Healthworks has achieved Bronze Accreditation with the national environmental accreditation scheme, iiE (Investors in the Environment).
Rob Joyce, Senior Manager of Operations, said “Achieving the iiE Bronze Award is a recognition of the work we have done so far and we are extremely proud of this achievement. Our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment is ongoing, and we will continue to identify ways that to progress on our sustainability journey and implement measures across our sites to help us make a real impact”.
We are committed to protecting the planet and reducing our levels of waste and emissions, and believe this is fundamental to the long-term success of our business and the well-being of our communities. Since launching our Investors in the Environment Award application, we have made significant progress integrating sustainability into our operations. We started off by measuring our carbon footprint, and identifying the activities that represented the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for Healthworks. This meant that we could and enabled us to implement an action plan to reduce GHG emissions and put in place energy-efficiency measures at our sites. As a result our tCO2e* from 1110 in 20-21 to 83 by the end of March 2023.
iiE is an accessible and proven route to help organisations get started on their sustainability journey and make a real impact. It has been running for over 12 years, and in that time has helped hundreds of organisations from all sectors and sizes to improve their environmental performance. The scheme is owned and managed by a sustainability charity.
To find out more about our iiE journey and the accreditation scheme, head to: www.iie.uk.com.
Some of our key tasks so far have been to develop an Environmental Policy, measure energy usage, set targets, create action plans, calculate our carbon footprint and develop a Travel Plan.
We wanted to share some of the things we have introduced to support sustainability across our sites:
- Introducing recycling bins at both sites
- Using digital communications as much as we can to reduce the amount of paper being used
- Reducing single use plastics wherever possible
- Reducing the use of paper towels
- Promoting love food hate waste messages
- Developing ‘save energy save money’ information
- Developing staff guidance to help save energy and reduce waste
- Installing light sensors where appropriate
- Installing thermostats in the gyms
- Using solar panels
- Using recycled paper
Our Environmental & Sustainability Policy can be read here:
*tCO2e means the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted during a given period, measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, determined substantially in accordance with the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocols (March 2004).