Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Communicate with your staff

Communicate with staff on environmental issues

Encourage all your office staff to work together to improve your environmental performance. The day-to-day actions of your staff can significantly reduce your environmental impact. Ask someone to volunteer at your office as the environmental champion or set up a Green Team.

Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) provides free, online Green Champion Training. This is available to all businesses, not just those in Scotland.

Free online e-learning courses from RES

Resource Efficient Scotland: Green Champions Training

Engage with senior management to gain their support for environmental policies.

Raise awareness among staff about your policies and update them regularly on your progress and what you've achieved.

You can use the NetRegs e-learning tools to get a good overview of key issues. These tools are free to use and cover the essential points of each topic. They might be useful as a refresher course, or to make sure that staff have a good understanding of their environmental responsibilities.

  • Preventing pollution – a general guide
  • Duty of care
  • Sinks, drains and sewers
  • WEEE
  • Generating renewable energy
  • Towards environmental excellence

All are available at: NetRegs: e-learning tools:

In this Guideline

Produce a policy statement

Ensure legal compliance

Implement an environmental management system (EMS)

Manage your purchases to minimise your environmental impact

Prepare for the circular economy

Communicate with your staff

Report on your environmental perfomance

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