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Saving energy and saving money

Published:  16 September, 2009

HUDDERSFIELD: Staff at hard landscaping company Marshalls are learning how they can reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their energy bills, as part of Marshalls’ own Energy Saving Week initiative.

The Marshalls campaign is looking to encourage employees to look at the energy they use at home and at work and find ways to cut down and save money.

Chris Harrop, Marshalls’ Group marketing director, says: “Carbon reduction is a key business issue for us. The current financial climate is affecting businesses as much as it’s affecting employees, and it’s only by seeing how much energy we use everyday 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 2500 strong workforce, Marshalls has enlisted the help of the Energy Saving Trust and a network of regional energy champions. These champions are Marshalls employees who have volunteered to raise awareness of environmental issues and find ways to make the business more energy efficient.

Energy Saving Week is taking place at all Marshalls’ sites. As part of the campaign, employees will be given top tips on reducing their carbon footprint, have the chance to use energy saving monitors, and compete with colleagues on a driving simulator.

Later this autumn, Marshalls will report back on the total carbon footprint of employees and the amount of money that could be saved with more energy efficient activities.

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