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Help for businesses to go green

SOLIHULL Council is encouraging businesses in the borough to get greener.

SOLIHULL Council is encouraging businesses in the borough to get greener.

On the February 12, between 5.30pm-6.30pm, businesses are being invited to the Ramada Hotel in Solihull to find out about a new council service that has been designed to help businesses become more environmentally friendly.

The free service works to help businesses reduce the negative effect they have on the environment.

It will also help them comply with government legislation by developing environmental management systems that help organisations monitor the effect they have on the environment.

The service will give businesses the opportunity to learn new management techniques, develop an understanding of environmental legislation and network with other businesses. It will also give advice to businesses on how to become “lean” and competitive through environmental management.

As part of the scheme, the council is running a series workshops covering areas such as saving money, satisfying customers and saving the environment, as well covering principles of ISO:14001, an international standard for environmental management.

Councillor Ian Hillas, cabinet member for economic development and regeneration said: “Environmental management systems help all types of businesses meet their own environmental targets as well as contribute to national targets on climate change and other environmental issues. This new service offers local businesses the opportunity to learn how to develop an effective environmental policy and increase their chances to compete for future work”.

For more information about the new service contact the Business Investment Team on 0121 704 6894 or e-mail: business@solihull.gov.uk

 

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