A group of passionate Businesswise employees have set up an internal Sustainability Team, with the aim to make the Businesswise Head Office a greener place to work.
Andy Tame, our Energy Pricing Manager who first had the idea for the team said:
“As an energy consultancy who supports businesses on their sustainability journey, it’s important we lead by example and continue to reduce our impact on the planet as well as our clients.”
The team was formed in October last year, two weeks after employees took part in the Fridays For Future global climate strike led by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
Recent initiatives introduced by the team include eliminating the Head Office’s paper waste by 80%, rolling out an energy-savings programme to reduce the business’ energy consumption and introducing Meatless Mondays as part of the global movement to cut global meat consumption by 15%. A new shutdown procedure is also in development to drastically cut the office’s use of electricity out of hours – a major issue for many workplaces.
It doesn’t stop there, the Sustainability Team has even more ideas for the future, including installing an EV charging point in the car park to incentivise any staff members considering moving to an EV, and exploring self-generating energy for the Head Office by installing solar panels.
Businesswise Director, Peter Catlow, who acts as the Sustainability Team sponsor commented:
“Sustainability and carbon reduction has become a big issue for many businesses and is something that we are supporting more and more of our clients in achieving.
It’s great to see our employees embrace our own sustainability journey in reducing our own impact on the environment, and I look forward to seeing more ideas being implemented across the business.”
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