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A commitment to resource efficient construction
Business Process

A commitment to resource efficient construction

We pledge to manage our use of resources efficiently and report annually

23
Pledged so far
14%
Have completed the pledge so far
Achieve environmental accreditation
Business Process

Achieve environmental accreditation

Our business will achieve a recognised environmental management system accreditation (e.g. ISO 14001, Green Tourism Business Scheme, Green Tick).

39
Pledged so far
26%
Have completed the pledge so far
Assign senior manager responsibility
Business Process

Assign senior manager responsibility

We will make resource efficiency a priority in our business by assigning senior manager/company director responsibility.

61
Pledged so far
15%
Have completed the pledge so far
Become an exemplar in resource efficiency
Business Process

Become an exemplar in resource efficiency

We will work with Resource Efficient Scotland to develop a case study about our achievements and share good practice.

30
Pledged so far
24%
Have completed the pledge so far
Benchmark resource use
Business Process

Benchmark resource use

We will benchmark our resource use so we can compare our performance against best practice and that of other organisations.

23
Pledged so far
22%
Have completed the pledge so far
Collaborate with other organisations
Business Process

Collaborate with other organisations

We will work collaboratively with other organisations in our area.

40
Pledged so far
3%
Have completed the pledge so far
Community litter pick
Business Process

Community litter pick

We will organise a litter pick to help clean-up the community in which we operate.

22
Pledged so far
23%
Have completed the pledge so far
Develop a Litter Prevention Action Plan
Business Process

Develop a Litter Prevention Action Plan

We will develop a Litter Prevention Action Plan to help prevent litter and flytipping and create a safer, cleaner environment for all.

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Pledged so far
0%
Have completed the pledge so far
Develop environmental policy
Business Process

Develop environmental policy

We will develop and share an environmental policy.

69
Pledged so far
19%
Have completed the pledge so far
Host student placement
Business Process

Host student placement

We will host an environmental placement student to target specific resource efficiency opportunities and make quick wins.

13
Pledged so far
16%
Have completed the pledge so far
Improve energy efficiency
Business Process

Improve energy efficiency

We will implement measures to reduce our energy consumption by a minimum of 5%.

66
Pledged so far
19%
Have completed the pledge so far
Improve EPC rating
Business Process

Improve EPC rating

We will improve the Energy Performance Certificate rating of our property by one rating band.

3
Pledged so far
0%
Have completed the pledge so far
Improve recycling rates
Business Process

Improve recycling rates

We will implement measures to increase the amount of waste we recycle by a minimum of 5%.

88
Pledged so far
10%
Have completed the pledge so far
Join sector agreement
Business Process

Join sector agreement

We will sign up to our sector’s voluntary agreement (this action is suitable for businesses in the grocery, construction, hospitality or resource management sectors).

6
Pledged so far
0%
Have completed the pledge so far
Lease electric vehicles
Business Process

Lease electric vehicles

We will lease an electric car for pool use.

7
Pledged so far
58%
Have completed the pledge so far
Litter prevention
Business Process

Litter prevention

We will aim to prevent the incidence of litter that might result from our products or services.

21
Pledged so far
15%
Have completed the pledge so far
Plan resource efficiency actions
Business Process

Plan resource efficiency actions

We will produce and implement a resource efficiency action plan that will reduce our raw material, energy and water consumption, and waste generation.

13
Pledged so far
0%
Have completed the pledge so far
Re-use of materials from construction activities
Business Process

Re-use of materials from construction activities

We will work collaberatively with other businesses to re-use materials rather than landfill them.

8
Pledged so far
13%
Have completed the pledge so far
Reduce materials consumption and wastage
Business Process

Reduce materials consumption and wastage

We pledge to measure our consumption and reduce our waste

22
Pledged so far
10%
Have completed the pledge so far
Reduce raw material use
Business Process

Reduce raw material use

We will implement measures to reduce our use of raw materials by 5%.

9
Pledged so far
23%
Have completed the pledge so far
Reduce transport emissions
Business Process

Reduce transport emissions

We will implement measures to reduce our transport emissions by 5%.

19
Pledged so far
22%
Have completed the pledge so far
Reduce water use
Business Process

Reduce water use

We will implement measures to reduce the amount of water we use by 5%.

16
Pledged so far
32%
Have completed the pledge so far
Set senior management agenda
Business Process

Set senior management agenda

We will make resource efficiency a priority in our business by ensuring that it is a standing item at all senior management meetings.

19
Pledged so far
32%
Have completed the pledge so far
Set targets to reduce resource use
Business Process

Set targets to reduce resource use

We will establish a resource monitoring system and specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (SMART) targets to reduce resource use.

