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1 The business benefits of a Green Team

2 Over the next 20 minutes we will cover … 1.Resource scarcity is a real business risk 2.There are significant business benefits in being resource efficient 3.Changing staff behaviours is vital to realising these benefits 4.A Green Team can help engage and encourage staff, exemplify good practice and change behaviours

3 WaterRaw Materials The business risks of resource scarcity

4 Increasing resource demand oil coppercottonsoya 23 % 68 % 18 % 16 %

5 Critical resources are running short Silver <30 years Indium <10 years Zinc <40 years

6 Global growth rates

7 The impact of meeting our resource needs Silver <30 years Indium <10 years Zinc <40 years

8 Cost increases as demand outstrips supply

9 Introducing straightforward resource efficiency measures, could save Scottish businesses £2.9 billion per year Longer-term measures could save over £5.8 billion per year by 2050 Can help reducing exposure to resource risks Can give organisations a competitive advantage Opportunities for resource efficiency

10 Preparing Scotland for the era of resource scarcity The Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan - essential to the security of Scotland’s economic future and delivering environmental benefits Ensure valuable resources are not lost to the economy Landfill only small amounts of problem materials Recycle at least 70% of all materials by 2025

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12 Regulatory drivers Landfill Tax - £72 per tonne ( ) Duty of Care Regulations: key recyclables to be segregated; food waste segregation; and follow the waste hierarchy. As of 1 st January 2014 all organisations must comply with the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, which make it illegal ot to separate dry recyclables from general waste CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme – larger and public- sector

13 Our company targets [Use this slide to remind the audience of your company’s current costs for energy, water, raw materials and waste, and the targets that you have set for reducing consumption and cost]

14 Changing behaviours to benefit the bottom line Turning off lights and equipment when not required Segregate waste streams Smart printing Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily Close windows and doors Minimise amount of food that is wasted

15 How a Green Team can help change behaviours The 4 E’s ENABLE people to take action ENGAGE people with change ENCOURAGE people to take part EXEMPLIFY change

16 Support for an effective Green Team Defined roles and responsibilities Time Access to resources Targets Progress monitoring and feedback

17 Next steps Develop job description Recruit Green Team members Initial Green Team training session Development of Green Team action plan Delivery of the action plan Regular Green Team progress meetings

18 Summary of what we have covered … 1.Resource scarcity is a real business risk 2.There are significant business benefits in being resource efficient 3.Changing staff behaviours is vital to realising these benefits 4.A Green Team can help engage and encourage staff, exemplify good practice and change behaviours


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