Green February 2010

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Green February 2010

  1. 1. Making green initiatives work for HR & Personnel<br />by Fluid <br />February 2010<br />
  2. 2. Page 2<br />Contents<br />3-4 Introduction to Fluid<br />5-8 Statistics<br />9-10 Terminology<br />11-16 Sunday Times Green List <br />17-18 Greenwash, whitewash, won’t wash<br />19-20 Exercise A<br />21-22 Green engineering<br />23-24 Saving energy<br />25-26 Engagement<br />27-28 Coping with environmental regulations<br />29-30 Green beliefs<br />31-33 Clean transport<br />34-37 Green initiatives<br />38-39 Sustainability<br />40-44 Green jobs<br />45-46 Exercise B<br />47-48 Case studies<br />49-50 Exercise C<br />51-52 Conclusion and questions<br />
  3. 3. Page 3<br />Introduction<br />
  4. 4. Page 4<br />Introduction to Fluid<br />Fluid Consulting Limited (Fluid) is a specialist human resources consultancy headed by Tim Holden MCIPD <br />10 years in banking<br />10 years in Human Resources consultancy<br />Fluid trading since 2006<br />The core services provided by Fluid are:<br /><ul><li>Retention
  5. 5. Selection</li></ul>- Attraction<br />- Remuneration & Reward <br />- Outplacement<br />- Training & HR consultancy<br />
  6. 6. Page 5<br />Statistics<br />
  7. 7. Page 6<br /><ul><li>97% of MBA graduates from 11 leading business schools were willing to forego an average of 14% of their expected income to work for an organisation with a better reputation for corporate responsibility and ethics
  8. 8. 35% of the public believe that businesses should donate 1-4% of their pre tax profits to charity, and 20& believe this should be closer to 5-9%
  9. 9. 42% of companies who allow their staff time off to volunteer say it helps reduce staff sick days</li></ul>Statistics 1 of 3<br />
  10. 10. Page 7<br /><ul><li>92% of employees say they would prefer to work for a company with an employee volunteering project than one that hasn’t
  11. 11. Of those in full and part-time work, the majority (86%) say it is important that their employer is responsible to society and the environment, and more than half (55%) say it is very important
  12. 12. Seven in 10 UK adults think industry and commerce do not pay enough attention to their social responsibilities</li></ul>Statistics 2 of 3<br />
  13. 13. Page 8<br /><ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN AT WORK
  14. 14. 91% encourage recycling
  15. 15. 83% encourage reduction in energy consumption
  16. 16. 69% encourage the use of recycled products
  17. 17. 42% educate/train employees in environmentally friendly business practices
  18. 18. 37% aim to achieve carbon-neutral status
  19. 19. 24% encourage volunteering for environmental projects
  20. 20. 17% encourage donations to organisations/supporting charities working t combat climate change
  21. 21. 8% reward green behaviour with financial incentives/awards/recognition</li></ul>Statistics 3 of 3<br />
  22. 22. Page 9<br />Terminology<br />
  23. 23. Page 10<br /><ul><li>Biodegradable
  24. 24. Biomass and biofuel
  25. 25. Carbon capture
  26. 26. Carbon offset
  27. 27. Carbon tax
  28. 28. Carbon trading
  29. 29. Greenhouse gas
  30. 30. Greenhouse effect
  31. 31. Microgeneration
  32. 32. Renewable energy
  33. 33. Sustainable development</li></ul>Terminology <br />
  34. 34. Page 11<br />Sunday Times Green List<br />
  35. 35. Page 12<br />Sunday Times Green List 1 of 5<br /><ul><li>60 organisations
  36. 36. Size
  37. 37. Impact
  38. 38. Environment management system (EMS): an EMS that meets the ISO 14001 international standard (44 of the 60)
  39. 39. Public reporting of green issues: green credentials subject to third-party verification (27 of the 60)
  40. 40. Carbon footprint: companies which have calculated their carbon footprint (49 of the 60)</li></li></ul><li>Page 13<br />Sunday Times Green List 2 of 5<br /><ul><li>Green suppliers: more than 80% of suppliers assessed for environmental impact (35 of the 60)
  41. 41. Green training: 80% of employees given environmental training on induction (52 of the 60)
