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.
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