Green Business and Resource Efficiency
A growing number of businesses are finding that improving their
environmental performance is leading to surprising benefits. In
addition to legal compliance, pollution prevention and continual
improvement, these include reduced waste, lower utility bills,
better processes, improvements in PR and increased profits.
There are a number of organisations/initiatives that can help
your business become ‘greener’…
The Carbon Trust works with businesses and
other organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop
commercial low carbon technologies. Services include help to reduce
energy costs. www.carbontrust.co.uk
The Energy Saving Trust provides information on
reducing your fuel costs through improving the energy efficiency of
your business. Also includes information on cutting motoring costs.
Envirowise offers energy saving and
environmental advice for the next generation of UK businesses.
Bedfordshire Green Business Network (GBN)
offers free advice and support on how your organisation can cut its
overheads through better resources efficiency, information can be
obtained online and an operative from GBN can be arranged to carry
out a site/premises diagnosis. www.gbn-bedfordshire.org.uk
Manufacturing Advisory Service provides
manufacturing businesses with expert advice to deliver measurable
improvements by helping improve performance and productivity.
National Industrial Symbiosis Programme
identifies mutually profitable links between member companies so
that previously unused, under utilised or discarded resources from
one are recovered, reprocessed or reused by others. Membership is
free regardless of company size, turnover or sector. www.nispnetwork.com
Waterwise is an independent, not for profit
organisation focused on decreasing water consumption in the UK and
building the evidence base for large-scale water efficiency.
Provides information and assistance to households, businesses, the
media and the government. www.waterwise.org.uk