Sustainability

The basics

Our mission is to protect the world’s cyclists, enabling our customers to spend more time on two wheels. However, no planet, no play.

As a team of people that spend as much time as possible on our bikes in the great outdoors, we are acutely aware of the threats the natural world faces from industry, agriculture and over consumption.
Bikmo + Sustainability

Bikmo + Sustainability

Our first priority is to ensure our business is not contributing to the global emissions warming our planet, and then to enable our customers and community to reduce their impact through riding more.

We take the reduce, remove, offset approach to our carbon emissions. In 2020 we implemented steps to reduce our emissions, from switching to renewable energy to creating our sustainable travel policy (which we can put into full force once COVID is under control and we’re able to travel again!).

Our main impacts

Our biggest impact is from our business travel and web services, along with our office operations. In 2020 our (scope 3) emissions from travel have been negligible – as have most of the worlds, but we put in place the Cycle to Work scheme to enable the team to ride more.

As for our (scope 2) energy emissions, when we moved our UK based office at the end of the first lockdown we switched to a renewable energy tariff saving 31.4 tonnes annually in CO2 emissions.

We are in the process of establishing our offsetting process before progressing onto having a positive impact on the planet.

What can we support our team with?

Collectively, as a team, we can have a big impact during working hours in how we behave and although as a company we don’t want to impose on the free time of team members, we can provide tools and guidance to help individuals make decisions as to the the impact their private lives have on the planet.

Each team member has access to GikiZero, a simple and engaging application that can help estimate your carbon footprint. The best bit is the gamification which firstly suggests changes to your lifestyle, and then a leaderboard which pitches you against other team members and encourages more action.

We have green options with our pension scheme in the UK, operate tax efficient cycle purchases and run training in various aspects of sustainability during All Hands meetings.
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Social Responsibility

We recognise and accept the responsibility that we have towards our customers, our employees and the communities we are part of. Good governance and responsible conduct of business are fundamental to the way we work at Bikmo. Here’s some of our policies – feel free to copy and them for your own use.

Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy

This policy sets out our commitments, aims and ambitions towards our environmental, social, community, and performance goals.
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Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery Policy

We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking does not occur within any part of our business or supply chains.
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Equality and Diversity Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

Bikmo is committed to eliminating discrimination and to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in which staff are treated equitably and they can realise their full potential.
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Ethical Code and Conduct

Ethical Code and Conduct

Bikmo encourages the highest professional and ethical standards in financial services in all its employees and looks to all its employees to meet these standards and to maintain the reputation of the company.
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Whistleblowing Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Bikmo has implemented processes for employees to safely report on any wrongdoing without fear of discrimination or reprisals.
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