The Council is committed to helping businesses reduce their
environmental footprint and act as sustainably as possible. Over
the past few years the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have
been supporting small and medium sized businesses go green and save
money. To find out more information and enquire about how we can
help you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case study: Kai Catering
Kai Catering Ltd is a local business, based in
the north of the borough, providing catering and events services.
They took part in the Council’s ‘Greening Business Programme’ – a
scheme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and
also run in the London Boroughs of Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond and
Barking & Dagenham – and worked with an adviser to implement
simple energy saving improvements.
What was achieved
As part of the support delivered a bespoke carbon footprint
report was developed for the business. The following measures were
- Upgrade to energy efficient
lighting (T5 fluorescent system)
- Reduce waste and improve
recycling rate (particularly office paper) by educating staff
- Installation of water saving
Based on implementing the advisers suggestions, Kai Catering are
estimated to have reduced their annual emissions by 235kg
CO2. In addition the company now has increased knowledge
on sustainable working practices which has helped them take a
Post ‘Greening Business’
“Be a Green Kiwi” has been adopted internally
as a company slogan (‘Kai’ means ‘food’ in Maori and the businesses
owners are originally from New Zealand). The slogan is aimed at
encouraging all staff to act as sustainably as possible.