Reducing Overheads CostsThe Environmental ‘Health-Check’ Phil Walker, €collective Tuesday 16th June 2009
€collective- A Self-help Association Aims • Comply with Env. Law • Measure & Improve Env. Performance • Minimise Env. Risk • Influence others to do likewise Supported by the EPA and Waterford Chamber.
Environmental ‘Health-check’ • A free, very informal, review • Around 3 hours – ‘walk & talk’ • Includes www.greenbusiness.ie website support • Focus on energy, water, waste. • Seeks zero- & low-cost savings • Confidential report & recommendations Can be the first step to implementing a formal management system
Case Study 2 – Childcare Facility Purpose built, brand new building.
Costs nothing (a good start) Identifies real savings (still good?) Emphasis on zero and low-cost savings Typical SME saving €1,000 p.a.(even better!) Helps you improve your business. . . . and save the planet (so makes you look good too) Why seek a ‘Health-Check’?
Yes, unfortunately there is one. Wouldn’t you just know it. Our funding is tenuous. So, use us now, or we may be gone. So, what’s the catch, then?
Develop as a low-cost, high-return Environmental Certification Scheme 80% cheaper than the commercial alternatives (Typical SME cost @ €250 p.a.) Based on ‘health-check’, so members will usually save much more than they pay. Gives a formal certificate, so members can demonstrate their ‘green’ credentials. €collectiveFuturePlans
Thank you for your attention. Prospective new members should contact: Phil Walker Environmental Advisor, Waterford Chamber Tel (dir): 051 311272 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org