Abbey Office Solutions is an office and business solutions provider, based in Totton and near Southampton, Hampshire, UK. They were looking for a way to stand out from their competitors on the environmental side of things but found the ISO14001 route too costly and time consuming and a lot of the detail irrelevant to a business of their size.
Key issues addressed in the Green Small Business action plan: Energy use; Paper use; Office waste; Packaging; Vehicle emissions; Company Administration.
“We developed the EMS ourselves using the Green Small Business handbook. It was a very clear and easy process. We needed this to know where to start. Green Small Business certification will show our customers that we care about our environmental impact and that we have been certified by a reputable company. Tim was a great help in advising me on some of the sections. I would definitely recommend Green Small Business.”