  42. 42. Electricity consumption: at least a 3% cut achieved in the previous year compared to the year before (26 of the 60)
  43. 43. Gas consumption: at least a 3% cut achieved in the previous year compared to the year before (18 of the 60) </li></li></ul><li>Page 14<br />Sunday Times Green List 3 of 5<br /><ul><li>Water consumption: at least a 3% cut achieved in the previous year compared to the year before (26 of the 60)
  44. 44. Green energy: at least part of energy needs sourced from green tariffs (23 of the 60)
  45. 45. Recycling: at least a 10% decrease in waste production or 10% increase in recycling in nominated waste stream achieved in the previous year compared to the year before (45 of the 60)</li></li></ul><li>Page 15<br />Sunday Times Green List 4 of 5<br /><ul><li>TOP TEN 1-5
  46. 46. FORSTER (Media, London, 51 employees, £4M T/O)
  47. 47. THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE COMPANY (Media, London, 860 employees, £357M T/O)
  48. 48. WILMOTT DIXON GROUP (Construction, Letchworth, 2924 employees, £830M T/O)
  49. 49. SKANSKA UK (Construction, Rickmansworth, 4881 employees, £1600M T/O)
  50. 50. INFINIS (Power generation, Northampton, 270 employees, £129M T/O)</li></li></ul><li>Page 16<br />Sunday Times Green List 5 of 5<br /><ul><li>TOP TEN 6-10
  51. 51. MILLIKEN CONTRACT (Manufacturing, Wigan, 245 employees, £80M T/O)
  52. 52. BT GROUP (Telecommunications, London, 87713 employees, £17186M T/O)
  53. 53. THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY (Government agency, Westbury-on-Trym, 11921 employees, T/O not applicable)
  54. 54. MEDIACOM (Media, London, 627 employees, £62M T/O)
  55. 55. HAIN CELESTIAL UK (Food and drink, Luton, 818 employees, £55M T/O)</li></li></ul><li>Page 17<br />Greenwash, whitewash, won’t wash<br />
  56. 56. Page 18<br />Greenwash, whitewash, won’t wash<br /><ul><li>Citroen
  57. 57. Ryanair</li></li></ul><li>Page 19<br />Exercise A<br />
  58. 58. Page 20<br />Exercise A<br />
  59. 59. Page 21<br />Green engineering<br />
  60. 60. Page 22<br />Green engineering<br /><ul><li>Pure biomass
  61. 61. Biomass co-firing with fossil fuel
  62. 62. CCS
  63. 63. Offshore wind</li></li></ul><li>Page 23<br />Saving energy<br />
  64. 64. Page 24<br />Saving energy<br /><ul><li>Find out where, when and how you are using energy
  65. 65. Use the information to make a detailed savings plan
  66. 66. Tell employees your energy-saving plans and ask for their ideas
  67. 67. Turn thermostats down by one degree-this could save 10% on heating bills
  68. 68. Remind employees to switch off lights and machines overnight
  69. 69. Track the savings you’ve made-positive results will motivate the workforce to greater savings</li></li></ul><li>Page 25<br />Engagement<br />
  70. 70. Page 26<br />Engagement <br /><ul><li>ENGAGING EMPLOYEES IN GREEN ISSUES
  71. 71. Be clear on your aim
  72. 72. Identify a senior champion
  73. 73. Create a core concept
  74. 74. Focus on local involvement
  75. 75. Gain buy-in from managers
  76. 76. Practice what you preach
  77. 77. Invite views from the workforce
  78. 78. Business as usual</li></li></ul><li>Page 27<br />Coping with environmental regulations<br />
  79. 79. Page 28<br />Coping with environmental regulations <br /><ul><li>Be informed about ‘hot’ environmental regulations
  80. 80. Identify your activities that will be regulated
  81. 81. Know your regulator
  82. 82. Keeping the regulator happy
  83. 83. Consider using an environmental consultant
  84. 84. How to avoid being targeted
  85. 85. When to take legal advice
  86. 86. Non compliance is damaging
  87. 87. Government recognition of the problems</li></li></ul><li>Page 29<br />Green beliefs<br />
  88. 88. Page 30<br />Green beliefs<br /><ul><li>Nicholson v Grainger
  89. 89. Greenism</li></li></ul><li>Page 31<br />Clean transport<br />
  90. 90. Page 32<br />Clean transport 1 of 2 <br /><ul><li>MODEL OF CAR g/km carbon dioxide
  91. 91. Ford Fiesta Econetic 98
  92. 92. Seat Ibiza Ecomotive 99
  93. 93. VW Polo Bluemotion 99
  94. 94. Mini Diesel 104
  95. 95. Toyota Prius 104
