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Chamber and Orchard Launch “Grow a Greener Business” Scheme

Published 4th May 2012 by Samuel Lewis

Chamber and Orchard Launch “Grow a Greener Business” Scheme

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry has teamed up with one of its members to launch an energy and environmental efficiency scheme aimed at encouraging businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.
The partnership with Elland-based Orchard Energy and its waste management division Orchard Environmental will see a tree planted for every business that signs up to the scheme.


“When we decided to launch the scheme we were looking for a local organisation that could provide a range of services to help businesses reduce overheads and improve sustainability,” said Kathryn Shuttleworth of Mid Yorkshire Chamber.


“We have worked closely with Orchard on a proposal that we believe will help our members save money and improve their green credentials.”


Gareth Henderson, Orchard Group MD, said every Chamber member would be offered a free energy and waste audit to help identify inefficiencies and highlight areas where savings can be made.
“Finding ways to reduce overheads, cut down on energy consumption and manage waste more effectively isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for business too,” he said.


“Energy and waste represent significant costs for businesses and any measures that can help reduce spending, particularly in the current economic climate, will make budgeting easier and allow for investment in other areas.”


Mr Henderson said Orchard would plant trees quarterly, a tree for all members entering into the new scheme, giving members an option to choose the species and location, and would report regularly to the Chamber on the number of trees planted and the volume of carbon offset by the scheme.


Mid Yorkshire Chamber would urge all its members to take advantage of this fantastic new service.
Call today on 0844 581 0844 to find out more or visit www.orchardenergy.co.uk


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