The Belu story began with a simple idea
Belu began with a simple idea: that there was a better way to do business.
That through business, we could do more than make money. We could help solve some of the world’s problems too. In water, our mission is to show that a business can deliver an environmentally improved and sustainable proposition in the market.
Belu is an asset locked Social Enterprise, so the profits or sale of our business can only benefit those in water poverty. Yet we are very much a business, not a charity and 100% of our revenues come from trading alone.
We seek to work with the UK’s hotel, restaurant and catering sector to deliver the right water offering for a business and their guests, with the lowest carbon footprint possible. In a world where our natural resources deserve more care, our mission is to understand what’s right for each business and serve that need with a range of products including bottled mineral water, filtration systems, refillable bottles and carafes.
We invest 100% of our net profits into WaterAid, the international development charity determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Thanks to the amazing support of Belu customers, supply chain partners and collaborating organisations, we have these headlines to report:
– Our carbon emissions reduced by a further 8% per litre versus 2016, a reduction of 50% since 2010.
– Continued growth of the business has enabled us to generate £800,000 net profit in 2017 to pass to WaterAid, achieving a total of £3,000,000 passed to WaterAid since 2011.
– As a result, 50,000 lives have been transformed with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, with 200,000 lives transformed as a direct result of our partnership since it began in 2011.
– We’ve grown the Belu Filter Initiative; this and our other environment-led initiatives saw Belu awarded The Queens Award for Enterprise, Sustainable Development.