Sustainable Process Improvement was a fully funded programme of support for small and medium sized businesses that want to reduce their costs, stay competitive, and meet current environmental legislation such as the new Scottish waste regulation.  It ran from April 2012 to April 2015 and is now closed.

Delivered by the Crichton Carbon Centre, Sustainable Process Improvement programme worked with businesses to review their operations, identifying opportunities for implementing or improving resource efficiency business practice.

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SPI Results Hot Off Press!!

May 2015 saw the close of the SPI programme but the start of the overarching results analysis.  The results make very good reading for participant businesses, showing huge improvements in carbon profile and sustainable cost reductions.

  • Carbon emissions were reduced by almost 0.95 kilotonne carbon dioxide equivalent (ktCO2e) ±20% in a year duration,  almost twice all flights in and out of Europe in one day
  • Businesses saved £362k ±20% in a year duration, comparing very favourably with the target of £20,000 over three years
  • These cost savings allowed creation or safeguarding of employment within participating businesses
  • The progarmme was named best practice for sustainable business in Scotland’s National Reform Programme
  • It was suggested to shift businesses towards the optimum business type in the Parker model of sustainable business.  The Advantage Driven type meet financial goals through the setting of longer term environmental objectives.

The full report can be accessed SPI Report.

The following businesses went through the SPI programme:

 

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