“If the bees disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live”
IMSM supporting the Honey Bees
Honey bees were first found in Asia, Africa and Europe and then migrated to other parts of the world. Today honey bees have become universal and bred commercially for their dexterity to produce honey and pollinate the crops. Out of the 100 crop species that pollinate 90% of the food worldwide, 71% of these are bee pollinated.
Honey Bees are back in the news if not in the field. There has been a drastic decline in the honey bee population over the past few years. In recent years beekeepers throughout the world have reported enormous losses as bees have not returned to the hives.
IMSM’s ISO 14001 Initiative
Helping to save the Honey bees is IMSM’s 2013 sustainability campaign. Honey bees help in pollinating the crops on a very large scale and if they die out the outcome could be devastating. You can get involved to save the honey bees by signing up for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard and help save the honey bees and contribute positively in the lives of your client’s, suppliers and stakeholders.
- Improve your company recognition and media profile
- Increase your reputation as a responsible business, setting yourself apart from competitors, helping your business to grow
- Align your company with a visionary national project, with impressive green credentials
How it will work:
- IMSM purchase a bee house on behalf of our client’s, who are working towards ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.
- IMSM purchase a second bee house on behalf of our clients who recommend a local school of their choice to further expand the commitment to help save the honey bees, mirroring our client’s environmental commitment.
- IMSM regularly update the campaign via the website.
For more information on ISO 14001 Environmental Management and how, together we can help your business become ‘green’, contact IMSM today for an informal meeting with your local IMSM Area Manager.