Green scheme to boost businesses

A NEW not-for-profit scheme is being launched today to help Scarborough businesses save money while helping the environment.

‘Investors in the Environment’ rewards eco-friendly businesses with recognised business accreditation.

The scheme has three accreditation levels, meaning that businesses of all sizes can benefit from it.

And, with the introduction of the green deal in Autumn 2012, members will be kept up to date with the new funding structures and the government legislation this involves.

Businesses that sign up will also benefit from a free events programme and plenty of networking opportunities in the area.

The scheme is managed by Yorkshire Energy Partnership, and their Chief Executive, Hugh Cripps, is keen for businesses to realise the benefits of the scheme:

He said: “The government has set high-priority targets for improving energy efficiency and businesses are discovering that there are also financial benefits to cutting carbon.

“Whether businesses are just starting out on their green journey or if they already have an environmental management system in place, Investors in the Environment has a level to suit all needs.

To pledge your support and receive free newsletters and information about Investors in the Environment – or to join - call 01904 55 44 06.

Alternatively, email iie@energypartnership.org.uk