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Carbon reduction 2050 UK target

Cabinet Office – Carbon Reduction Procurement Policy Note

Last week the Cabinet Office published a Procurement Policy Note focused on carbon reduction which supports the UK’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. Titled ‘Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts’ the policy will apply to the procurement of goods, services, and/or works where the anticipated contract…Read More »

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The Impact Working from Home has on your Businesses Carbon Footprint

By Rex Kellett, Senior Consultant The initial lockdown in early 2020 saw significant decreases in NO2 pollution across European Capitals with a huge reduction in social and commuting vehicle movements. Although this has rebounded somewhat since the first lockdown period, many workers are still home-working and for businesses in a number of sectors, continued home-working…Read More »

James Newell on Sustainability

What Sustainability Means To Me

By James Newell, Executive Director at Groundwork East “I was incredibly lucky to travel all over the world when I was a management consultant. Embracing new cultures enriches the soul in ways too numerous to mention; but while I was achieving the full ‘live, laugh, love’ triumvirate, the issue of sustainability weighed on my mind…Read More »

Groundwork supports the Terra Carta

Terra Carta – For Nature, People & Planet

Groundwork is a national charity that has been working for over 35 years to enhance the natural environment and showcase how greener places can improve the lives of local communities, therefore it comes as no surprise that we fully commend and celebrate HRH The Prince of Wales’ recently published Terra Carta for business charter. Every…Read More »

Carbon Literacy Doncaster Council

Supporting Doncaster Council to become climate literate

As a trusted Carbon Literacy Project delivery partner since 2013, Groundwork was asked by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to support their long-term vision of a Carbon Literate Doncaster. Initially delivering Carbon Literacy accredited training to its Climate Champions, Doncaster Council has ambitions to roll out the training to colleagues across the Council and to their…Read More »

East Suffolk case study

Supporting East Suffolk Council to become Carbon Neutral

In July 2019, East Suffolk Council recognised the existence of a ‘climate emergency’ and asked Groundwork’s Sustainable Business Consultants to investigate ways in which it could become carbon neutral by 2030. As the country’s largest district council providing services to over 248,000 residents and more than 9,000 enterprises, East Suffolk Council wanted to investigate ways…Read More »

Atlas Copco

Supporting Atlas Copco Bolting Solutions with Legal Compliance

Atlas Copco Bolting Solutions offers a complete range of industrial and intelligent bolting tools, including hydraulic torque wrenches, bolt tensioners and continuous rotation tools. Our Sustainable Business Services consultants work regularly with Atlas Copco Bolting Solutions to ensure they remain compliant with environmental and health and safety legislation at their site in Wolverhampton. By keeping…Read More »

Celtic Manor

Celtic Manor Awarded Level 3 Green Dragon Environmental Accreditation

The Celtic Manor Resort is a 5 star golf, spa and leisure hotel and resort in Newport, South Wales. Joel Kirby is the Energy and Environmental Manager at the hotel and has led a number of environmental initiatives which have resulted in the Green Dragon level 3 accreditation being retained since 2017. Environmental improvements include:…Read More »