Business collaboration leads to new green resource

Investors in the Environment (iiE), the national not-for profit environmental accreditation scheme, and Peterborough member PPS Print have joined forces to create an exciting new green resource for iiE companies.

In order to help iiE member businesses increase staff engagement and spread key green messages, the two organisations have worked together to produce a series of awareness posters, which are now available as a free resource to iiE companies.

This first series of seven posters carry environmental messages on topics such as conserving electricity, car sharing, recycling and waste. For example, did you know the average person in the UK throws out their body weight in waste every three months?

“We wanted to highlight key ways in which all staff can make small behavioural changes to encourage everyone to look at their day-to-day actions,” explains Kim Coley, Commercial Executive at iiE. “By communicating with staff in their normal working environment, we are encouraging them to become more aware of environmental issues, make small improvements to their behaviour and gain a greater understanding of what we can all achieve when we work together!”

PPS Print, the Peterborough-based print and design company, was keen to be involved in the initiative. “As iiE members, we can really see the benefits of being a greener organisation,” says Marcus Brailsford, Managing Director at PPS Print. “Not only does following eco initiatives save money, it also enables us to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage others to do the same.”
 
iiE members can use the posters around their workplaces to engage with staff, encourage involvement in green initiatives and promote their environmental credentials. All of this ties in with iiE’s key objectives of creating sustainable businesses across the UK. Members of iiE are trained and supported to create a credible Environmental Management System that works for them, and gain official iiE accreditation around their hard work. Membership also includes various green events and promotion of members’ best practice.

For more information about the the posters as a resource, call Kim Coley on 01733 866436 or email kim.coley@iie.uk.com. For further details about the scheme visit www.iie.uk.com.

Photo caption: iiE Senior Business Support Officer David Knight (left) and PPS Print Managing Director Marcus Brailsford (right).