Becoming accredited through Investors in the Environment has a number of benefits to your organisation:
Achieving that green stamp of approval. Accreditation shows customers and others that you take your environmental performance seriously. This could be especially important if you work for public sector organisations or large companies that are increasingly demanding environmental credentials from their suppliers.
Keep ahead of environmental legislation. By having an effective environmental management system in place and continuing to improve your environmental business practice, you are staying ahead of the game and reducing the risk of non compliance within your industry.
Add something to your CSR programme. Environmental accreditation is a great addition to any corporate social responsibility programme. Businesses are increasinly putting back into the community what they take away in natural resources. If you would like more help with CSR we have plenty of schemes you can get involved in, from the annual Zero Waste Week to offsetting your carbon footprint by planting trees.
Save money off your bills and bottom line. By reducing waste and becoming more energy efficient, you will see measurable impacts on your financial performance. Businesses with great green credentials are getting a good name for themselves and also gaining money on their top line too with increasing new business.
Do something your staff will support. Employees are usually enthusiastic about anything their employer does to go green, so getting involved with Investors in the Evvironment could help to raise morale and educate staff in the process.
Develop better processes and encourage behaviour change. The accreditation process galvanises organisations, providing an ideal framework around which you can create new systems that improve your environmental performance. This in turn leads to real changes in people’s attitudes to things like saving energy - and money of course.
Become part of local green network. As the scheme grows there will be valuable networking opportunities for everyone involved, providing a forum in which to swap ideas, share best practice and meet new suppliers and customers.
Resources to help you save money. Investors in the Environment have a number of resources that can help you identify areas for savings. From smart meters, to lux meters, to thermal imaging cameras.
And last but definitely not least… become more environmentally friendly and reduce your carbon footprint. Becoming accredited is of course a visible symbol of the most important thing of all: the fact that you have taken action to address the critical challenge of climate change.