LANGSTONE TECHNOLOGY PARK SPRINGS INTO ACTION TO SUPPORT GREEN OFFICE WEEK Created on 06/05/2011 09:00:00
Find out what Langstone Technology Park is doing for Green Office Week...
Now in its third year, the award winning ‘Green Office Week’ initiative is about raising the awareness of environmental issues and encourages office workers to take action in the work place to make a positive impact. Each day of the week-long program, focuses on a different area within the workplace: energy, transport, waste, purchasing and opportunity.
Businesses located at the Havant based Langstone Technology Park (LTP) will be encouraged to think of measures they could implement that would make a difference, such as reducing energy by switching off rather than onto stand-by; or switching to eco-friendly office supplies.
Fasset, the facilities management company who operate the park, in conjunction with Aramark Limited who manage the on-site restaurant are reinforcing the message about reducing waste through improved signage, lower food miles through sourcing more locally and even taking the general waste bins away for a day to remind people to recycle. The Starbucks coffee concession will also double their loyalty-point scheme for the week, to encourage customers to reuse cup sleeves or bring their own lidded-cup.
Angela Wyer, General Manager, Aramark comments: “The restaurant here at LTP is already streets ahead of many others with biodegradable and eco-friendly packaging and extensive recycling facilities, but not everyone is fully on board. This week is a great way of reinforcing messages and changing perceptions and habits in a positive and fun way.”
Led by Emma Bray, their Business Excellence Coordinator, Fasset is certified to ISO 14001:2004, a globally recognised environmental management system. This international standard specifies a process for controlling and improving an organisation's environmental performance and already LTP has a car sharing initiative and cycle to work scheme.
As part of this initiative, Emma is also monitoring energy consumption and ways to improve this locally in the office and across the park as a whole. She says: “I was amazed to read that one in three workers are lazy when it comes to looking after their environment at work. British businesses waste over £120m each year just be leaving their lights on and only 11% choose eco-office supplies. I will be encouraging businesses and workers at the park to use this week as a springboard for action, because if the 3,500 employees at LTP each took a little more responsibility, we could make a real difference.”
To find out more about what is happening at LTP, visit www.langtp.com.