SMEs can save from green measures
Smaller firms can benefit from going green by saving money from using less energy, according to carbon management company Carbon Clear.
Businesses should turn off electronic equipment at the end of the day, and use trains instead of air travel where possible, said Mark Chadwick from the company, in turn promoting sustainability and green buying.
"Reducing energy usage and working out your travel policy: they're two things that any business of any size can do, and they can make a difference," he said.
He added that "anybody who's got significant buying power can have a very large impact" on the green supply chain.
"Really that's where you can start to see some large impacts in terms of [energy] savings throughout the whole supply chain."
UK businesses could save £1.4 billion in 2008 through simple energy efficient measures, according to the Carbon Trust.
Article Date: 09 January 2008
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