Following on from a successful four month trial period which saw over 350 organisations participate and benefit from the campaign, Planet Positive is launching their free sustainability programme, 7 Days to Sustainability.
In a difficult time for UK businesses, the free campaign offers best practice advice in an easy to action format that is low on resource for participants. Through this they can reduce costs, engage employees and use sustainability to stand out in a competitive marketplace.
Some of Britain’s largest companies including M&S, Tesco, Land Securities, Deloitte, salesforce.com, VolkerWessels UK, Waste Matters, ProcServe and Prologis are proudly working together as Corporate Partners to support this free campaign.
Once registered at www.7days2sustainability.com/register, each business receives a campaign poster and seven daily emails containing practical sustainability advice. The emails cover key topics such as energy efficiency, waste and recycling, travel, food, water, health and well-being. There is also advice on how businesses can communicate the success of their programme to help with brand enhancement.
Businesses are able to carry out the programme at their own pace, set up a Green Team to engage employees and deliver immediate cost savings, local media attention and improved links with suppliers and customers. For example, Thoughtcrew, a leadership and commercial development consultancy based in Bath, reduced their travel expenditure by 80% after switching to webinars instead of non-essential travel. Meetings with Pepsi, HP and Unilever, which used to require up to 4 hours worth of travelling, now take 45 minutes by meeting online.
The campaign has received some fantastic support from individuals such as sustainability guru Jonathon Porritt, and Greg Barker, Minister of State for Climate Change. Deborah Meaden, from BBC’s Dragons Den, has also backed the campaign, stating "I would recommend that every business joins the campaign."
As Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet Positive explains, "With rising energy prices and growing pressures from customers, there are an increasing number of reasons why businesses are adopting sustainability. By making sustainability easy to adopt, through the 7 Days to Sustainability programme, the final barrier to widespread adoption is no longer an issue."