Spring 2011, Issue 1
Welcome to the first Sustainable Opportunity Solutions (SOS) newsletter : SOS Compass A word from the MD…It’s been
a busy – and eventful – couple
developing new tools – such
of years for us, with many
exciting new developments to
below for more information) –
to guide your business on its
Firstly, we have a new web addresswww.sos4business.uk.com. As our goal is to help businesses implement sustainable practices and enjoy the business and environmental benefits of doing so, we think our new domain name suits us perfectly.
partners, funders helped
contractors whose SOS
together we can help implement sustainable practices to make
our business more resilient to Paul
PS: We’ believe in the power of
success in our first two years is thanks to my advisory team (Rob Shaw, Tony Pilcher & Peter Elger) and the clients,
Inside this issue… 1. SOS Exhibits in Edinburgh 2. Effective EMS delivering Carbon Benefits 3. Returning Financial Savings for Natural England
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We hope that travelHUB
demonstrating our new and
build on the success of its
improved travel management
predecessor, which helped us
tool at the EIE Exhibition in
secure several awards for our
approach to sustainable travel
is an enhanced
version of the award-winning FUSITRAM Currently
sense with business benefits.
Award in 2010.
system that interfaces with a travel
and how it could
SOS Stats: Watch your waste line You could save £50 per year just by turning off ONE desktop computer On average, every UK household bins around £420 worth of food a year – some simple menu planning could help make a difference.
A twenty-minute shower can use up to 300 litres of water – more than most of us drink in five months
It all adds up to save you
Working in partnership with our clients Environmental & Carbon Management We’re proud that our clients
Looking back over the last
continue not only to reap the
surprised to discover that we’ve
Management, but also to pass
already trained over 600 people
their external audits without any
across our client base. Our
training is designed to inspire
delighted to hear back from one
employees to take actions that
of our first ever clients, who
wanted us to help them with
Carbon Trust Standard. By the
& benefit the planet too !
way, the client in question has found
carbon footprint has helped reduce it by 16% - and cut their associated fuel costs.
But don’t take our word for it, check out one of our recent success stories and see what the Green Insurance Company has to say about working with us click here:
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In other news…
placement for a post-graduate We’ve
Natural England to measure
the full cost benefit of their
sustainable travel programme.
A case study for this project –
business opportunities in the
renewable energy sector. SOS
MD, Paul, said of the project, “It
really captures the ethos of
available soon. Email us at
request a copy.
Green watch – environmental matters in the news Back in March, the Government unveiled its first Budget, which
expand into new sectors, as
well as giving much needed
signals for a low carbon economy.
Rather than looking at ways to
change practices – which could save us all money now – there seems to be a tendency to solely look for costly technological fixes.
Looking ahead… Our
Paul, has been invited to present at the International Conference for Public Transport in Paris in July, along with Dr.Neil Ferguson from Strathclyde University. In June we’ll be running Sustainable Travel Workshop with our partners Transform Scotland, and Scottish Business in the Community. As part of this we’ll be revealing the results of our recent survey - which has already provided some interesting insights into what matters to businesses when it comes to sustainable travel – it’s not all about the ticket price and carbon. To find out more about any of the stories above, email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sos4business.uk.com
At the time, the Carbon Trust pointed
adhering to its emission standards could save around £2,000 p.a. from reduced energy use. Surely it’s simple changes like this that those in power should be promoting? REMEMBER:
information regulations that require business to provide data on their waste if requested by their local environmental agency
Find out all the latest SOS news in the company Newsletter, Spring 2011 Issue.