THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE 2023 BIG SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS NIGHT. IT IS OUR HOPE THAT THESE AWARDS WILL REMAIN A PART OF THE CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY LANDSCAPE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. YOU ARE HELPING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN…
We are proud of each and every one of this years entries…To us you are all winners just to have reached this stage.
Here is a snapshot insight into our Finalists and how to get in touch with them.
NexGen Carbon Zero
NexGen’s graphene wallpaper is a new unique heating nano technology, warming a room using radiant Far Infra-red rather than conventional gas boilers or electric heaters.
By design, this innovative low resistant heating film is agnostic to fabric, allowing it to be seamlessly integrated into any building type. At a thickness of 0.4mm, the three-layer system combines insulation, far infra-red heating element and Fireproof Class A & B layer.
The Far Infra-Red wallpaper inverts the concept of heating, heating humans first then fabric, the air temperature is then maintained when the system is switched on, emitting uniquely 50% Far Infra-Red and 50% convection. Unlike traditional heating systems, NexGen does not circulate air making it appealing for environments of heightened hygiene – hospitals /science labs etc.
Whilst the wallpaper can be applied to walls, we generally apply to large areas of ceilings c.60-80%, this coverage provides a consistent warm heat throughout the room with no temperature gradient or heat patches. Operating at low voltage, this solution is safe, light weight and produces high energy with a fast warm up time, this is what makes us different.
Users will have granular control in every room 24/7 and therefore control of their level of comfort but also cost of bills. The fast warm up combined with the ability to only heat rooms you want, gives users the confidence to stop wasting energy heating rooms not in use, saving both energy and cost.
NexGen can be installed as a standalone solution or by design, we encourage integrating the heating solution as a whole house energy system to work with Solar PV and Smart batteries.
This innovative British design product is manufactured in Hampshire, new investment in the factory means there is capacity to produce and distribute product in large quantities, allowing us to scale up to meet the growing demand.
MeadowSweet is the world’s first ever British flower subscription service. We use 100% British flowers and foliage all through the year. MeadowSweet provides customers with a sustainable alternative to imported (typically cold-chain, air freighted) flowers which currently account for 86% of all the cut flowers sold in the UK.
We are a small family-run business. We have our own flower plot where we grow seasonal flowers and foliage and we also buy from other local growers who are part of the Flowers from the Farm collective, as well as buying from larger-scale flower growers in Lincolnshire and Cornwall.
Innovation Agritech Group (IAG)
Innovation Agritech Group (IAG) is a British agricultural technology company that specialises in creating advanced aeroponic vertical farming systems. We pioneered the world’s first vertical aeroponic grow panels – technology that has been rigorously refined and optimised over the past six years to produce our flagship product, the GrowFrame360TM.
The GrowFrame360TM is an aeroponic indoor growing system that can be used to grow over 50 different crop varieties with no need for soil or sunlight and only minimal water. It is a prime example of IAG’s commitment to creating a more sustainable model of food production. Because it can produce large crop yields from a small footprint, it allows users to grow high-quality fresh produce in close proximity to end consumers in urban areas, reducing food miles and the carbon emissions associated with transportation.
The ability to completely and accurately control the growing environment means that even sensitive plants can be grown in countries with hostile climates or a lack of arable land, removing the need to import produce from abroad and supporting local economies.
There is also no need for soil, pesticides or herbicides, meaning that food can be produced without degrading land or polluting ecosystems.
IAG operates a 10,000-square-foot vertical growing facility in Berkshire, UK, which includes a dedicated plant science laboratory.
Sharing knowledge across sectors and borders is fundamental to our philosophy, and we are pleased to provide an R&D facility for researchers and universities that is helping to advance the world’s understanding of what can be achieved using vertical farming. We pride ourselves on being advocates for our industry and on leading the way for the agritech sector. IAG was one of the first vertical farming companies in the UK to be accredited by the Global G.A.P and Red Tractor schemes of food certification, verifying that our technologies and protocols adhere to the highest standards of safety and sustainability.
Adveco is a leading UK specialist designer and supplier of lower carbon, sustainable water heating (DHW) applications that will best help address the needs of commercial and public sector buildings to achieve a zero-carbon future. We partner with our commercial and government customers to create comfortable, functional, efficient, sustainable and safe buildings through invaluable support in the design, supply, commissioning and service of bespoke, business critical hot water systems. Our expertise covers a range of renewable technologies including air source heat pumps, solar thermal, electric boilers, indirect cylinders, packaged systems and plant rooms.
