Fantastic Eco Change: Sustainability News 23rd October

Fantastic Eco Change: Intro

Welcome to Play It Green’s weekly sustainability news, where we bring you the latest updates on ‘fantastic eco change.’ In our vibrant community, individuals like you drive remarkable transformations, sparking positive impacts on businesses far and wide. Together, we celebrate collaboration and shared values that shape a greener future.

In this week’s edition, discover how individual and business actions and choices are making waves. Explore stories of real people driving fantastic eco change in their business lives, and how these ripples extend to influence other businesses, sparking innovation and responsible practices.

Join us on this journey of inspiration and empowerment. Dive into the stories of change-makers and explore the possibilities for a more sustainable world. Together, we can create a future that’s not just green but fantastic. Read on and be part of the change!

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Fantastic Eco Change: Peel Ports Smashes Reduction Target

In a remarkable achievement, Peel Ports Group has reduced operational (scope 1 and 2) emissions by one-third, exemplifying a ‘Fantastic Eco Change’ in action. This substantial reduction, spanning over three years, showcases their commitment to environmental stewardship. Furthermore, the significant stride aligns with the global drive for sustainability.

Claudio Veritiero, Chief Executive Officer at Peel Ports Group, said: “As one of the UK’s largest port operators, and a major employer in the areas in which we operate, we are fully aware of the role we need to play in driving the sustainability agenda.

“We took the lead within our industry when we announced our commitment to become a net-zero business by 2040, and this level of ambition has been replicated across our other focus areas of sustainability, including our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion as well as social issues.”

This success not only underscores Peel Ports’ environmental responsibility but also sets a precedent for the maritime industry at large. By prioritising sustainability and social values, they pave the way for a greener, more equitable future.

Fantastic Eco Change Peel Ports Group has reduced its footprint significantly
Peel Ports Group has reduced its footprint significantly

Peel Ports’ accomplishment resonates with shared values of collaboration and environmental stewardship. It’s a testament to what can be achieved when individuals and companies work together towards a common goal.

Read on for your next dose of inspirational change!

Fantastic Eco Change: ScottishPower Launches its Returner Programme

ScottishPower’s Returner Programme is a beacon of ‘Fantastic Eco Change,’ inviting professionals back into the energy sector. This initiative champions sustainability and diversity, welcoming valuable skills and experiences.

The programme provides ALL candidates who have taken a career break of 12 months or more with opportunities to re-enter the STEM industry. It enables applicants the opportunity to refresh their existing skills and knowledge while building their confidence in a working environment through a structured pathway.

Mairi Elder, Social Projects and Sector Education Manager at ScottishPower, says: “There is a skills shortage in the UK, particularly in STEM roles. As we navigate through the energy transition this Programme allows us to bring STEM talent back into the workplace helping bridge that gap.

“The Programme offers a great opportunity to gain valuable experience across a broad range of critical projects, delivering a better future, quicker, for everyone.”

Fantastic Eco Change Scottish Power's Returner Programme is creating a more equitable world
Scottish Power's Returner Programme is creating a more equitable world

With a focus on inclusivity, ScottishPower aims to build a workforce that mirrors the diversity of society. This is a step towards a more equitable and environmentally conscious industry. It’s about not just filling positions, but creating meaningful opportunities.

For more details about ScottishPower’s Returner Programme and how it’s contributing to a better world, you can explore their page.

Fantastic Eco Change: Business Declares Calls On PM For More Not Less

The Business Declares group, comprising 1800 members, has rallied for a ‘Fantastic Eco Change,’ urging Chancellor Rishi Sunak to prioritise green initiatives. This call, delivered through MP Chris Skidmore, emphasises the need for a stronger environmental focus within government policies.

The letter stresses the pivotal role businesses play in driving sustainable practices and the importance of aligning economic strategies with environmental goals. It echoes a growing sentiment that green initiatives are key to economic prosperity.

MP Chris Skidmore said: ‘Many thanks to @BizDeclares @bentolhurst_ for delivering to me a 1800 signature letter from businesses & investors calling for greater action- not less- on net zero to ensure they have certainty for the future. I will ensure the letter reaches Ministers as Chair’.

Business Declares underscores the potential for a positive economic shift through eco-friendly policies, in line with global trends. Their plea for a greater green focus is not only an environmental imperative but also an economic opportunity.

Fantastic Eco Change Ben Tolhurst, director of Music Declares with MP Chris Skidmore
Ben Tolhurst, director of Music Declares with MP Chris Skidmore

This collective action highlights the power of unified voices in advocating for change towards a more sustainable future. It’s a call to action for policymakers to prioritise ‘Fantastic Eco Change’ and embrace the economic benefits it brings.

For further details on Business Declares’ call for more eco change and how it impacts economic strategies, explore their website and join us in celebrating their actions!

Fantastic Eco Change: Wrap Up

Individual actions catalyse global shifts. Peel Ports’ one third reduction in emissions sets a precedent for sustainable practices in the maritime industry. ScottishPower’s returner programme sparks a return to the energy sector, bolstering green initiatives. Business Declares urges Rishi Sunak for a stronger environmental focus, demonstrating collective advocacy for change. 

These stories exemplify the power of personal and collective efforts towards a more eco-conscious world.

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