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About BBEF


BBEF has been around for 20 years, with a growing reputation for high quality local support and excellent networks. 

Our goals are to work in partnership with environmental agencies and experts to promote environmental awareness and good practice to organisations across West Yorkshire.

We assist local companies to find ways to reduce waste, conserve raw materials, reduce energy use & greenhouse gas emissions, comply with legislation, promote good practice and promote the concepts of sustainable development:

"To meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
 - Brundtland Commission, 1987.

Collaborating on projects, events and lobbying as appropriate to support these aims.

We promote the message that “Green business is good business”.

BBEF is run by a Steering Group led by local businesses.  The project works in strong partnership with local Chambers of Commerce as well as national and regional environmental support providers. 

Mid Yorkshire Chamber of CommerceLeeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Bradford Chamber

BBEF is a not for profit organisation – any surplus funds we generate will be reinvested into services for our members.

BBEF is grateful for strong support and assistance from partners who enable us to continue to provide cost effective and accessible support to local companies on a range of topics

Provident Financial Group Co2sense Yorkshire

BBEF is also grateful for the assistance of sponsors, who support our events programme and our email update service 

Pennine Pack Thorite