Between 4% and 10% of an average company’s annual turnover is dedicated to storing, disposing and paying for the rubbish it produces.
Added up, that is a significant cost, being paid for at a time when most companies’ profits are being swallowed up by high inflation.
I can help companies reduce and even eliminate their waste costs. I do so by asking two important questions:
- What specific behaviours are causing your company’s waste?
- What options do you have to reduce waste and perhaps eliminate it entirely from your business model?
Transforming businesses to be sustainable is the puzzle I solve every day, and getting the pieces to fall into place is easier than you might think.
One of my clients manufactures home furnishing products. We undertook a review of their bins and discovered that 80% of their waste was polystyrene.
We asked the supplier to reduce the polystyrene used in their packaging. The supplier substituted all polystyrene with cardboard removing the full 80% of the client’s waste.
But it’s not just waste that needs to be dealt with.
Most companies have sustainability objectives related to emission reduction.
Yours might be to go carbon neutral, negative or simply to cut down on the greenhouse gases your business produces.
However, many companies fall at the first hurdle because they are unaware of how many emissions they produce. Without this figure, it’s impossible to calculate your impact on emissions.
As a carbon consultant, I can help you to accurately calculate these emissions and help you to create a sustainability roadmap to drastically reduce them. I’ve been doing exactly that for more than 10 years, forging long-term relationships with high street retailers, supermarket chains and the National Health Service.
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