A groundbreaking program, funded by the Naturesave Trust, that provides free business advice on becoming more environmentally and socially responsible
Let Naturesave arrange to have the environmental impact of your company assessed free of charge.
Many small and medium sized firms are often unsure about how to investigate and implement ways in which their company or organisation can be more environmentally aware and efficient. The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) is designed to assist you with this process and includes advice on energy efficiency, sourcing more ethical and environmental suppliers and waste minimisation, together with information about current environmental legislation.
Our EPR program uses the 10 One Planet Living principles created by Bioregional. We’re consuming resources and polluting the planet at a level the Earth cannot sustain. Ecological footprinting shows that if everyone in the world consumed as many natural resources as the average European, we’d need three planets to support us.
One Planet Living is the vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the Earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness. We now know this is not sustainable and cannot go on. The evidence for that is mounting around the globe. Water shortages, dangerous levels of pollution, endangered species, shrinking forests and habitats, a warming climate and dwindling glaciers.
Bioregional is a non-profit organisation that champions a better, more sustainable way to live. Bioregional’s One Planet Living framework comprises ten easy-to-grasp principles and detailed Goals and Guidance. Together, these provide a clear, practical route map to plan, deliver and communicate sustainable transformation.
The One Planet Living principles have been used by a variety of organisations across the world – local councils and communities, businesses and developers – on a range of practical projects which demonstrate how sustainable living can be both attractive and affordable. Bioregional’s One Planet Living principles were born out of planning and building the pioneering BedZED eco-village of 100 homes in Sutton, south London. Completed in 2002, it has become a world-renowned low carbon development. Find out more at bioregional.com.
In 2010 Naturesave adopted the One Planet Living framework for all our Environmental Performance Reviews.
We can help make your business more sustainable and save you money
Naturesave can arrange a FREE Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of your business premises and trading practices. This will assess the potential environmental effects of your company’s commercial activity and the degree to which your company is responding to the demand for environmental accountability.
Aside from growing recognition that effective environmental protection is based on prevention rather than reaction, environmental considerations are making a significant impact upon long-term strategic business planning; and environmental management has become a key determinant of successful business practice.
Continuous improvement of environmental performance improves both a business’s reputation and its access to environmentally sensitive markets. It encourages repeat business and creates real opportunities to reduce waste, lower costs and increase efficiency.
Recommendations are augmented with practical advice from our qualified sustainability consultant and Chartered Environmentalist who will where required, assist clients with the implementation. Certain requirements may be made of the business which, when carried out to the satisfaction of our sustainability consultant, will be acknowledged by the issue of an Environmentally Aware Trading Certificate.
The EPR is conducted at your business premises and does not take up much of you or your employees’ time. If COVID19 restrictions apply the review can usually be done remotely. Our sustainability consultant will liaise over a convenient time for the visit.
Who is eligible?
Environmental Performance Reviews are awarded free to all Naturesave Commercial insurance clients with an annual premium of over £750, Policyholders must ideally have business premises included in their cover.
An Environmentally Aware Trading Certificate is issued upon completion of the recommendations made in the survey, along with a potential financial reward in acknowledgement of your efforts to improve your company’s environmental trading practice.
If you are unsure about the level of cover required, or about types of business insurance, please do not hesitate to call us directly on 01803 869775, or email us via our contact page for help and a quotation.