Green firm goes greener!

Energy watch: Gareth Henderson
Energy watch: Gareth Henderson
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A BRIGHOUSE business that helps organisations improve energy efficiency and manage waste has set up an in-house “green team” to monitor its own impact on the environment.

Orchard Energy, which incorporates waste management division Orchard Environmental, helps businesses drive down energy costs and comply with regulations on the handling and disposal of waste.

The firm also carries out feasibility studies for renewable energy projects and microgeneration.

Managing director Gareth Henderson said the initiative would ensure the ongoing assessment of Orchard’s green credentials and build on the company’s recent ISO 14001 accreditation.

“Our new environmental management team brings together staff from both divisions of the business who meet weekly to assess and monitor the firm’s environmental impact and review procedures for managing waste and improving efficiency,” he said.

“We have always practised the same efficiency measures we talk to our clients about, but by formalising our procedures and having a dedicated team working on these issues we are making sure we continually improve our performance and streamline our operation,” Mr Henderson added.

The team will be headed up by Simon Midgley with Joanna Dawson in charge of the energy side and Sophie Broadley responsible for implementing procedure for Orchard Environmental.