In the twenty-first century, companies are rapidly becoming aware of the need to consider the impact that they are having on the environment. Principally, this is because of a growing awareness of the need for companies to reduce the impact that they have on the surrounding environment in order to protect the planet. However, many industries also have regulatory standards with which they need to comply.
There is the additional consideration that increasingly the general public are concerned about choosing companies which are making responsible decisions to be as ‘green’ as possible. Further to these reasons, it is also possible that you might be able to save money by making changes which reduce your energy usage and improve efficiency.
Because of this, it is a good idea for you to take steps to ensure that your business is taking reasonable steps to ensure that there is no avoidable negative effect on the environment. At WG Safety & Environmental, our team of qualified specialists is available to help.
How can you reduce your environmental impact?
The best steps for reducing damage to the environment will vary between companies and industries. For example, an industrial worksite has very different requirements and work processes than a campsite or a live music outdoor venue.
However, in principle there are certain key areas to consider. These include considering the impact of waste products and working practices to identify areas which could be improved. Equally, the ‘waste products’ might not take the form of physical waste, but rather the environmental impact could be in the form of lights and sound which disrupt the surrounding area.
Identifying the problem areas is the first step, but it needs to lead to effective action. After all, if you really want to reduce your environmental impact, this cannot be simply a paperwork exercise – it needs to lead to results. The good news is that often there are simple, cost-effective solutions which can be adopted. Small changes can have a large effect if implemented wisely.
Why do you need the services of an environmental consultancy?
Whilst having the intention of complying with regulatory requirements or making effective changes to working practices is crucial, many companies find that they lack the expertise to go any further. For example, phrases like ‘green’ or ‘carbon footprint’ are easily used, but not everyone knows how to make changes relating to them.
All too often, this leads to a lack of action and a failure to make a change. On the other hand, it can even be the case that going ahead without a clear action plan and specialist knowledge can lead to wasting time and money in implementing ineffective solutions. Neither of these outcomes is idea.
Instead, an environmental consultancy provides the specialist services that you need. At WG Safety & Environmental, our team of professional consultants includes chartered environmentalists, as well as members of the Institute of the Environmental Management and Assessment and the Institute of Acoustics.
This means that we can provide you with an accurate assessment that includes clearly identified recommendations which are cost-effective and reasonable. You can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the information you are working with has been prepared by specialists who are up to date with the latest regulatory standards as well as technological advancements and solutions.
Depending on the nature of your business, environmental auditing may include investigating the energy usage on the site, carbon dioxide and other emissions, waste disposal, water supply and usage, transport options, biodiversity and procurement systems.
In doing so, we can ensure that you have a clear understanding of your environmental impact. At the end of our audit, we will provide you with a clear report which meets your regulatory standards but which you can also use to make good changes.
Assessment Management Services
We provide a wide range of assessment management services. Whilst some environmental audits are wide-reaching, some customers require specific audits with a specific purpose. An example of this is environmental noise assessments. These are where we evaluate the noise output of a site and consider the effect that it is having in surrounding areas.
This is equally important if you operate a large industrial site or an entertainment venue. Controlling noise levels is important for the environment as well as for visitors and employees. Similarly, lighting surveys are essential in many workplaces, as maintaining a safe and appropriate level of lighting is part of workplace health and safety legislation.
For more information about our range of services, including all enquiries about our assessment management services, contact us today. You can call us on 01543 670 067, or by completing our online enquiry form.