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1 LancsBEA.co.uk Local Environmental Business Support Claire Scott Lancashire Business Environment Association 2 April 2008

2 LancsBEA.co.uk Lancashire BEA Delivering business competitiveness by improving environmental performance and engaging companies in local regeneration Government funded pilot scheme in 1993 Assist companies to realise opportunities and reduce threats from environmental action

3 LancsBEA.co.uk Legislation & Best Practice Waste Energy Water Flood risk mgt Pollution prevention Health & Safety Food hygiene Subsidised

4 LancsBEA.co.uk Threats/Opportunities Government/legislative pressure Customer pressure Public pressure e.g. local residents Staff pressure Other stakeholders e.g. investors, insurers Financial pressure

5 LancsBEA.co.uk Customer Pressure Do you have an Environmental Policy? Any environmental prosecutions? Env Mgt System? ISO14001? What is your ‘Carbon Footprint’?

6 LancsBEA.co.uk UK press coverage of climate change issues Source: Lexis Nexis, UK English National press mentions of ‘climate change’

7 LancsBEA.co.uk Variations of the Earth's surface temperature: 1000 to 2100

8 LancsBEA.co.uk UK Carbon Footprint Data UK’s carbon footprint = 648 million tonnes of C0 2 /year (total amount of annual emissions) 40% of UK CO 2 emissions are created by business 5% are from the public sector Average carbon footprint of each UK resident ≈ 11 tonnes of C0 2 /year The Government’s target is to reduce the UK’s emissions by 60% by 2050 Significant challenge but huge opportunities

9 LancsBEA.co.uk Threats/Opportunities? Customer pressure Government/legislative pressure Public pressure e.g. local residents Staff pressure Other stakeholders e.g. investors, insurers Financial pressure Winning new business Exploring new markets Improved relationship with neighbours Company profile Improved staff retention Improved relationship with other stakeholders Cost savings

10 LancsBEA.co.uk LancsBEA Programmes & Services BEA membership scheme Resource Efficiency Water (inc flood risk) Corporate Responsibility Training & awareness seminars Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony ELUS Consultancy

11 LancsBEA.co.uk Resource Efficiency Programme Understanding and adapting procedures & processes and addressing staff education to reduce:  Raw material consumption  Water and energy consumption  Waste production & disposal  Losses to air  Associated costs Envirowise estimates resource efficiency can save companies 1-4% of turnover

12 LancsBEA.co.uk Resource Efficiency Review & Action Plan Energy Waste Water Process/raw materials Legislation (Opportunities for cost savings & legal liabilities)

13 LancsBEA.co.uk Events/Training Practical Carbon Footprinting Workshop Water Minimisation/Effluent Treatment New legislation Solvents Management Energy Efficiency Packaging

14 LancsBEA.co.uk Waste Exchange Service Quarterly publication Website – Telephone helpline Matching waste producers with recyclers –Diverting waste from landfill –Reduced waste disposal costs Free service

15 LancsBEA.co.uk Lancs Cost Saving Achievements Since Jan06Total Businesses152 Investment£2.1m Opportunities484 Cost savings£5.2m

16 LancsBEA.co.uk Lancs Resource Savings Since Jan06 Total CO tonnes Raw materials3850 tonnes Water161,000m 3 Labour savings6500 hours Waste diverted7200 tonnes

17 LancsBEA.co.uk Advice &/or More Information Claire Scott Resource Efficiency Team Leader Tel (DD) – –


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