Get expert advice to be resource efficient
LOCAL companies are being encouraged to register for a free taster workshop which has been designed to help them review and improve their environmental performance and deliver cost savings to their business as a result.
The EMS Club, the latest business support service delivered by Resource Efficiency East, will be holding the workshop at the Wyboston Conference Centre, in St Neots, on June 25 to give businesses an insight into the types of topics covered and support available during the club’s 10-month programme.
Businesses which sign up to the club following the taster session can then attend the club’s free half-day sessions once a month to receive the practical support needed to build an Environment Management System (EMS) and help identify long-term cost savings.
Antony Gough, director of Resource Efficiency East, said: “The EMS Club was created after we found that whilst small businesses will often benefit from adopting an EMS, many lack the knowledge and time to implement such a system unaided. The club will be run by experienced professionals well versed in the subject who have the ability to share this knowledge in a straightforward manner.”
Places on The EMS Club programme are limited to 15, and interested businesses are encouraged to check eligibility for the programme by visiting www. resourceefficiencyeast. org.uk/the-ems-club.asp or calling Resource Efficiency East on 01733 294524.
Meanwhile, businesses are also being urged to look at becoming more water wise during National Water Saving Week, from June 12-18.
The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the benefits of water saving at home, in businesses and in schools, as well as helping water users to rethink their attitude to water and realise the importance of being water wise. Statistics show that national average water consumption per person per day is about 150 litres, while industry and commerce in the UK consume 1300 million m3 of water every year.
As part of its commitment to reducing regional water use, Resource Efficiency East is helping small businesses in the region to address this issue by offering a free review that aims to identify measures which could be implemented in order to reduce water use and save money as a result.