Adveco Live Metering was designed to support the delivery of a transformation programme intended to decarbonise water heating for London Fire Brigade (LFB). The project was conceived as LFB sought to address concerns relating to the potentially high capital costs associated with replacement of higher carbon emitting legacy gas-fired equipment in a variety of buildings, from recent builds to historic listed properties that make up the more than 100 fire stations located throughout Greater London.
It was clear that decision making must be based on factual data. The project therefore required the development of a completely new method for assessing data on hot water flow in existing systems gathered live on site, to enable theoretical demand modelling that replicated true usage.
This model would then be is used to define the most cost-effective replacement hot water system – defining power, cylinder sizes, and optimised renewables – with accurately modelled levels of carbon reduction and operational costs for assured future budgeting.
Lemon and Jinja
Lemon and Jinja provides an experience, with education and opportunities for sustainable shopping in the form of refillable goods and high quality products that remove single use packaging from the home. It provides goods that are reusable, high quality, environmentally friendly, to prevent unnecessary waste. It not only provides quality services and products in the shop and online, but also educates through hosting groups, leading talks and speaking at events. It also strives to work with small businesses, providing them with a platform to grow and develop their own businesses, through community events for local businesses hosted at the shop.
Lemon and Jinja challenges perceptions and stereotypes, aiming to make it more accessible for all, making it the ‘norm’. It highlights that you don’t need to be perfect to be on your sustainability journey: being perfectly imperfect is the first step to embracing the sustainable lifestyle.
Lemon and Jinja has always, and continues to make plastic free, and sustainable living, achievable for as many as possible. Lemon and Jinja challenges supply chains, packaging and more with organisations it works with to ensure the values and ethos align with one another. Challenging the supply chains of larger businesses and their greenwashing marketing helps show consumers that there is power in small voices, especially when people club together.
Lemon and Jinja doesn’t just offer dry goods and cleaning products. It aims to be a ‘one stop shop’ for all so has a wide range of other products – from bathroom to homeware, crafts to clothing: even the crafting cord is made from 100% recycled textiles. Not only does it provide sustainable and environmentally friendly products, it sources as many products on a circular system as possible. An example of this are all the household cleaning liquids sold at the shop. There are 100L containers that are refilled weekly by the supplier via 20L containers that are taken back to the warehouse, sterilised, refilled and reused. Not only are the products circular, they are full of eco friendly ingredients, too. In the first two years of opening, Lemon and Jinja refilled 6,265 450ml washing up liquid bottles and over 3,000 1L laundry liquid bottles – that was just in the first two years and these numbers have significantly increased.
In its first two years, Lemon and Jinja saved over 6.4 tonnes of disposable period products from landfill: this was through offering reusable alternatives in the shop and guiding customers through the change, as this can be difficult and scary. Making it normal to change is an important factor in everything Lemon and Jinja offers. Once customers have switched to reusables, we then collect their single use products that are no longer needed, and donate them to the relevant organisations at the time (this includes the local foodbank, women’s refuge shelters and homeless charities)
The plant-based cafe attached to the shop has now become known in the area for its high quality food and drink. Over the four years it has been open, disposable takeaway cups have never been available, urging consumers to bring their own, borrow one, or stay for five minutes. This has not deterred customers from enjoying their drinks to go and has simply highlighted that takeaway cups are superfluous.
Marwell Wildlife Project – Energy for Life: Tropical House
The project combines an immersive indoor guest experience with an Energy Centre that provides renewable heat generated from our own animal waste to the Tropical House and five other buildings (which were previously heated by oil) via an underground heat network.
Autostopcock is an innovative water leak detection and prevention system. This intelligent stopcock automatically cuts off the main water supply to safeguard against potential flooding. It’s seamless configurability allows you to tailor it to your unique lifestyle and property size.
Following the harsh winter of 2010, whereby many homes suffered flood damage due to burst pipes causing over £1billion of damage, the Directors of Inventive Patents limited developed the Automatic Stopcock, Autostopcock.
Since then the Autostopcock device has been upgraded a number of times to provide continuous protection to homes and is a simple product to install in new builds and retrofitted to existing properties.
