Tags: Green HR

Government could save £70billion by eliminating paper and going digital

The government could save as much as £70 billion by 2020 if it adopted plans to eliminate paper and digitise its activities, work smarter with fewer staff in Whitehall, shop around for the best procurement deals, and accelerate the use of data and analytics. A Policy Exchange report, Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger, shows how the government…

Interest rates on Green Deal could scare small businesses

According to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), small companies could be drawn away from the Green Deal, which officially opens on today (1 October). The report says any potential cost savings are likely to be consumed by rising energy bills, which are to be driven by a number of upcoming…

Top energy firms announce major UK investments at London 2012 summit

During the Olympic Games, Ministers are hosting the Global Investment Conference, launching the British Business Embassy and its series of Global Business Summits. On 6 and 7 August, the focus is on energy Ministers have announced substantial new funding awards for Green investment. Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Vince Cable will today welcome substantial…

Unions are encouraging staff to go green

The presence of green union reps is having a significant impact upon UK workplaces – encouraging a growing number of employers to adapt cost-saving energy efficiency measures and persuading colleagues to become more environmentally-aware at work, a TUC conference heard this week. Delegates gathering at the union’s Congress House were presented with the results of…

Capgemini wins three major awards for responsible business practice

Capgemini UK plc has achieved a triple success in the Business in the Community (BITC) annual ‘Awards for Excellence’ for responsible business practice. The company has won the BITC’s prestigious ‘National Big Tick’ in three categories: Climate Change, Sustainable Travel (ways2work) and Healthy Workplaces (WorkWell). The awards recognise inspirational programmes that are making a positive…

GreenRoad, the driver safety organisation, has announced that Securitas Mobile is deploying GreenRoad 360+ across its new fleet of Peugeot 207 cars. GreenRoad 360+ is a single online platform enabling companies like Securitas to better manage fleet assets, reduce accidents and gain greater fuel efficiency. Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has…

Staff can help employers make their workplace greener if they are given incentives to help them reach energy efficiency targets, an interior design company says. The workforce can be used to boost energy efficiency in the office if they are engaged in green projects, according to Morgan Lovell. A report by the Sustainable Development Committee…