Locally, every other year Bedfordia takes part in Open Farm Sunday, a nationwide initiative aimed at helping people make the connection between the food on their plate and the farm. The day is free and open to the general public, staff and their families and friends. The event is manned and run by over 50 volunteers – most of these employees from around the business. Colleagues say that the day gives them a real buzz as they thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to show friends and family where they work and the event makes them feel proud to work for the company. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments on the day are donated to local groups and charities – this year Bedfordia had over 2500 visitors and £3,600 was raised. On a wider scale, Bedfordia’s eco-technology sector is spearheading the advancement of food waste anaerobic digestion through its renewable energy company Biogen. Biogen is a joint venture of Bedfordia and of construction, property and services company Kier. Biogen designs, builds, owns and operates anaerobic digestion plants which recycle food waste to generate renewable electricity for the grid and a valuable fertiliser for farmland. The company provide food waste treatment services to local authorities in England and Wales and to major supermarkets, food manufacturers, pubs and restaurants.
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10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours
On-site nursery or vouchers
40% of employees with more than 5 years' service
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