Nearly all buildings in the UK are connected to the mains water supply via a single manually operated stopcock. This construction leaves the buildings vulnerable to internal flood damage in the event of a burst pipe, failed fitting or simply just leaving the tap running too long – causing over £1billion of damage each year and wasting millions of gallons of drinking water.
The Autostopcock monitors the water flow in a property and automatically terminates the mains water supply in the event of a burst pipe or failed fitting – protecting the property and saving water.
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
There are numerous measurable changes arising from the Trust actions and Initiatives. These are highlighted in the submission and a number of highlights include:
• Reduced CO2 from buying REGO certified electricity
• The reuse and recycling of assets including furniture through our WARP It portal, this saves money, carbon and materials
• Core CO2 emission reductions
• Ecoearn enables all staff across the 4 Dorset NHS organisations to make a difference and encourages them to take action as individuals to improve the environment and their health & wellbeing
• The Trust new build program will have net zero embedded to ensure the whole construction process meets the NHS Buildings requirements
• Increase in Electric Vehicle Chargepoints followed by increase in Electric Vehicles in use by the Trust
• Active Travel Plan giving options for staff who wish to walk or cycle
At Eco Drift, we take care of the soft facility services for schools, businesses and organisations. This is a big sector with lots of wasteful practices; we aim to change that and are starting by walking our own NetZero journey.
Our Carbon footprint for 1 Dec 21 -31 Nov 22 was calculated at 83.1 tonnes of CO2 e. This year we are aiming to reduce this even further.
To us, our journey has to be a holistic approach; what we do for ourselves, we have to instil in everyone we meet, from our employees and clients to the industry at large. You’ll see this come across in our marketing materials and even by talking to our people on the ground.
We recognise that this is a huge journey, but we are extremely passionate about it.
Over the last twelve months, we have concentrated on driving bigger carbon savings from our cleaning products, microfibre cloths, and mops. These are the mainstay of our daily operations.
In the last year, our data shows we have saved 1180.26 kg C02 (51.4%) against conventional alternatives, which use 2296.063 kg CO2.
Looking at mop heads alone, our project outcomes equate to a saving of 3627 additional purchases through better choices in procurement and savings through washing.
Earthian Zero Waste Shop
At Earthian we offer customers alternatives to everyday essential products. Our homeware and personal care products are plastic free, often completely packaging free, and are made from sustainable materials. Our range includes everything from cleaning sponges, washing up brushes and baking sheets, to dental care, soaps and sanitary products. We also offer an extensive range of refillable products, with over 140 lines that we sell by weight.
Customers are encouraged to bring their own containers that can be reused again and again, which negates the need for any single-use packaging. The majority of our refillable food lines are organic, and include things like pasta, breakfast cereal, rice, herbs and spices. We also offer 30 different liquid refills for home cleaning and skincare.
Our role is to offer a way to shop that fits a sustainable lifestyle and allows customers to reduce their household waste without sacrificing quality and affordability. We are comparable on price with the equivalent items found in the supermarket while offering high quality, staff-tested products. We don’t stock anything that is made with palm oil and we are 100% vegan.
The sustainable benefits of the business for our customers are (hopefully) easy to see, but we also work incredibly hard in the background to make sure that our business is as sustainable and earth friendly as it possibly can be. This work often goes uncelebrated as it is progressed through small incremental steps, but the effects are now starting to really show. From the small choices we make (such as using a 100% renewable energy supplier) to the bigger goals we have (like net zero) we are always putting the planet above everything else.
Earthian Zero Waste Shop is a very small business, and there are not many people working here behind the scenes, but I believe that our collective passion and determination has pushed us into the same league as the bigger businesses trying to do good things for the planet. We have ambitious goals that go beyond our product range and will put us at the forefront of the circular economy.
I wanted to share and celebrate the details of our journey so far. We achieved carbon neutrality in January 2023, having worked on reducing our impact as much as possible. Since then we have made the pledge to be net zero through the SME Climate Hub and have already made the first steps to achieving that goal. We are working with another local independent business to assess our data under Scope 3.
We are also working on waste reduction. We already know that we don’t send any waste to landfill but we are waiting to get audited and accredited by a third party so that we can proudly call ourselves a zero waste to landfill business. It has taken a huge effort to get to this stage of waste reduction, from creatively finding new uses for things, giving away packaging, seeking out new recycling partners and changing our suppliers.
