Energy Saving Trust helps Marshalls be more energy-efficient.

Marshalls makes energy and cost savings

Published:  04 December, 2009

YORKSHIRE: Results from Marshalls' own Energy Saving Week this year have shown that employees could save £425 000 on energy bills and cut their carbon footprint by over 3000 tonnes.

In September, Marshalls held its very first Energy Saving Week initiative where employees learned how they could reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their energy bills.

As part of the campaign, employees were given top tips on reducing their carbon footprint, had the chance to use energy-saving monitors at home, and competed with colleagues on a driving simulator.

Marshalls' Energy Saving Week, which will take place every year, aims to encourage employees to look at the energy they use at home and at work and find ways to cut down and save money.

Figures from this year's event revealed that, on average, each employee could potentially save £175 on their energy bills a year and cut their carbon footprint by 1.3 tonnes through simple energy-saving activities such as using energy-efficient lightbulbs and installing loft insulation.

Chris Harrop, Marshalls' group marketing director, said: "The current financial climate is affecting businesses as much as it is affecting employees, and it is only by seeing how much energy we use every day that we're going to be able to make a difference to the way we behave at work and at home. "Marshalls' Energy Saving Week is all about working together to find ways we can save energy, reduce our carbon footprint and ultimately save money."

In order to get the carbon cutting message to its all employees throughout the UK, Marshalls enlisted the help of the Energy Saving Trust and a network of regional Energy Champions. These Champions are Marshalls employees who volunteered to raise awareness of environmental issues and find ways to make the business more energy efficient.

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