May 18, 2022

How can I avoid waste in my workplace?

waste in my workplace

How can I avoid waste in my workplace?

Martin Fry gave Marlow Energy Group a very interesting  talk at 7pm on Wednesday the 18th of May.  Martin says, Understanding and managing energy use has two benefits, saving money and in more recent times, helping the environment by reducing emissions. This has been a discipline for many decades but there have been a number of challenges. Energy is only a few percent of our operating costs so why bother about making savings? We don’t even know what our costs are, someone just pays the bills. We’ve got energy management set up, job done, but….

In much more recent times, priorities have changed. You’ve got it set up, but is it working? Stakeholders, customers, staff and shareholders will be looking to engage only with organisations with a demonstrated environmental commitment. ‘I wouldn’t want to do business with an organisation not committed to the environment’. So we now have a whole series of relevant international standards. ISO 50001, Energy Management Systems, EN 16247, Energy Audits, etc, etc. ISO 50001 gives the detailed structured approach to energy management. The system is put in place and then is externally verified and certified.