Access to reliable environmental data means that changes in resource demand patterns can be mapped as a means of evidencing demand control (or lack of) and can then be used to confirm environmental improvements and subsequent cost savings. This active monitoring is considered vital in justifying reported environmental improvements.
Programmes are in place to measure and report on the following aspect at either monthly or quarterly frequencies.
- Gas & Electricity
- Single use plastic Water bottles used
- Heating fuel oil & diesel for transport
- Wastes (plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium cans, tins, other metals wood & food waste)
- Re-use of materials & re-cycling
- Utilisation rates of selected materials procured.
Waste data availability is variable depending on Contractors’ facilities. Improving the frequency and reliability of environmental data provision will provide more opportunity to intervene quickly when environmental objectives slip. Work has been carried out to improve back-office systems to be able to obtain accurate data as and when it is needed.
Environmental Training and Compliance Obligations
Find out more on our Environmental Training and Compliance Obligations page.