Why sustainability makes business sense
15 February 2013
Discover how you could adapt, and how other businesses have reaped the rewards, with the help of our sustainability specialists.
Examining business sustainability is vital for the creation of ‘greener’ businesses and a healthier, low carbon future, but environmental benefits are not the only gains to be had from taking a closer look at your company’s consumption.
Our sustainability specialists can help you build a clearer picture of your current processes and advise you on ways in which you could create a more sustainable, efficient and financially successful business.
When fine chemicals manufacturer Bhaku Pharma located to a large but dated facility in 2010, its annual electricity and oil costs totalled £900,000, taking a hefty bite into the company’s profits.
Through working with our sustainability specialists and the Carbon Trust, the business was able to carry out accurate assessments on the site and discover where consumption could be reduced. Its team was also advised on key areas to invest in and given practical guidance to ensure substantial business savings.
"The consultants challenged our original thinking about the location of the boiler and the types of fuel we should consider" says Site Director Simon Davidson.
"Their specialist advice helped us realise we should consider alternative fuels and a new more effective location for our new boiler."
Available to all businesses looking for ways to minimise environmental risk and make energy savings, our specialists provide hands-on support to help get your review process underway and provide expert advice along the way.
- identification of sustainability issues and its effect on the company’s performance
- action plans - to improve efficiencies in energy, water, waste, transport or in other areas or to identify and take action on renewable energy options
- co-ordination of activities to access other support from partner organisations such as Carbon Trust/ZWS