Formed in June 2022, our Environmental Involve Group (EIG) consists of colleague volunteers who want to put their personal passion for environmental topics to good use in helping the planet. The EIG’s remit is to be a critical friend for our environmental work, helping to shape our corporate agenda and to generate interesting and informative content to help colleagues make more informed choices in their personal life.
In 2022, members shared their experiences of second-hand shopping and minimising food waste, as well as engaging colleagues across the Group with the international plastic-free challenge in July. The wider organisation is kept informed of the EIG agenda through a blog written by EIG members. Topics discussed in the year ranged from ways to incentivise green travel to developing cost-benefit assessments for onsite renewables.
I joined the Environment group because I’m concerned about the issues we face today, particularly global warming and flooding, and felt that helping both the company and colleagues to find ways to help the environment and save money would be a good way to have a positive impact. I thought I knew quite a lot about renewable energy, electric cars, and eco-friendly gardening, but I’ve learned a lot more over the last year!”