The first in a series of webinars this workshop aims to support Mayday businesses in preparing for the upcoming CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme that starts on 1 April. This webinar is now available to download and watch for free.
Shayne Rees, Major Business, EDF
Andrew Hitchings, CRC Project Executive, Environment Agency
This webinar was broadcast live in July. By integrating environmental awareness throughout the business and encouraging employees to adopt sustainable behaviours at home and work, businesses can achieve carbon reduction targets and extend the impact of their climate change activities.
Paul Turner, Head of Sustainable Development, Wholesale & International Banking, Lloyds Banking Group
Francis Guildea, Head of Hotels, Adnams plc
Fiona Ball, Head of Environment, BSkyB
ICT products play a huge part in many business operations and they have a much larger impact on the environment than many may initially think. Even on an average budget you can reduce the impact that your IT has on the environment.
This webinar looks at how organisations with around 400 staff and annual budgets in the region of £1500 per user can:
- Reduce PC and server electricity consumption
- Reduce travel using simple standard systems
- Reuse or recycle old equipment securely
- Contribute spare processing power to humanitarian research
Simply click on the link below to register to watch this free webinar live and take part in the Q&A.
Travelling sustainably for, to and from work is enabling organisations to reduce costs, be more productive and make more efficient use of resources.
Business, people and the environment all benefit. UK businesses therefore have an important role to play in helping to improve this – and there are real benefits of doing so.
In today’s world full of economic uncertainty, the need for cost control and efficiency has never been greater. Businesses need to become leaner and more effective – more so now than ever before and we are all looking for new ways to do this. Something that is not being readily adopted by many businesses involves how we work and how we travel on a daily basis. It’s become far too habitual and we are missing opportunities which is costing us financially, socially and environmentally.
Transport accounts for 29% of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions (2006 Netcen Data). It is also the only major sector in which carbon emissions continue to rise.
Almost 70% of UK transport emissions come from road transport and more than half of that is from cars. Personal car travel is the single biggest source of personal CO2 emissions in the UK (DECC 2009) and commuting and business travel accounts for 38% of this.
Road congestion is estimated to cost the UK over £20 billion annually (BCC The Congestion Question 2008)Driving for work is the most dangerous work-related activity performed by employees in the UK. Around 20 people are killed and 220 seriously injured each week in crashes while using the road to drive to, from or for work.
The average UK commuter spends 47 working days a year commuting (almost one working day per week)
The ways2work webinar, with speakers from BITC and businesses already reaping the benefits of reducing work-related travel impacts, will show you how travelling more sustainably and using technology as an alternative to travel will enable your business to:
Reduce costs, improve resource efficiency
Reduce absence, improve productivity
Reduce carbon emissions, improve your reputation
To register for this webinar please complete the short form at the book online button above.
Heather McInroy, National Business Travel Network Director, BITC
Catherine Warwick-Wilson, West London Transport Development, GlaxoSmithKline
Bill Eyres, Head of CR and Sustainability, Telefonica O2 UK
This webinar will include information about what the Mayday team is looking for but will also offer guidance to organisations who have not yet started to measure their environmental footprint looking at the bitesize chunks of data that can be collected as a starting point.
It will also include a case study from a Mayday organisation who reported-back last year and used Mayday to start its process of measuring and reporting.
Matt Mellen, Mayday Campaign Manager, Business in the Community
To enable the potential of business to play a lead role in moving towards a sustainable economy, it is critical that individuals at every level in all types of businesses are equipped with the skills they need to take action. To a large extent, it is not the required leadership skills that are new – but this vastly more complex context in which they need to be applied.
This Mayday webinar will provide business leaders, Sustainability Directors, Environment and HR Managers with best practice examples, challenges and solutions to up-skilling employees from across your business with the knowledge and leadership skills need for a truly sustainable business. The webinar will be available to view live at 15.00 - 16.00 from wherever you are, or you can join a regional hub near you to network with other participants from 14:30 – 16:30. Hub events are already available in London, Leeds, manchester and the East of England and more are being added.... so when you sign up, please let us know if you'd like to join a hub event, or if you’re interested in hosting (you will need a seminar room with online access and teleconference facilities).
Download the report here to get an insight into the Leadership Skills for Sustainability programme and see some of the case studies featured.
