Ecology Maintains ‘Green’ Accreditation
We’ve maintained our ‘Green’ accreditation for the third year running under the Investors in the Environment (IIE) scheme – the highest level of accreditation possible. This reflects both our current environmental performance and our commitment to ongoing improvement.
Our key achievements in 2016 included:
- 16%* decrease in use of gas and 8%* reduction in use of electricity
- 33%* decrease in water consumption of by expanding the use of our rainwater harvesting system to include watering our organic permaculture gardens
- Further decreases in toner usage and business mileage
Despite the challenge of continually achieving year on year reductions, we remain committed to a year on year target to reduce our overall resource use by 2%**
Our latest IIE Audit Report is here.
*Percentage decreases are per staff member
** Target of 2% decrease per staff member for overall resource use including gas, electricity, water consumption and overall carbon emissions
Published: 17 March 2017
Author: Jennifer Whiteside