Green operations encompass your company functions, i.e. offices and distribution centers, your stores, transport as well as green IT. The importance of working on your operations should not be underestimated. Focusing on your operations gives your company the opportunity to create a strong engagement for sustainability within your organization. It also provides opportunities to locate and eliminate waste, which can both uncover savings and reduce risks.
Social and labor issues would usually be taken care of by your Human Resources department, but, for example, health & safety may not yet have been recognized as an important topic, despite the fact that most countries have existing legislation for health & safety
Using Green Operations to Save Money
Other topics, such as environmental topics, are topics that typically can give significant benefits. Have a look at energy and carbon emissions, most often there are significant energy and carbon offsets that can be implemented to yield savings. This can often be done with a minimal investment. Start with a mapping of your energy consumption and costs at your major operations, like major offices, distribution centers, and flagship stores (if you are selling via the retail channel.) Now imagine that you can save 5% in energy costs or even 10% with strategic and sustainable changes. Consider how much money that would add to your balance sheet. We can help you do your screening or first assessment of your installations and develop a business case for upgrades to structures based on environmental savings.
Water consumption and waste generation are other areas that are fruitful and important to include into your Green operations program. Have you measured your carbon emissions from transport operations? They may be higher than you think. Green IT is an area that also can reveal some interesting facts. Consolidation of servers, computer settings, and printer settings are just a few examples where savings can easily be made.
We can support you in all these areas and help you define which data will yield the most useful information, and we can help determine the effectuality of your defined data collection schemes or set up new schemes for you.
Your benefits are for example reduced compliance risks, reduced environmental and labor risks, reduced reputation risks, reduced costs, improved operational efficiency, decreased employee turnover, improved reputation.
Green Operations & Retail Consulting Services
- Green operations strategy and plan
- Energy, Carbon, Water and Wastewater footprinting
- Energy and Carbon savings schemes
- Water and wastewater management schemes
- Waste management
- Chemicals management
- Remediation projects
- Air emission management
- Health & Safety management
- Own Operations
- Distribution Centers
- Retail (Stores)
- Green IT