Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Your business can benefit from using vehicles in a safer and more fuel-efficient way. This will limit your vehicle emissions and lower your transport costs by reducing your insurance premiums. See the page in this guide on the benefits of reducing your vehicle emissions.
Safer driving means fewer injuries and fatalities, less accident damage to vehicles and less unproductive downtime for vehicle repair. You should manage the risks from using your vehicles and:
You can use fuel more efficiently by:
Consider whether flexible working practices could reduce your use of vehicles. This could include:
Training your employees to drive efficiently can reduce your fuel use and make your staff safer. For example, a one-day Efficient Driving course for van or heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers could help save up to £500 of fuel per vehicle per year, depending on mileage.
The Energy Saving Trust can help with driver education.
Maintain commercial vehicles in good working order so that they work efficiently. You should:
A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.
Brewing and Distilling Technical Drop-in Day: Waste, Water, Energy, Brewing and Distilling is booming due to high demand for quality Scottish beers and spirits. All this growth is also leading to a boom in food waste, energy and water use.
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