Energy, water and waste can often be big costs to manufacturing businesses and food waste has an understandably high profile with many groups. Single-use plastics have come under the spotlight since the BBC’s Blue Planet II brought the issue of ocean plastics to a wider audience and other issues are not far behind.
The circular economy is a new(-ish) term for an old idea, treating ‘waste’ as a resource, but the concept is as valid as it has ever been. Taken together with general resource efficiency, ‘circular’ thinking can save money and open up new opportunities. With many larger organisations adopting standards such as ISO14001 (environmental management) and ISO50001 (energy management) there can be additional benefits from aligning to your customers’ priorities. A good environmental record is also a proven means of attracting and retaining talent.
Green Knight can help you work through your resource consumption, identify opportunities to make savings, contextualise these more broadly and communicate them to your key stakeholders.