12
Pledged so far
17%
Have completed the pledge so far
Share experience across the business community
Business Process

Share experience across the business community

We will drive change by sharing experience across the business community.

28
Pledged so far
25%
Have completed the pledge so far
Take the Keep Scotland Beautiful: Clean Up Scotland Pledge
Business Process

Take the Keep Scotland Beautiful: Clean Up Scotland Pledge

Join thousands of others to show you care about where you work.

29
Pledged so far
4%
Have completed the pledge so far
Add resource efficiency to job descriptions
Staff Engagement

Add resource efficiency to job descriptions

We will include resource efficiency as part of job descriptions to help ensure compliance with our internal management systems.

12
Pledged so far
9%
Have completed the pledge so far
Create a working group
Staff Engagement

Create a working group

We will establish a resource efficiency working group comprising representatives from key areas in our organisation to identify priority actions across all departments.

11
Pledged so far
46%
Have completed the pledge so far
Develop a car-share scheme
Staff Engagement

Develop a car-share scheme

We will develop a car-share scheme for staff.

7
Pledged so far
15%
Have completed the pledge so far
Engage staff about energy efficiency
Staff Engagement

Engage staff about energy efficiency

We will implement a staff engagement campaign about energy efficiency.

43
Pledged so far
19%
Have completed the pledge so far
Engage staff about recycling
Staff Engagement

Engage staff about recycling

We will implement a staff engagement campaign about recycling.

53
Pledged so far
17%
Have completed the pledge so far
Engage staff about resource efficiency at home
Staff Engagement

Engage staff about resource efficiency at home

We will implement a staff engagement campaign on resource efficiency at home.

8
Pledged so far
25%
Have completed the pledge so far
Engage staff about water efficiency
Staff Engagement

Engage staff about water efficiency

We will implement a staff engagement campaign about water efficiency.

6
Pledged so far
50%
Have completed the pledge so far
External training
Staff Engagement

External training

We will ensure that the most appropriate person in our organisation attends at least one resource efficiency training event.

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Pledged so far
39%
Have completed the pledge so far
Hold a resource efficiency day
Staff Engagement

Hold a resource efficiency day

We will engage staff on resource efficiency at home and at work by holding a resource efficiency day.

6
Pledged so far
50%
Have completed the pledge so far
Invest in secure bicycle storage for staff
Staff Engagement

Invest in secure bicycle storage for staff

We will provide secure storage for staff cycling to work.

10
Pledged so far
10%
Have completed the pledge so far
Promote the use of public transport
Staff Engagement

Promote the use of public transport

We will encourage staff to use public transport.

28
Pledged so far
11%
Have completed the pledge so far
Reward resource efficiency creativity
Staff Engagement

Reward resource efficiency creativity

We will reward employees for innovative resource efficiency ideas.

5
Pledged so far
40%
Have completed the pledge so far
Set up a green team
Staff Engagement

Set up a green team

We will establish a green team to support the communication of key messages across our business and improve staff engagement.

29
Pledged so far
25%
Have completed the pledge so far
Staff induction programme
Staff Engagement

Staff induction programme

By making environmental matters a key part of our induction programme, we will ensure that all new staff are aware of their impacts on the environment and what they can do to minimise them.

23
Pledged so far
31%
Have completed the pledge so far
Staff training sessions
Staff Engagement

Staff training sessions

Through a series of training sessions, we will provide guidance to all staff about our environmental policy and ways in which they can help our business to reduce its environmental impact.

15
Pledged so far
7%
Have completed the pledge so far
Develop a sustainable procurement policy
Supply Chain

Develop a sustainable procurement policy

We will support Scotland’s sustainable growth by procuring resource efficient products and services.

9
Pledged so far
45%
Have completed the pledge so far
Implement a re-use policy
Supply Chain

Implement a re-use policy

We will implement sustainable procurement policies including a re-use policy.

11
Pledged so far
19%
Have completed the pledge so far
Implement an asset register
Supply Chain

Implement an asset register

We will implement an asset register to track property and to support a re-use policy.

11
Pledged so far
28%
Have completed the pledge so far
Initiate a supply chain management plan
Supply Chain

Initiate a supply chain management plan

We will undertake a supply chain management plan to engage and support our supply chain to implement sustainable practices.

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Pledged so far
50%
Have completed the pledge so far
Make available electric vehicle charging points
Supply Chain

Make available electric vehicle charging points

We will install electric vehicle charging points

9
Pledged so far
34%
Have completed the pledge so far
Train procurement staff
Supply Chain

Train procurement staff

We will ensure that all staff responsible for procurement are given regular refresher training on our resource efficient procurement policies and procedures.

2
Pledged so far
50%
Have completed the pledge so far

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