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Investec achieves Silver Keep Guernsey Green Award

Investec achieves Silver Keep Guernsey Green Award

Friday 05 April 2019

Investec achieves Silver Keep Guernsey Green Award

Investec (Channel Islands) Limited has successfully met the criteria for a Silver Keep Guernsey Green Award, recognising its work to help Guernsey maintain a healthy, clean environment.

The firm has proven it operates to best practice in waste management and energy conservation, by improving its waste reduction and management practices and by undertaking an energy review, setting ambitious and ongoing targets to reduce the energy used across the business premises.

So far energy use has reduced by 9% despite a small increase in staff numbers. The organisation’s ‘Team Green’ encourage staff to reduce Investec’s environmental footprint through various campaigns, raising awareness of environmental issues amongst employees to encourage sustainable behaviours.   

Teresa O’Brien, head of Corporate Responsibility at Investec Bank plc., said:

“We’re proud to continuously improve our waste and energy reductions at Investec. We’ve set ambitious targets, and, so far, energy use in Guernsey has reduced by 9% despite a small increase in headcount. Our group of environmental champions, ‘Team Green’, is an important part of this. They help colleagues become aware of environmental issues and encourage sustainable behaviours, both at work and at home.”

Keith Tapscott, independent Assessor for the award, said:

“In working with Investec I have seen the benefits of a structure whereby standards and policies established at Head Office, are driven down but, implemented in a bespoke manner at local level, and importantly, communicated upwards as well with useful feedback.   There is evidence of plenty of local initiatives and Investec has demonstrated a proactive commitment both in respect of core green matters and community activities in Guernsey.” 

Each organisation, which applies for the award, is subject to an assessment which monitors the current actions and future commitments taken by the company to reduce waste, increase recycling and improve energy conservation. An assessor is assigned to each organisation and provides guidance and support throughout the process.

Pictured: Kay Parnwell, Naomi Fry, Deputy Barry Brehaut.

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