Building sustainability into business operations Mike Osborne, Ronez Ltd A Member of the Holcim Group
â€˜Development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needsâ€™ Our Common Future, The Brundtland Report 1987
Sustainable Development A Member of the Holcim Group
Sustainable development â€“ triple bottom line A Member of the Holcim Group
A changing marketplace
Seeking added value
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
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 â€“ Donâ€™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?
â€ş Aerating show heads can reduce water use by up to 80% without a loss in pressure.
â€ş 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