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O’Sullivan Shopfitting are rewarded for high standards of environmental management

O’Sullivan Shopfitting are rewarded for high standards of environmental management

31 December 2011



O’Sullivan Shopfitting Ltd have been awarded a Green Mark Level Two in recognition of their commitment to environmental management.

The company have been trading for over 30 years, providing building management services to UK commercial sites, including the Co-operative, Focus DIY and Poundland stores.

Green Mark has been working with O’Sullivan to lower the environmental impacts of their Cambridge head office and external transport fleet. Through the development of an Environmental Management System (EMS), O’Sullivan have identified key environmental impacts such as waste, procurement, transport and energy usage, and developed both short and long-term ways to address these areas.

Environmental champion Terry Leahy, supported by Company Director Dave Elsom, calculated the emissions generated from electricity consumption and transportation use between 2010 and 2011.

This data has been used to set targets for a comparative reduction of energy usage by 10% in 2012 (against 2011 levels). These targets act as a driver for the whole team, supporting Terry and Dave as they make real investments in environmental performance, which go far beyond the basic requirements of legislation.

After using Climate Care to offset their energy consumption in 2011, O’Sullivans now plan to do the same for transport emissions in 2012.

When combined with the 5% reduction in energy usage already achieved, these measures demonstrate the company's commitment to improving performance through a reduced environmental impact and careful management practices.

These measures will help them to achieve the ISO 14001 standard, which they are working towards in 2012.

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