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Building sustainability into business operations Mike Osborne, Ronez Ltd A Member of the Holcim Group


‘Development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’ Our Common Future, The Brundtland Report 1987

Sustainable Development A Member of the Holcim Group


Sustainable development – triple bottom line A Member of the Holcim Group


 A changing marketplace

 Seeking added value

 Complete solutions

Market

 Sustainable materials

Sustainable

Traditional

 No longer lowest price

 Responsible sourcing Time

A developing marketplace A Member of the Holcim Group


Sustainability Issues A Member of the Holcim Group


Participation, Investment, Engagement “PIE” A Member of the Holcim Group


 Health and Safety  Employee diversity policies  Training and development  Recruitment and retention  The next generation

Proactive approach - Workplace A Member of the Holcim Group


 Sponsorship  Educational programmes  Visitor open days  Community integration programmes

Proactive approach - Community A Member of the Holcim Group


 Waste management  Biodiversity  Protected areas  Carbon management  Performance against CO2 target

Proactive approach – Environment A Member of the Holcim Group


 Resources consumed and recycled  Procurement practices  Business ethics  Innovative products  Being a responsible source of construction materials

Proactive approach – Market Place A Member of the Holcim Group


 Management system requirements:  ISO9001  ISO14001  OHSAS18001  Supply chain

BES 6001: Requirements © Aggregate Industries Ltd. 2010

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Key subject areas: Carbon Resource use Waste Water Life cycle assessment Transport Employment and skills Local communities


• Theme 1 – Contribution to landscape

scale conservation •Theme 2 – Site based biodiversity action plans •Theme 3 – Prioritising action to specific habitats and species •Theme 4 – Effective monitoring and reporting •Theme 5 – Raise awareness in the broader public debate Biodiversity Action Plan © Aggregate Industries Ltd. 2010


 Theme 1 - Minimise the amount of CO2 generated by our processes  Theme 2 - Development of both innovative products and leading edge solutions  Theme 3 - Effective monitoring and reporting of performance to show positive contributions to emissions reduction programmes and our year on year target

Carbon Plan © Aggregate Industries Ltd. 2010


• Theme 1 – Industrial heritage •Theme 2 – Local cultural identity •Theme 3 – Grass roots sports activities •Theme 4 – Nature conservation and understanding of wildlife •Theme 5 – Community security and well-being

Community Engagement Plan © Aggregate Industries Ltd. 2010


• Theme 1 – Minimise impact and contribute to conservation • Theme 2 – Maintain legal compliance now and in the future • Theme 3 – Prioritised site based management plans • Theme 4 – Raise awareness within the business • Theme 5 – Establish and maintain best practice Group wide Water Management Plan 2009 - 2012 © Aggregate Industries Ltd. 2010


• Reduce • Reuse • Recycle • Recover • Dispose

• Theme 1 – Minimise the waste produced by our business • Theme 2 – Create markets for the wastes we produce • Theme 3 – Reduce waste in the supply chain • Theme 4 – Improve reporting and raise awareness

Waste Management Plan © Aggregate Industries Ltd. 2010


One image to remember? A Member of the Holcim Group


Water – Don’t waste a drop

Sustainable water use in the office

Francis Binney Environmental Officer, RBC Wealth Management


Water – Why Worry? › Jersey Water predicts that as an island we are likely to see significant water shortages within the next 25 years: – Demand is likely to increase by up to 25% – While supply is predicted to decrease by 11%

› Rainfall patterns are also changing to a more pronounced drought and flood model. – Intense dry spells harden the ground – Heavy rains wash over land and into storm drains


Do we really use that much? › Average water consumption is 150 litres / day. – Around 30 litres of that is in the office.

› At RBC WM in 2008 each member of staff used an average of 7.5 metric tonnes of water. – For the office this adds up to over 7000 tonnes in a single year.

› That’s roughly three Olympic swimming pools down our drains each year.


How & where we can make a difference

Average UK office water use


Areas of focus › › › › › ›

Kitchens Toilets Showers Business operations Education & Awareness Rainwater harvesting & Flood control


Office Kitchens › Fitting spray taps – traditional taps use up to nine litres / min › Is it better to bin or to wash?

› A dripping tap can waste 5000 litres of water a year › What does bottled water in your boardroom say about you?


Showers

› Aerating show heads can reduce water use by up to 80% without a loss in pressure.

› Shower timers give people and target length of time for their shower to try and beat after cycling to work


Toilets › Have you ever used a waterless urinal? › Flush-wiser reduces water use by up to 90% › Most current cisterns use 50 – 70% less water than those installed 10 years or more ago, is it time you updated? › As well as saving water senor taps have hygiene benefits


Business operations Your car doesn’t need to bathe in drinking water › Rainwater collected from your office roof can be used for several things: – – – –

Washing your vehicle fleet Cleaning pavements, courtyards and building entrances Washing windows Watering plants

› For real innovation why not be the first office in Jersey to have a duel water system using rainwater to flush toilets?


Education and Awareness › Technology isn’t the solution – your staff are. – Measure consumption from your bill – Set targets 4.4 m3 / FTE / Year by 2015 – Run competitions between departments – Water champions in each departments – Report on progress and reward success


Water harvesting and flood control Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems


So where is the best place to start working on saving water?


Install a Hippo in your loo For a 300 person office with pre 2001 cisterns: Cost of 50 units = ÂŁ62 Installation = 2 mins/ unit

Savings in 1 year: 375 tonnes of water ÂŁ874 on your water bill


Finding more information

www.waterwise.org.uk www.hippo-the-watersaver.co.uk www.jerseywater.je

Ronez and RBC presentation  

Ronez and RBC sustainability presentation