Green Initiative - Please help me in preparing Go Green Steps....

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berlinmony

#1
Dear All,
I was given a role to Initiate Go Green in my Company.
I was really wondering how to start with.Even though I have some ideas about Environmental Standards.
Please help me in preparing Go Green Steps..
Thanks in Advance,
Berlin
 
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#2
Hi,

Please visit www.wbcsd.org. This is the site of World Business Council for Sustainable Development and gives many examples of how companies have addressed the issue of Sustainable Development (Going Green). Please see the Case Studies and some of them may be applicable to your organization.

You may also like to initiate a programme to introduce ISO-14001 (or EMAS) in your organization; that will be a good starting point as you will be able to learn the green issues of your company and initiate programmes to address them.

All the best

Ramakrishnan
 
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samsung

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Dear All,
I was given a role to Initiate Go Green in my Company.
I was really wondering how to start with.Even though I have some ideas about Environmental Standards.
Please help me in preparing Go Green Steps..
Thanks in Advance,
Berlin
'Going Green' is nothing new. It's the same old thing wrapped up in a colourful packaging, i.e. managing your significant environmental aspects through a structured environmental management system.

Have you implemented ISO 14001 in your company? If no, the first step would be to establish a well defined EMS only if you have some environmental aspects which you consider 'significant'. Understand and adopt the PDCA methodology and do manage the identified significant aspects in accordance with what you have defined in your EMS and by the time you have done it, you should have started feeling like 'going green'.
 
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Jesse Campbell

#4
If you are not interested in 14001 initiative you could try

gogreenplus.o r g

Just a suggestion.
 

gpainter

Quite Involved in Discussions
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First make sure top management is ready to support
Do not go "GREEN" but go sustainable. There are many shades of "GREEN" but sustainability is encompassing.
 

john.b

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#7
This reminded me of an interesting free reference about assessing carbon footprint:

http://www.bsigroup.com/Standards-a...p-you/Professional-Standards-Service/PAS-2050

Of course you really need to start prior to assessing carbon footprint by evaluating what the intentions are, and what you should mean by "green." If it's nothing but a company PR campaign with no functional requirements or end point that's not such a bad thing; your options are wide open. You might even use good judgment and do appropriate research and eventually take functional, relevant steps that make sense. As already replied if you're out to prove you're green then ISO 14001 is worth considering, or maybe just for using as reference.

I reviewed a book about Green Service Management that went all over the place in terms of what "green" meant, which was fascinating. Not using as much paper is one simple step that's been discussed here, and something simple like changing printer font can reduce toner use.

Of course it also depends on your business, even though that's only a part of where to make a difference. Random Google searching might help, or asking this same question on forums that relate more closely to that topic, or joining LinkedIn groups that relate, etc.
 
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