Introducing ENWORKS • Established in 2001; celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2011. • Delivering internationally recognised environmental business support. • Advised over 11,500 businesses of all sizes and sectors across the North West. • Combating market failure decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation. • Focused on resource efficiency – making more • with less – reducing use of energy / water / materials. • And risk – converting environmental pressures into • real competitive advantages.
The challenges we face • Climate change is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen. The Stern Report. • Awareness doesn’t always lead to action • - 80% of businesses believe resource efficiency is important • - BUT only 20% plan to take action in 12 months • - Majority are one-off, low-impact interventions • Common misconceptions – “the environment” is irrelevant / costly / will require new equipment / is time-consuming / is energy only / is a threat not an opportunity
Headline impacts • Over the last decade ENWORKS has demonstrated its environmental, economic and social impacts, by helping businesses to achieve: • £100m Business cost savings • 500,000 Tonnes of CO2e savings • 7,500 Jobs safeguarded and created • £230m Sales safeguarded and won • 3,333 Adults trained • “What impresses me most about projects such as ENWORKS is they truly are becoming the change that’s needed in the world.” • Al Gore, former US Vice President
Core services • On-site reviews to identify resource efficiency improvements and business risks • - Free reports with fully quantified improvement opportunities. • - Ongoing, hands-on assistance with implementing improvements. • - Help with securing finance if necessary, accessing technical support from specialist consultants, and driving cultural change within businesses. • Bespoke software – the ENWORKS Online Resource Efficiency Toolkit • - Free access to award-winning software used by Government and public bodies. • - Helps managers to prioritise, track and report on your progress and resulting savings. • Training and networking • - Up to 40 free seminars/workshops/events a year, at local venues across the NW. • - Includes courses certified by professional bodies, including CIEH and CIWM. • Information services – Green Intelligence • - Free, fortnightly e-bulletins, bringing the most relevant environmental business news, information and case studies directly to people’s inboxes, tailored to their business needs.
Business benefits • Our hands-on, one-to-one support helps businesses to: • Cut costs • Boost productivity • Increase profitability • Safeguard and create jobs • Retain and win contracts • Improve corporate reputation • Key • Businesses • supported with • resource efficiency • by ENWORKS
Financial and environmental savings We help businesses to reap the financial rewards of improving their environmental performance… £152m Business cost savings per year We’re helping businesses to boost their bottom lines. 794,200 CO2e savings per year …reducing company carbon footprints. 6.1m m3 Water savings per year …protecting precious natural resources. 3.1m tonnes Material savings per year …making make more with less. 520,800 tonnes Waste diversion from landfill per year …treating residual waste as a fresh resource.
ENWORKS Online Resource Efficiency Toolkit • Unique web-based software, launched in 2004 • Log, prioritise, manage and report on resource • efficiency actions • Clear audit trail, traceable to each improvement • opportunity and linked to UK Government • CO2e conversion factors • Adopted by other English RDAs • and Welsh Assembly Government • Over 9,500 businesses across the UK • Tracking over 35,000efficiency improvements • Recording total cost savings of over £374 million • With over 944,000 tonnes CO2e savings
Investment and return £23m Invested in businesses Public funds secured by ENWORKS (primarily NWDA & ERDF) to support business+ £23m leveraged £9m current programme value - £3.5m ERDF & £5.5m SP £178m Net additional GVA Independent evaluation showed ~£9m invested in us (2007-2010) delivered net additional GVA of £178m (1:20 ratio) It also showed we outperformed all other regional environmental business support programmes and achieved better value-for-money than the aggregate of all national environmental programmes & a range of other traditional business support packages. £21.4m Invested by businesses 9 month average payback period on achieved savings 15 month average payback period on pipeline savings
Key success factors • Mix of public funding sources– no exclusions / all businesses eligible / more cost effective engagement process • Partnership of organisations – locally embedded & trusted by beneficiaries and other stakeholders • Breadth of services – no barriers, we address energy, water, materials and waste, covering eco-design, process efficiency, sustainable procurement, legal compliance, climate change adaptation…. both risk and reward • Targeted and tailored support – linked to the potential to make savings, hands-on on-site advice and off-site services, focus on cost effectiveness and impact • ENWORKS Online Resource Efficiency Toolkit – data is turned into information, it both catalyses action in business and the sharing of best practice across the project
Get in touch or find out more Samantha Nicholson, ENWORKS Director E: email@example.com T: 0161 245 4764 www.enworks.com@enworks2001 www.linkedin.com/company/enworks Green Intelligence - fortnightly emails of green business news and case studies: www.greenintelligence.org.uk ENWORKS In a Box – sharing our learning and experiences: www.enworksinabox.com Website for businesses interested in free ENWORKS support: www.getsupport.enworks.com GM Local Impact Report: www.enworks.com/local-impact