  96. 96. Citroen C1 1.0 Code 108
  97. 97. Toyota Aygo 1.0 108
  98. 98. Peugeot 107 109
  99. 99. Skoda FabiaGreenline 109
  100. 100. Honda Civic IMA 109</li></li></ul><li>Page 33<br /><ul><li>Encourage car-pooling schemes
  101. 101. Reduce the number of company cars
  102. 102. Promote use of public transport
  103. 103. Run vehicles on biodiesel if feasible
  104. 104. Look at electric cars for short journeys
  105. 105. Open a Streetcar or Zipcar account
  106. 106. Use web conferencing if you can
  107. 107. Offset emissions when you must fly
  108. 108. Allow flexible and homeworking
  109. 109. Get on your bike</li></ul>Clean transport 2 of 2 <br />
  110. 110. Page 34<br />Green initiatives<br />
  111. 111. Page 35<br />Green initiatives 1 of 3<br /><ul><li>Shop around
  112. 112. Hire an expert
  113. 113. Power down
  114. 114. Measure your usage
  115. 115. Lower your voltage
  116. 116. Gather from gutters
  117. 117. Pimp your boiler
  118. 118. Burn less petrol
  119. 119. Fiat lux!</li></li></ul><li>Page 36<br />Green initiatives 2 of 3<br /><ul><li>Ask your supplier for help
  120. 120. Eco PCs
  121. 121. Circulate air
  122. 122. Next-gen bulbs
  123. 123. Be wary of fixing your prices
  124. 124. Zap the Xerox
  125. 125. Contact the Carbon Trust
  126. 126. Zero margin electricity
  127. 127. Keep in heat</li></li></ul><li>Page 37<br />Green initiatives 3 of 3<br /><ul><li>Avoid micro-generation
  128. 128. Use nature’s free heat source
  129. 129. Get your geeks on board
  130. 130. Set a target
  131. 131. Drop a degree
  132. 132. Auto-off
  133. 133. Restrict water use
  134. 134. Free money
  135. 135. Boast about it!</li></li></ul><li>Page 38<br />Sustainability<br />
  136. 136. Page 39<br />Sustainability<br /><ul><li>Reduce costs by using fewer resources
  137. 137. Preserve resources by protecting the raw materials needed to make your products
  138. 138. Keep up with legislation and regulatory standards
  139. 139. Capitalise on new opportunities</li></li></ul><li>Page 40<br />Green jobs<br />
  140. 140. Page 41<br />Green jobs 1 of 4<br /><ul><li>WANTED NOW
  141. 141. Energy efficiency specialists-engineers, strategists and managers
  142. 142. Energy managers responsible for power usage across an entire organisation require experience in areas such as technology, behavioural change, compliance and procurement
  143. 143. Environmental managers are needed to ensure that organisations comply with legislation and other procedures</li></li></ul><li>Page 42<br />Green jobs 2 of 4<br /><ul><li>WANTED NOW
  144. 144. Supply chain experts are needed by large retailers to monitor and minimise the carbon footprint of all the goods they sell
  145. 145. Renewable energy specialists are also being sought-many will be mechanical and electrical engineers</li></li></ul><li>Page 43<br />Green jobs 3 of 4<br /><ul><li>NEEDED IN 2020
  146. 146. Food security experts including supply chain managers, agricultural scientists and crop geneticists
  147. 147. Water conservation specialists, including engineers to develop water-saving technology and managers to ensure that businesses minimise their use of water
  148. 148. Nuclear experts will be needed to help meet the country’s energy demands whilst carbon emissions are kept to a minimum</li></li></ul><li>Page 44<br />Green jobs 4 of 4<br /><ul><li>NEEDED IN 2020
  149. 149. Energy efficiency specialists and supply chain experts will become increasingly important to businesses as the price of carbon increases
  150. 150. There will be more renewable energy jobs as low-carbon businesses expand, particularly in respect of low-carbon transport</li></li></ul><li>Page 45<br />Exercise B<br />
  151. 151. Page 46<br />Exercise B<br />
  152. 152. Page 47<br />Case studies<br />
  153. 153. Page 48<br />Case studies<br />
  154. 154. Page 49<br />Exercise C<br />
  155. 155. Page 50<br />Exercise C<br />
  156. 156. Page 51<br />Conclusion & Questions<br />
  157. 157. Page 52<br />Conclusion<br />Summary<br />Questions<br />

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