Sustainability

Case Studies

Our clients have one thing in common: a requirement for cost-effective consultancy and pragmatic solutions to a sustainable culture.

Retail

We have worked with numerous retail organisations including many of the main high street brands developing sustainability programmes with ambitious targets. Mark’s work has included developing a unique and pioneering recycling system tailored specifically for the retail sector which other retailers consider a gold standard.  This system allowed the major retailer to become the first one to be carbon neutral.  Our consultancy has helped to establish systems which are considered best practice within the industry and allowed them to lead the way in sustainability.

Construction

The construction industry, by its very nature, is a large user of natural resources. But with growing concerns over climate change and the finite nature of these resources, there is increasing pressure on construction firms to reduce their environmental impact. We acknowledge the challenges of sustainable construction and provide a solution by conducting on site and supplier audits to produce a life cycle analysis on the operations which will steer the business to develop a sustainable strategy.

Manufacturing

A large and growing number of manufacturers are now seeing substantial financial and environmental benefits from sustainable business practices. We have worked with a number manufacturers where we developed economically-sound processes which minimised the negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources for the business. 

Hospitality

The hospitality sector has historically had a dramatic environmental impact through energy and water consumption, use of consumable and durable goods and solid and hazardous waste creation. Working within this industry we have developed processes which have helped the business to become sustainable by improving performance across the business, helped trained staff to ensure changes are maintained and reduced their resource footprint.

We have worked in many other industries beyond those listed on our website so if you can’t see yours, give us a call and we will be happy to discuss any issue you may be facing.

If you have any questions with regards to our past and present work, please contact us.

Myths

Everybody’s talking about sustainability these days and there is no shortage of ideas about it, what it really means and how to achieve it. However, there are a lot of sustainability myths that exist because of misunderstandings or false statements.

Myth: Carbon offsetting is the answer

Carbon offsetting is when the emissions you create are balanced by the initiatives you support which absorb the equivalent of your emissions. You may have seen companies say that they have a goal to reach net-zero carbon or become carbon neutral. This usually means that they are funding renewable energy.

However, it does not solve the issue that the company funding renewable energy is still producing emissions. This is a form of greenwashing and does not actually contribute to the global problem.

Myth: Sustainability is equal to recycling

Recycling is an important component of sustainability work, but it’s only a part of the story. A greater consideration is the long-term protection of the raw material.

In many cases, recycling may act as a plaster, but the real solution is designing out, reducing or reusing our waste.