The standard proposed by the Carbon Trust could be a great benchmark to work to. The standard targets any organisations looking to work proactively with their supply chains to factor improvements in sustainability across the whole value chain.
‘The Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain’ will be launched on 30th September 2015 in London. The supporting event will provide details on the development of the Standard, its assessment methodology and benefits of the benchmark to those that choose to certify.
You can find more information and register here.
A perfect example of sustainability
Places for People’s carbon footprint reduced by nearly 400 CO2 tonnes, delivering on Government drive for sustainable business processes.
Places for People provides, the nationwide property management company, is a great example of how using IT to improve business processes can cut carbon footprint as well as OPEX and CAPEX.
In summary, in 2000 the IT team at Places for People was supporting 1,500 desktop PCs, in multiple locations across the country.
With a 100% desktop-based IT infrastructure, staff had no option but to travel to a Places for People office each time they needed to access data or update information. Sometimes this meant hundreds of miles just to log the outcome of a job.
With our support, it now supports over 3,000 employees, 70% of who work from Citrix virtual desktops. This means they can access all the information they need from a phone, tablet or laptop from wherever they are.
• An initial capital cost saving of £552,565 and significant annual savings moving forward.
• On-going reduction in power and cooling costs will be over £123,600, increasing as energy prices continue to soar.
• Support costs have been slashed by nearly £55,000 a year to £5,600.
• Tax relief based on an annual carbon reduction of 370 tonnes.
Read on to find out more about Places for People’s incredible move to reduce its carbon footprint.
How can you match this success?
We have led many businesses, government departments and the public sector organisations to use technologies and solutions than enable more environmentally friendly business practices.
To find out how we can help your organisation and supply chain use IT to aid a sustainable business policy why not get in touch?