All three of these accreditations – Carbon Neutral, Net Zero and Zero Waste To Landfill – are part
of our overarching plan. We want to create a business that not only helps and encourages people to live a low impact lifestyle, but embodies the highest levels of sustainability it can. We hope to stand out as a positive example within the retail sector that encourages others to make similar sustainable changes.
We are also about to submit the application for B-Corp accreditation. This certification for businesses is rigorous and thorough in its examination and so it has taken us the best part of a year just to complete the application. We hope that once this is submitted, at the end of summer 2023, we will be able to prove ourselves not just sustainable and earth-friendly, but also ethical and socially responsible.
The RNLI are the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and our seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. We provide lifeboats, a seasonal lifeguard service, coastal safety, and research and education programmes.
Our Zero Waste Programme has seven stages
Navigating our progress to Zero Waste to Landfill by 2030 (the overarching programme)
Getting Shipshape – building our compliance – Completed 2022.
Onboarding our crew – engagement and conversations – Underway 2023.
Stemming the tide – target setting for the road map
How to get all hands to the deck – making it last. Navigating our progress to zero waste to landfill by 2030 (Setting up the Programme) In 2020, the Sustainability Special Interest group & RNLI Leadership made a commitment (ambition) to get to Zero Waste by 2030. Building a baseline is the first step, to then turn our ambition into targets. Our first package of work was determined: Waste Management Policy project. This package understood our compliance position and communication of key legal compliance risks and steps for mitigation and assurance.
It ensured Waste Management was embedded into Assurance processes. This stage of our programme will track our overall progress and final destination to embed. Getting Shipshape (How to build compliance…) This stage of our project looked at our Waste Management Policy, refreshed and updated and built a comprehensive deployment plan. Embedded responsibilities for waste and recycling contract management reviewed and Clinical Waste and Hazardous waste contracts set up, for regions, shops, museums, and lifeguards. Procedures and guidance developed and rolled out for operational and volunteering and events waste guidance created and added to Volunteer
Waste contract and waste volume data collection begun in each region.
10 & 20 Ways to green updated to reflect changes.
Onboarding our crew (Engagement and conversations…)
Alongside this we collected influential people who we wanted to utilize to be our advocates, share best practice and continue the journey. So onboarding our crew is the next step.
Local Waste Management Group set up and managed by our Apprentice!
Lifeboat Stations, Regional Bases, Support Centres, Beach Lifeguard Units were all encouraged to come up with and implement ideas for eliminating and reducing wastes via application of the Waste Hierarchy principles, collated as part of our ongoing story.
Sustainability Champions Group launched by Sustainability apprentice. Making waves (What we’ve done so far…) But we aren’t waiting for everything to happen, we don’t need to measure the impact, lets do it anyway! So this phase is about delivery, And we are making waves… Waste contract consolidation saving money and time 2,000 navigational charts donated to Workhouse Chapel for use in creative arts activities, which would have been disposed of.
-All-weather Lifeboat Centre, donating clean wastes to Dorset Scrap Store.
-London office clearance re deployed old stock/items to other RNLI Departments, everything from Umbrellas to corporate clothing and desks!
-Retail switching from plastic to paper and card packaging
-40,000 plastic Annual supporter stickers now just sent just once as they join.
-1.4 million Supporter Magazines wrap was plastic now paper.
-Investment in upgrading Hazardous Waste management facilities at our factory
sites improving segregation, control and compliance.
-Pilot project 5,000 decommissioned Lifejackets made into product and sold.
-Turned waste cost into over profit to re-invest in saving lives. And Phase 2 in planning.
-29Km of decommissioned rope sent for recycling instead of incineration.
-Worked with local Universities and the Royal College of Arts to challenge students to come up with new ideas for our waste. Helping them to learn and solve real world issues and see opportunities.
-Digitalisation of processes reducing paper waste saved 200 reams of paper per annum, equivalent to 2 trees and around 350kg of co2e per annum, in just one team.
-Tower LBS Estates embedded requirement for Site Waste Management Plans and as close to Zero Waste to Landfill as possible. Requirement for contractors to report, the old pontoon is being re-used further down the river.
Although all of the above are huge first steps on the programme, our next milestone is to get to a baseline data set, for waste, reuse, recycling and disposal cost and volume data, and build out targets into our performance cycle. In turn, we can understand the impacts to Scope 3 and report in our annual report and accounts. Whilst continuing to support day to day initiatives Potentially understand what Social Value can we create from our wastes?
