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Tees Valley Green Business Network

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  1. Tees Valley Green Business Network Mike McNulty Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  2. Environmental issues • Climate change – reducing carbon emissions • Unsustainable demands on the earth’s resources • Waste disposal – emissions / capacity • Legislation / penalties Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  3. ResourceEfficiency Getting the most out of the resources we use – e.g. by: • Reducing waste • Using energy / water more efficiently – not using more than is necessary • Designing products / processes to use resources more efficiently Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  4. Business benefits • Costs / savings • Competitiveness / environmental credentials • Legal compliance Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  5. Potential cost savings • 1% - 3% of turnover • 5% - 15% energy / water costs • Reducing energy bill by 20% could add the same amount to profits as a 5% increase in sales • 5% - 10% of true cost of waste (20 x the actual disposal cost) = 4% - 5% of turnover or £1000 per employee • UK businesses are missing out on combined cost savings of as much as £10 million per day by failing to maximise the potential of water efficiency • Envirowise Rippleffect initiative offers saving of around 30% on water and effluent bills Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  6. Potential cost savings • 30% - 50% of energy used by compressed air systems is due to air leaks • 90% of production materials do not end up as saleable products • 80% of products are discarded within six weeks • 99% of materials used in production / contained in goods produced are discarded within six weeks • UK industry could save £6.4 billion (£3.4 bn energy / £2.7 bn waste) through low cost / no cost resource efficiency measures Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  7. Tees Valley Green Business Network • Lots of information / advice available – but not being taken up • Range of business support if you know where to go • Scope to work better together in Tees Valley to support local businesses Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  8. Range of organisations working together – to promote the business benefits and encourage action Website – quick links to key sources of information / support Enquiry service – backed up by expertise of partners Local information – events / news alerts Local events Tees Valley Green Business Network www.greenteesvalley.org Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  9. Recognition for action taken Support and encouragement to go further On line application Bronze / Silver / Gold levels Ultimately become an exemplar (?) GBN Green Business Awards Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  10. Getting started - Bronze • Member of GBN • Environmental policy • Waste compliance • Started to take some action – range of possibilities Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  11. Silver • More structured approach • Calculated carbon footprint • Environmental review • Implemented two initiatives – waste / energy / water • Documented / reported savings • Demonstrated management commitment and company visibility Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  12. Gold • Environmental management system • Sustainable travel • Wider community involvement • Climate change adaptation Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources

  13. Thank you Sharing KnowledgeSaving Resources