Environmental Action Could Help UK Businesses Save £millions

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Reducing Waste -: Gaining a true understanding of environmental impact and accurately monitoring and measuring improvements is the key to unlocking hidden profits for UK businesses, according to sustainable business experts Envirowise.

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The ESR Guide helps to demystify the process by providing simple, straightforward advice that will help businesses better understand where they are on the resource efficiency journey and enable them to take crucial steps towards making improvements and cost-savings.

Gaining a true understanding of environmental impact and accurately monitoring and measuring improvements is the key to unlocking hidden profits for UK businesses, according to sustainable business experts Envirowise.

The organisation believes the struggling UK retail sector alone could reap the rewards of significantly reducing the £360 million worth of waste it produces per year[1] by adopting and adhering to some simple resource efficiency initiatives.

To help companies get a hold on their true environmental position and develop a cost-saving environmental strategy, Envirowise has launched a comprehensive Environmental Strategic Review (ESR) Guide. The Guide is primarily aimed at retail businesses, but contains advice that Envirowise believe will be of use to many sectors.

Elaine Sharp, spokesperson at Envirowise, said: "For a business to be truly competitive, it needs to improve its performance across all areas. As environmental regulations are more rigidly enforced and competitive pressures increase, failure to maximise the use of resources and to minimise waste could prove an expensive mistake for many companies.

"The ESR Guide helps to demystify the process by providing simple, straightforward advice that will help businesses better understand where they are on the resource efficiency journey and enable them to take crucial steps towards making improvements and cost-savings."

The ESR guide looks at how companies can adopt a systematic approach to reviewing resources and encourages businesses to consider adopting efficient environmental management systems.

The Environmental Strategic Review Guide is available free of charge at envirowise.gov.uk/EN859 or by calling the Envirowise advice line on Tel: 0800 585794

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Please contact: Matt Pynn or Lyanna Tsakiris at Bray Leino PR
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About Envirowise
Envirowise is a Government-funded programme dedicated to putting the sustainable use of resources at the heart of UK business practice.

Since 1994 Envirowise has helped UK businesses save over £1bn by enabling them to significantly reduce their environmental footprints.

Envirowise offers businesses of all sizes and sectors a wide range of free, independent and practical advice designed to genuinely improve their processes, profitability and competitiveness. Services include:

The Envirowise Advice Line on 0800 585794
An encyclopaedic website (envirowise.gov.uk) of valuable and relevant information
Over 200 events each year, from Product Design Workshops to major exhibitions

[1] Envirowise - Check out waste publication EN626. 'Did you know that each year the retail sector produces an estimated 12 million tonnes of waste, at a cost of over £360 million

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resource efficiency, environmental impact, environment, environmental management , sustainabilitys,waste management, sustainable, green business environmental policy and water consumption.

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