Little Orangutan was set up to help new and expecting families navigate sustainable family living (when convenience and cost become high priorities), and equipping them with tools and techniques to raise the next generation of eco-warriors. Food waste, disposable nappies, as well as growing out of their wardrobes every three months – for eco-conscious families having a baby can throw a spanner in the works if you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint. Becoming a Mum, I found it hard to find sustainability tips for parents without having to do a bit of research. Little Orangutan was my way of helping other parents, find everything they need in one place – sharing bitesize sustainable parenting tips and tricks for busy parents on the go, as well as introducing slow fashion, handmade organic and recycled cotton clothes and accessories to help fund the work that Little Orangutan does.
I started Little Orangutan in March 2022 and it’s been a great first year doing this alongside a full-time job and with a baby/toddler myself! Hearing comments from parents such as “this is such a good idea, I wish you existed when I had my first child” has made it all worthwhile.
Alongside my sustainable family living blog, events and online shop, I am currently finalising a certified Carbon Literacy course to roll out, aimed at new and expecting parents. The course looks at the climate crisis and our carbon emissions, helping individuals to understand the science behind it (for non-science people). It then shows them how they can make effective change through the lens of parenting and family living. To become certified Carbon Literate, individuals participating have to submit 2 pledges that they will undertake to reduce their carbon footprint.
From existing Carbon Literacy Project courses, certified individuals reduce their carbon footprint by 5-15%. Most courses are targeted at businesses and certain industries, but I felt there was a real gap for one targeted at parents. Parents are wanting a healthier and safer planet for their children, not only that, but they are the ones raising the next generation that we need to be climate and carbon conscious. So not only will this course help parents directly reduce their carbon footprint, but indirectly it helps them to instil this knowledge, mindset and values into the next generation.
The Eco-Friendly Web Alliance
The Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA) plays a critical role in combating climate change by focusing on the impact of the internet, a less-considered source of carbon emissions. With the startling fact that the internet contributes more carbon emissions than the aviation industry, the EFWA’s mission is to mitigate this environmental impact through the converting websites to be climate-positive, having a clear net positive impact on the planet. Our target is to establish one million such websites by 2030.
We’re actively working to reduce website carbon emissions and promoting the use of green energy. We aspire to prevent half a million tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere by 2030, and we’re encouraging website owners to take responsibility for their carbon footprint, through insetting or using high-integrity nature-based solutions or community projects.
Being a social enterprise, we don’t stop at envAt the Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA), our solution to the pressing issue of climate change revolves around transforming the internet into a cleaner and greener space. We aim to convert 1 million websites to be climate-positive by 2030, each contributing to a significant reduction in carbon emissions and paving the way towards a sustainable digital ecosystem.
We understand the gravity of the problem – the internet contributes to 3.7% of global emissions, more than the aviation industry. Our groundbreaking eco standard for websites aids in reducing these unnecessary emissions, contributing to our first goal of preventing half a million tonnes of carbon from entering the atmosphere.
We assist websites in achieving climate-positivity by encouraging low-carbon thinking and the use of green energy. We also prompt site owners to take responsibility for their carbon footprint, not just neutralise your carbon emissions but go beyond, through insetting or high integrity nature-based solutions or community projects.
Our mission holds significant importance because the digital revolution should not come at the expense of our planet. Every website has the power to make a difference, and every action, no matter how small, counts. By making websites climate-positive, you’re not just reducing its carbon footprint but also inspiring other organisations and individuals to follow suit.
As part of our commitment, we provide free website audits ‘What’s my website’s impact on the planet?’. Following that an optional comprehensive accreditation process, including logos for website owners, unlimited follow-up audits, support in taking accountability for the carbon footprint, and even a communications resource pack to help spread the word about their environmental efforts.
With our science-based approach, a focus on social good, and commitment to integrity, we aim to be a driving force in creating a greener, more sustainable internet for all. This journey is not just about reducing carbon emissions but also about setting a standard for responsible digital practices, digital sustainability with the broader vision of preserving our planet for future generations.ironmental efforts. We reinvest 10% of our profits back into the community, supporting education for disadvantaged children and creating open-source tools. We also provide free w efficiency audits and workshops to educate about our mission.
We’re more than an alliance, we’re a movement, striving for a greener internet and a healthier planet. We’re the EFWA, and we’re committed to inspiring change and making a difference.
