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Dunfermline business saves £2,400 by demonstrating green commitment

Managed IT Experts, an IT solutions consultancy based in Dunfermline has become the first business in Scotland to achieve a Bronze Resource Efficiency Pledge certificate and is urging others to follow suit.

6 Nov 14

The Resource Efficiency Pledge has been devised by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, to help businesses reduce their environmental impact and save money by minimising their use of energy, water and raw materials.

Organisations signing up to the Pledge must commit to taking a number of actions to become more resource efficient, progressing as these targets are met to achieve bronze, silver, gold and platinum certification.

Managed IT Experts pledged to develop an environmental policy, implement measures to reduce energy consumption by at least five percent, drive change by sharing experience across the business community and reduce business travel.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“I’m delighted to see Managed IT Experts become the first organisation to successfully achieve bronze certification, and I look forward to seeing many more follow suit.

“Our research shows that organisations in Scotland could save as much as £2.9 billion every year by making more efficient use of their resources, and signing up to the Pledge is a great way to ensure they get their share of the savings.

“The progressive nature of the Pledge means that there’s always motivation to take further action and set new goals, and I would urge all organisations to sign up – whether to showcase what they’re already doing, or to take the first steps towards resource efficiency.”


David Shuster, Managed IT Experts said:

“Given that IT can enable a reduction in the overall carbon footprint of any business, we signed up to the Resource Efficiency Pledge to show our commitment to resource efficiency and are delighted to be the first company in Scotland to achieve a Bronze certificate.

“Our selected Pledge Actions centred on business processes and we introduced an environmental policy. The result is that we have reduced transport emissions by 80 percent and improved energy efficiency within our office by capitalising on the new and innovative IT solution for small businesses – Green IT-in-a-Box, resulting in a cost saving of more than £2,400 in five years.

“The advice and support service from Resource Efficient Scotland has helped us to fulfil our Pledge and we look forward to using the Resource Efficiency Pledge logo to demonstrate our success to clients.” 

More information on the Resource Efficiency Pledge and the support available from Resource Efficient Scotland can be found online at www.resourceefficientscotland.com

Notes For Editors

Notes to editors:

  • Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) was launched in 2013 to help businesses, the public sector and the third sector save money by using resources more efficiently. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Contact Resource Efficient Scotland on 0808 808 2268, open 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is helping Scotland to become more efficient in its use of resources. As a facilitator and enabler of change, we help to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and promote responsible water use – all as part of a journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable economy.
  • Zero Waste Scotland has six key delivery priorities for 2014-15. These are: Supporting a circular economy; Harnessing the value of recycling; Transforming attitudes to food waste; Reducing the impacts of litter; Implementing resource efficiency savings; Accelerating the development of low carbon heat.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found atwww.zerowastescotland.org.uk . You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus |LinkedIn

For media enquiries contact:

Chloe Bellany, PR Officer
t: 01786 239764
m: 07540517127
e: chloe.bellany@zerowastescotland.org.uk

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