The session will feature case studies from BAM Construct, and others in the Business in the Community and EDF Energy ‘Leadership Skills for a Sustainable Economy’ report, showcasing current best practice on developing leadership skills for sustainability and engaging employees on sustainability. Dr David Grayson from Cranfield University and the social intrapreneur will also be spaking: Social intrapreneurs are the people within a company who take action on innovations which address social or environmental challenges profitably. Find out more about how to identify these people, support and develop them to make sustainability really good for business.
Caroline Cook - Head of CSR, BAM Construct
Dr David Grayson - Social Intrapreneur, Cranfield University
This session webinar is the first Mayday webinar looking at water and will explore the business case for water conservation and first steps for businesses that should be taking action to reduce consumption.
On current economic and population growth trajectories, by 2030 global water supplies will satisfy only 60 percent of demand. In the UK, the south-east of England already has less water available per person than Sudan and Syria. Inefficient use of freshwater, pollution of freshwater sources and excessive extraction is resulting in areas of water stress. Water scarcity therefore poses a material risk to businesses with rising prices, heightened regulation, physical security risks and greater market competition.
However, responsible water stewardship also presents lucrative business opportunities and those companies that manage their water footprint sustainably have realised benefits such as direct cost savings, new income streams and employee and supplier engagement.
Coca-Cola and other BITC members that are leading in this area will provide best practice examples of their water management programmes and there will be change for Q&A at the end of the session.
Laure Droual, Water Stewardship Manager, European Supply Chain- Coca-Cola Enterprises
One of our Mayday partners, The International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) is an international cross-section of leaders from the corporate, investment, accounting, securities, regulatory, academic, civil society and standard-setting sectors. Its paper on Integrated Reporting was released in September and the Committee are welcoming partner and corporate comments by the 14th December.
This webinar is being run by Business in the Community (BITC) and the IIRC for Mayday businesses to hear an overview of thinking behind integrated reporting, main focuses of the Integrated Reporting Discussion Paper and how you can get involved through the organisations.
Jessica Fries, Director, Accounting for Sustainability
Thomas Milburn, Business in the Community
Thinking about working more flexibly? Try Anywhere Working!
In November Business in the Community, Microsoft, Nokia, Nuffield, Regus and Vodafone launched ‘Anywhere Working’ consortium backed by the Department for Transport.
The consortium has been formed to help British employers understand the benefits of providing flexible working environments and to enable employees to access the tools that they need to work in a more flexible way. The founding members of the Anywhere Working Consortium have also pledged to educate organisations on the available technologies and resources to support the ability to work away from offices and promote alternatives to travel.
On January 16, the Consortium will launch an online hub of resources for organisations, which will include training, trial technology, best practice case studies and special offers on products provided by the consortium members. This is to be followed by a series of interactive events for employers and employees during Anywhere Working Week, which will take place in February 2012. During this week the consortium will announce a series of mechanisms for measuring and bench-marking the cost, time and carbon savings achieved as a result of organisations embracing Anywhere Working.
This webinar is a part of the campaign and will present the case for Anywhere Working', by demonstrating true benefits achieved by different organisations, including the Environment Agency.
So join us and find out how you can work anywhere!
This webinar is being run by Business in the Community (BITC) for Mayday businesses to provide guidance to landlords and tenants on the Carbon Reduction Commitment.
Whether you are an owner or a tenant occupier of a commercial building you will be aware of the complications the relationship can have on compliance and high-performance in the CRC. This webinar, led by DLA Piper, will advise both tenants and landlords on how to manage the expectations that the CRC brings to both parties and provide examples of how responsibilities for a building’s energy use can be shared across the two for increased efficiency. The webinar will also look at how building collaborations for CRC purposes can be extended to drive sustainable building solutions forward and generate momentum for wider environmental solutions such as renewable energy generation.
Noy Trounson, DLA Piper
The food sector faces a tough challenge, to grow more food whilst ensuring it has less impact on the environment. This webinar, delivered by Natural England the Government's advisor on the natural environment, will highlight how Environmental Stewardship, the governments green farming scheme, can help companies embed and measure biodiversity and other CSR objectives in their supply chains.
This webinar will be available to view soon.
David Burton, Natural England
While businesses are accustomed to reporting their own direct emissions, there is broad discretion about which indirect emissions should be included in a business carbon footprint.
This webinar will provide examples of reporting on indirect emissions from sources that are not directly controlled by a business (Scope 3) including reporting carbon emissions of waste, recycling, transport and processing.
It will provide the business case for adoption with The Midcounties Co-op presenting their 3 year plan to report on local supplier carbon emissions.
Michael Pickering, The Midcounties Co-op
Sonya Bhonsle, Carbon Disclosure Project