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (THH) provides health services in North West London from two hospitals, Hillingdon and Mount Vernon. The Trust employs over 3,500 staff, which makes it the largest employer in the area. The Trust delivers healthcare services to the residents of the London Borough of Hillingdon (LBoH), and the areas of Ealing, Harrow, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire, providing clinical services to over half a million patients a year.The THH is the only acute hospital in the LBoH with over 500 beds, offering services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and maternity services. It is the nearest hospital to Heathrow Airport. The services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery. The Trust has a 25-strong Council of Governors and over 6,300 public members. We are clear that our Vision can only be achieved by our staff, who is our most valuable asset. We believe that Putting People First1 is the right thing to do; we will achieve this through our CARES values: Communication, Attitude, Responsibility, Equity, and Safety.
Our Beginning – Sustainability at THH
Sustainability at THH is a new commitment made in April 2020. The Trust understands that we need to catch up with other organisations, which have been on this journey longer than us. With the leadership support from the Director of Estates and Facilities, and with a very small resource of one person working in Sustainability, we have already made significant progress in achieving the NHS Green Plan foundations, with recognisable innovations that have demonstrated significant and positive impact.
The Trust has the one of the largest backlog of repairs for any hospital in the country with its buildings and infrastructure continuing to be operationally well beyond their expected life. Under such circumstances, sustainable operations and achieving carbon savings are challenging but the team turned adversity into opportunities with visible, financially-viable, and measurable results.
To achieve this, the Trust produced its first Green Plan in 2022, which evidences our commitment to the Net-Zero national ambition and For a Greener NHS Campaign.
To continually sustain culture change and retain the savings to meet our Sustainability and net-zero national ambitions.
Our Objectives Sustain the culture change and retain the savings that have been already made. Secure senior leadership both in clinical and non-clinical areas in delivering the initiatives. Integrate Sustainability by embedding resulting actions into every business activity. Focus on delivering Sustainability ambitions in identified target areas. Lead by example.
Meet the National Ambition of Net Zero by 2050 to achieve this, we will do the following:
· At least one major service to be net-zero by 2024.
· Estates target is to be net-zero by 2030 inline with our new hospital plans.
Our Seven Zeros
With our fast-forward Sustainability vision and with the support and passion of our leadership, we have already identified and worked on the seven zeros as listed below as a lead-up to the Net Zero ambitions.
Waste Management Facilities Ltd
WMF has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the waste industry, and are here to help cour Clients controls costs, understand and embrace new technologies and remain compliant.
WMF want to share our collaboration and partnership with Juno, a Georgia Pacific Company. Juno is a ground-breaking solution to waste diversion and resource recovery – Juno® Technology. Juno is a breakthrough waste recovery technology that can process waste and recover and sanitize valuable raw materials. Juno is proven to recover up to 90% of materials it processes, diverting them from landfills and incinerators. These materials – things like paper fibre, food, plastics, and metals – are then circulated back into the economy for reuse as raw materials.
At Carbon Kapture, we work with customers around the world to grow seaweed and absorb vast amounts of CO₂. We then dry the seaweed and trap the carbon through a process called pyrolysis. Once done, we store it in the ground by donating it to farmers who use it to improve the quality of their soil. It’s not a simple process but one with the benefit of instant impact, roughly 30x the speed of trees. Companies (and individuals) can sponsor ropes of seaweed annually – we have a range of packages available according to the level of positive impact desired. By working with us, we can grow seaweed, improve aquaculture, trap CO₂, provide nutrient-rich biochar to local farmers, create jobs, and tackle climate change in real time.
By the end of 2024, we aim to have put one million metres of rope into the sea as our first step towards building the world’s largest network of seaweed farms. Our first farm is located in Mulroy Bay, along the Wild Atlantic Way in North Donegal, Ireland.
We are also in the process of discussing farm partnerships in Singapore, Newfoundland, and Seychelles. Our operations team will continue to search for and build partnerships with seaweed and shellfish farmers across the globe.
Most commercial and office buildings have devices left on standby or entirely on whilst not in use. This creates Small Power waste, which isn’t all that small. measurable.energy combines their unique smart sockets with machine learning to automatically measure and eliminate this waste, reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions by at least 20%.
Our measurable.energy solution – our plug sockets and dashboard automatically identify and eliminate the small power waste of your devices, reducing your carbon emissions and electricity bills.
