They re-configured their lighting arrangements by installing a new system of low powered LED lights which are automatically controlled by movement sensors, and when refurbishing their communal areas new dual flush toilets were installed to reduce water usage. They have re-visited their recycling programme, adding new recycling receptacles to the office and revising their methods of work so that they now produce less paper waste.
The team are encouraged to check the environmental policy regularly and to come up with ways in which the performance of Goddard Consulting can be improved. Five members of the team have subsequently changed their travelling arrangements and now cycle to work or use public transport, and car sharing has also proved a popular alternative.
It is important not to forget that even minor changes add up to make a big difference to a companies carbon footprint, and in addition to the bigger alterations they have made recently they have also developed less obvious methods of assisting environmental performance. These have included creating notepads from waste paper, donating old furniture for second hand use, re-using packaging for posting larger items, and printing in-house documents two pages per sheet in order to reduce this type of paper waste by half.
The sum total of these changes will not only reduce the impact on the environment, but provide long term cost savings allowing them to be even more competitive within the current market place.
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Goddard Consulting are a leading firm of specialist CDM Co-ordinators based in southwest London, which has worked on over 2,000 projects ranging in value from £30,000 to the £300 million in locations including London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Aberdeen