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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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2 nd september 2008

Green Business Coordinator

sophie.maqsood@richmond.gov.uk

0208 891 7332

2nd September2008


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

  • 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  

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Pledge

Initial Review

Specialist Review

EMS Training


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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


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Merit Award

  • Implement basic steps from initial environmental review across

    • Energy

    • Waste

    • Water

    • Purchasing

    • Travel

  • Monitor consumption



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Advanced Award

  • Implement improvements across two significant impacts

  • Have quantifiable savings

  • Visible commitment to environmental improvements


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Exceptional Award

  • Progress towards objectives and targets

  • Environmental Management System

  • Community engagement


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Accreditation

Certificates


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www.richmond.gov.uk/gogreen

  • Factsheets

  • Events, seminars and training courses

  • Audits and support

  • Award application

  • Business forum