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Green Business Coordinator sophie.maqsood@richmond.gov.uk 0208 891 7332. 2 nd September 2008. Business Benefits of Going Green. Cost savings by decreasing waste, water and energy use Improve business logistics through increasing internal efficiency

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Green Business Coordinator

sophie.maqsood@richmond.gov.uk

0208 891 7332

2nd September2008


Business Benefits of Going Green

  • Cost savings by decreasing waste, water and energy use

  • Improve business logistics through increasing internal efficiency

  • Comply with legislation and minimise risk

  • Gain a competitive advantage by improving company image

  • Motivate staff

  • Demonstrate commitment to stakeholders by meeting client requirements and be able to prove environmental credentials to customers  

2nd September 2008


Pledge

Initial Review

Specialist Review

EMS Training


Free Support and Awards

Support and Awards over three tiers

  • Confidential 1:1 advice

  • Seminars:

    • Writing environmental policy

    • Running a staff awareness campaign

    • Initial Environmental Review + tailored report

    • Specialist audit

    • EMS training ISO14001 and BS8555


Merit Award

  • Implement basic steps from initial environmental review across

    • Energy

    • Waste

    • Water

    • Purchasing

    • Travel

  • Monitor consumption


Specialist support


Advanced Award

  • Implement improvements across two significant impacts

  • Have quantifiable savings

  • Visible commitment to environmental improvements


Exceptional Award

  • Progress towards objectives and targets

  • Environmental Management System

  • Community engagement


Accreditation

Certificates


www.richmond.gov.uk/gogreen

  • Factsheets

  • Events, seminars and training courses

  • Audits and support

  • Award application

  • Business forum


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