The Green Business Forum is a partnership between local businesses and Basildon District Council.
The aims of the Forum are:
To promote environmental awareness and best practice. To provide help and advice on environmental issues to businesses within the Basildon District.
The objectives of the Forum are to address issues of:
• Waste Management; to provide advice and support on minimising waste through reducing, reusing and recycling.
• Energy Reduction. to enable businesses to examine their own energy consumption and assess ways of reducing this.
• Natural resources; to enable businesses to examine their use of natural resources and assess ways of reducing this use.
• Legislation; to provide a single source of information and advice on environmental regulations.
Formed in 1997 and funded by Basildon District Council, membership of the Green Business Forum is free and is open to any organisation in the Basildon District. We are available to a potential 5,000 businesses in this area.
Our consultants, Keith Smith and Colin Stroud, provide free help and advice to members. Workshops are hosted by local companies with speakers drawn from professional groups such as the Environment Agency, BREW, DEFRA etc. Workshops have included Carbon Footprinting, Greening the Supply Chain, Green Transport Plans, Environmental Management Systems, Alternative Energy, Waste Management and Environmental legislation.
Many local organisations have benefited and saved money through initiatives started by the Basildon Green Business Forum. Waste exchange between companies is encouraged and items such as computers, carpets, paper and pallets are saved from going to landfill by being reused. We work closely with local waste management companies and we were founders of BasRap, a scheme set up to recycle plastic film and cardboard.
Our Environmental Consultants visit businesses to carry out waste and energy audits, provide advice on legislation, help with environmental management systems and to encourage organisations to implement an Environmental Management System.
For further details or help please contact
Keith Smith or Colin Stroud