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Granby backing for World Bee Day

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators including bees, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN has designated today, 20th May as World Bee Day. 

So what have bees to do with Granby, you may ask? Well, quite a lot as it happens. Let’s start with Manchester… 

The Manchester Bee 

You may not know that Granby has its origins in Manchester, but you will probably know the symbol of Manchester is the bee.  

The city is rightly proud of its link with the hard-working insect. In 1842, the local authorities needed a coat of arms that would tell the world about Manchester. An early branding exercise. They chose a globe with seven bees to show how the city worked and traded across the seven seas. The Manchester bee was born of industry. 

Granby and Manchester 

Granby took on our first client at Granby Row in Manchester in 1959 and initially made our name with promotional marketing 

Our brand partners have always trusted us enough to ask for more. We’ve helped them push further and harder and higher, and in the process expanded our specialisms to include contract packing and 3PL, plus everything that flows between. 

Granby and Blackburn 

Granby have since made Blackburn our home. But we have brought that worker bee ethic with us.  

And we’ve grown into one of the few genuine full service, end-to-end 4PL fulfilment providers in the world – and a trusted partner who puts your brand integrity at the forefront of everything we do. 

Granby backing for World Bee Day

However, as Granby thrives, the bees themselves are under threat.  

Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. 

Pollination is, however, a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity. 

The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries. 

We all depend on pollinators, and it is, therefore, crucial to monitor their decline and halt the loss of biodiversity. 

Granby. Committed to the Environment  

Granby is committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance. This commitment is an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods. This includes but is not limited to the following:  

  • Liaising with our customers and suppliers to encourage sound environmental practice in the selection, use and disposal of all materials used in the company’s businesses. 
  • Promoting new ways of thinking, best environmental practice and innovations in our sector that will help clients and suppliers make informed decisions about materials and practices through our blog and other marketing channels. 
  • Reducing the consumption of energy through sensible energy management of our buildings and equipment. 
  • Preventing pollution of the air, land or water. 
  • Encouraging the development of good environmental practice by all the company’s employees. 

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