In 2022 at Beck Group, we celebrate our 45th anniversary and look to the future. Sustainability and the environment have always been at the forefront of our business and with that in mind, we're proud to announce our certification as a carbon neutral business. We have partnered with Carbon Neutral Britain™ to measure and offset our carbon footprint. This partnership, demonstrates our commitment to caring for both our customers and our environment.
At Beck we feel that we have social responsibility to do all we can to support charitable causes. In light of this, we make substantial donations to The Grace Trust. The Grace Trust is a grant making charity which has been established for nearly 50 years and is run entirely voluntarily. It makes grants to a wide range of charitable causes and to all sizes of charity, from the very large to the very small.
The Grace Trust carry out a comprehensive and stringent selection procedure before a grant is made to a charity. We are therefore completely assured that the money we donate goes to bona fide charities that have been thoroughly vetted. Through The Grace Trust we support a wide range of charitable needs worldwide. It also enables us to support national and local life-saving charities such as Air Ambulances and Life Boats throughout the country. The Grace Trust have been supporting approximately 500 charities over the years.
In 2021, Beck were pleased to donate via our Proguard brand, 1000 reusable cleanup sacks that will be distributed to schools, community groups and individuals to help clean up our coastlines and prevent ocean pollution. The impact of providing these sacks will help to remove over 50,000kg of ocean-bound plastic.