Harvest Fine Foods
Harvest’s commitment to the Environment includes sourcing products from local suppliers when and where we can. We currently have around 40 local suppliers from Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and West Sussex. Whenever possible we will collect from our local suppliers using our own vehicles as they return from their customer deliveries. In this way we lessen the impact of traffic in the local area, less food miles, more money retained in the local economy, supporting local jobs and of course encouraging people to eat seasonal food! All Harvest car fleet are all now hybrid as of December 2022.
ohme-ev is on a mission to speed up the global transition to clean energy by providing affordable and easy-to-use smart charging technology for drivers around the world.
Until recently, EV chargers for your home were little more than a socket on a wall. Thanks to Ohme ‘s chargers and its software however, EV drivers can now choose to only charge their cars when their electricity tariff drops below a certain level.
Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI)
BSI grow and extract from Plants in-the-lab to produce…
1) a new botanical-based biofungicide product for sustainable agriculture (Quillibrium) that protects fruits and vegetables from a variety of pathogens,
2) successfully commercialising the new product internationally through our distributor Syngenta,
3) creating the technology platform for future plant-based products , and
4) producing a virtually unlimited supply of advanced botanical material required for pharma grade
GMP QS-21, the Gold Standard adjuvant for activating the human immune system in important vaccines (ie RSV, Shingle, Malaria, et al), thereby eliminating the supply problem and reducing the cost of QS-21 from its current $400,000 per gram. BSI is producing an effective new botanical-based biofungicide which is replacing the use of synthetic chemical fungicides for agriculture, without any deforestation.
Kelda’s Air-Powered showers can play a big part in reducing water and energy consumption and therefore lessen our impact on the planet and help to lower running costs. Conventional ‘aerating’ showers use the Venturi principle to restrict flow and draw atmospheric air into the water through a small hole in the shower head. This aerates the water to change the ‘feel’ of the shower but has no measurable boost in performance. It is completely reliant on the water pressure and in low pressure sites there is almost no aeration – therefore little or no benefit.
The ARG solution: ARG enables significant quantities of household appliances to be reused rather than recycled and is operationally driven by its own 28 strong HGV fleet. All items are taken to the nearest sortation centre where all stock is assessed for reuse, thus avoiding recycling or landfill.
Using set criteria, operatives unload the items and segregate the appliances which may be suitable for re-use. Items must be cosmetically acceptable as well as being complete, and they cannot have any ozone-depleting substances including R12 gases (CFCs).
Global Trust have developed a comprehensive platform that integrates satellite objective and trustworthy information to companies and organisations that need accurate ESG and sustainability information about the impact of their entire value chain, all the way from supply chain, operation and production to end use of their product/services. Our services are focused on solving ESG challenges.
We provide data with advanced analytics to monitor and manage critical resources, such as water, land use, and vegetation health. Our platform offers real-time monitoring, historical information, and a cost-effective method to assist businesses and governments in optimising their resource utilisation while minimising their environmental impact.
Marta Mas I Serra
We believe everyone has a crucial role in sustainability, both businesses and individuals. By integrating environmentally responsible practices into its operations, products, and decision-making we can help to minimise our footprint, conserving resources, reducing waste, and promoting ethical practices. By doing so, NOSY not only contributes to a healthier planet but also influences industry norms, fosters stakeholder trust, and drives positive social and economic change toward a more sustainable future.
Efeca provides specialised advice on responsible sourcing, sustainable trade and use of agricultural and forest commodities. A Tropical Forest Alliance partner, World Economic Forum preferred supplier, a UN Global Compact signatory and Accountability Framework initiative coalition member, our team of technical experts has worked with a wide range of clients across public, private, finance and civil society sectors. Efeca has accumulated broad experience working in over 30 countries, across agricultural and forest risk commodities including palm oil, soya, timber, pulp and paper, beef and leather (cattle), sugar, coffee, cocoa and rubber. EFECA’S sustainability journey – Becoming B Corp certified – Back in the summer of 2020, when Covid 19 was still very scary, and whilst wondering how differently the world might look at the end of the pandemic, we decided that we would commit to making our environmental and social footprint as light as possible. We had already signed up to Race to Zero, measuring our carbon footprint through our commuting, business travel and energy consumption both in the office and as homeworkers, but we knew that B Corp certification was a different kettle of fish altogether – much harder and much more in-depth. Little did we know that it would take us 3 years to become B Corp certified.
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