising the profile of the promotional merchandise industry as it addresses climate change and other environmental challenges.
BPMA’s Distributor of the Year Finalist 2024
Out of 17 companies in our category, we were 1 of 4 finalists for the Distributor of the Year award £5m-£10m category at the BPMA’s Annual Awards. While we weren’t the winner, this is a great success which emphasises our professionalism, passion, and hard work within our industry.
This industry award was voted on by our supply partners within the BPMA. Our supply chain is an important part of what we do, they provide the products that we take to market and play a part in how we service our customers. We are grateful to all of our supply partners for their ongoing support. We really appreciate that they have voted for us as a Distributor of the Year.
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If you would like to discuss our accreditations and achievements, please get in touch.