Sustainable Communities: Our commitment to the future - Biffa

Biffa's social value

Our goal is to lessen the impact of waste on the environment and to support the communities in which we operate. Our social values are focussed on building stronger, more resourceful communities with programmes that foster sustainability, wellbeing and self-confidence.

Making the day-to-day affordable with Community Shop

Community Shop is our award-winning social enterprise, building stronger individuals and more confident communities in some of the UK's most deprived areas.

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Community Store

A place for members to make great savings on food and household products from well-known brands.
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Community Hub

A place where members can learn new skills, from money management to community leadership, and become the best version of themselves.
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Community Kitchen

A place where members can enjoy good quality meals at low cost prices, and good company with cook clubs, seasonal activities and family events.
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Tonnes of surplus redistributed - equivalent to 3m meal provided
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Households supported this year - 91% of members said Community Shop has helped improve their social engagement
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Community shop stores in the UK and counting - 100% of Community Shop stores are not for profit

Our biodiversity work

We are proud to give back to our communities through our environmental initiatives and education programmes.

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Biffa Award

Biffa Award is an environment fund which has directly benefitted 265,000 people through grants to thousands of projects across the UK. The fund has rebuilt parks, brought a new and helped bring a native species from the brink. In total it has awarded more than £156 million to projects nationwide.
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Biffa Bees

In 2019 we launched a project to help assist the dwindling bee population. We planted an estimated 21,000 bulbs and over 11 million seeds at multiple Biffa locations, providing essential pollen and nectar for bees as well as a nesting place.
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Biffa Butterflies

In partnership with the national charity Butterfly Conservation, we developed a 14 hectares wildflower habitat at Brookhurst Wood, a closed landfill site in West Sussex. This has created an environment that supports the repopulation of different species of butterflies, including the Grizzled Skipper which has been in decline.