Can you afford not to be green?
Environmental jargon is on the increase, making the issue of
appear complex and daunting.
There are companies guilty of 'greenwash', and there are those that
are truly concerned about reducing their impact on the environment.
Think about it. How would you, with your “customer hat” on
decide which supplier has the green credentials that satisfy your
needs? And, how do you as a business tell others about your
green credentials? One scheme that is designed to help you is
The Green Achiever Scheme
Register Today and receive your FREE Environmental Health Check.
Caring about the
Environment does not have to cost the earth.
Environmental management does not have to be a cost to your company.
The first steps involve looking at your current business operations
to try and identify what the environmental impacts are, where any
legislation applies and what you would like to do about it, from a
little to a lot. Even improving your housekeeping, resource
management and speaking with your suppliers about their
environmental credentials will raise your profile.
Small to medium sized
companies make up 99.9% of the 4.5 million businesses in the UK.
Each one will have some impact on the environment. Any improvements
made will, collectively, make a huge difference to the environment.
If companies don’t start to consider issues such as energy
consumption and waste management then the costs over the next few
years are going to be felt. Legislation and taxes already
significantly affect the bottom line. That and the increased level
of policing of environmental legislation mean companies need to be
on their toes.
Raising your Green Profile.
is important to many consumers and organisations. There has been a
great increase in the number of green investment options, such as
green ISAs. If your company is taking a responsible and positive
attitude to the environment then the next step is to make sure
everyone knows it.
You don’t have to have a multi million pound green campaign on the
same scale as Marks and Spencer, but here are some ideas of what you
can do to show an environmental commitment, while avoiding the
Join the Green Achiever Scheme, complete the free on-line
environmental health check at:-
Calculate your carbon footprint, a free calculator is
available on line here;-
Identify some areas to improve, and put in an action plan. The Green
Achiever Self Assessment package can help with this.
Let everyone know.
How does green
The scheme is
designed to market companies’ green credentials and encourage continuous
improvement. There are 4 levels:
sign up via our website.
Each registered company receives:
- A bespoke Environmental Health Check Report
- The Green Achiever logo to place on its point of sale and marketing material. This signifies that the company has made its first commitment towards the environment and displays the website address for stakeholders to visit and validate the company’s status.
- A Green Achiever Certificate to display at its company offices
- A monthly Environmental Newsletter - on the latest environmental legislation and other useful information
- Discount on other services including our on-line Environmental Manager (www.e4e-manager.co.uk) and bespoke environmental consultancy for those that prefer the human touch
For those companies
that are not ready to be audited but want to take their first steps
towards declaring their commitments, a self assessment form can be
completed which can be used to develop a statement and get a clear
presence on the website.
A real step up to
demonstrating a company’s achievements and commitment to the
environment. A legislative audit is carried out to define current
and future commitments and a profile is displayed on the website for
potential customers to view.
Gold: Annual audits are
carried out to check the company’s operations against the
commitments made at the Silver stage and to define new commitments.
Why should we?
Customers, clients, peers and regulators are starting to expect a
commitment to environmental protection as a minimum.
Green issues need to be incorporated into business today, if you
want to have a business tomorrow.
Register Today ›
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