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We are delighted to announce that PraxisIFM has achieved ESI Monitor’s Community Champion Award! Through achieving this award, PraxisIFM has demonstrated a strong commitment to benefiting the community they operate in, with regards to financial donations, time contributions, and in-kind donations.

At ESI Monitor, we strongly believe that when businesses are involved in the community, everybody benefits, and would like to thank PraxisIFM for embodying this principle. Congrats PraxisIFM!

Learn more about the Community Champion Award

 

We are delighted to announce that ESI Monitor has been shortlisted for the prestigious People. Environment. Achievement (P.E.A.) awards, in the Digital Technology category. The award recognises digital revolutionaries that are finding new ways to reduce environmental impact through emerging technologies. The winner will be announced later this month.

Using digital expertise, ESI Monitor developed an environmental standard for businesses, that guides them through the process of measuring, minimising, managing, and benchmarking their environmental performance and sustainability. ESI Monitor also developed a unique carbon offsetting scheme, Carbon Offset +, which offsets users’ emissions through certified international environmental projects, while also contributing to restorative biodiversity projects local to the point of pollution. The company currently has four full-time members of staff based in Guernsey, London, and Brisbane.

Fred Betley, a senior consultant at ESI Monitor who specialises in global sustainable development said “we are very proud of the impact we are having in Guernsey and internationally with customers across many countries. Our clients are seeking to reduce their operational environmental impact far in advance of any regulatory requirements and are in the vanguard of sustainable business.”

Founder of ESI Monitor Marc Laine, paid tribute to the dedication of the team and stated that “Guernsey has a unique opportunity to protect and grow its economy through sustainable business and green finance, but to make this dream a reality we must have businesses in Guernsey that have recognised sustainable accreditation. At ESI Monitor we are confident that due to the small size of Guernsey we can accredit the industry and show a green supply chain internationally showing why we deserve the title of a green finance centre”.

 

About the P.E.A. Awards 2020

“Now in its 10th year, the P.E.A. Awards is the UK’s leading sustainability awards, honouring the individuals and teams behind the products, services and businesses that are changing the face of our planet. Previous winners include Juliet Davenport OBE, Cat Fletcher, Polly Higgins and many other amazing Earth ambassadors who are committed to revolutionising old models and systems.

Across sectors ranging from finance and energy to music and art, the P.E.A. Awards identify and celebrate the green heroes who are taking matters into their own hands and providing inspiring alternatives to business as usual. These sustainability pioneers are recognised and rewarded at our glamorous green carpet event!”

 

ESI Monitor’s Aimee Golden has recently become a qualified Carbon Footprint Analyst. She is now able to conduct internationally accepted carbon footprint assessments in accordance with the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064.

Through these assessments, Aimee can provide businesses with detailed insights into their environmental impact, while also helping them to track their emissions and set targets for reduction. This is a highly demanded skill, as organisations across the globe are beginning to understand the necessity of undertaking assessments due to the growth of public disclosure, carbon tax legislation, integrated reporting, and simply the realisation that it’s good for business.

In her capacity as a consultant with ESI Monitor, Aimee is also able to guide businesses through the process of measuring, managing, and minimising their environmental impact via the Environmental Business Operations Standard. The standard is designed to make the transition to sustainability a simple but effective process and provides organisations with recognition for their actions towards environmental sustainability.

Albany Trustee has made a great step towards sustainability by enrolling in ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award. This marks the beginning of an exciting journey for Albany Trustee Company Limited, where they will soon be able to expertly measure, manage, and minimise their environmental impact.

It’s wonderful to see another Guernsey business take sustainability seriously. Well done Albany Trustee Company Limited, we hope your commitment to the environment inspires more business to follow in your footsteps.

 

Environmental Business Operations Award

ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award is structured as an environmental management system that allows businesses of any sector or size to measure, manage, minimise, and continually improve its operational environmental footprint.

Achieving the Environmental Business Operations Award demonstrates to customers, staff, and business partners that the organisation:

The process is broken down into three ‘self-assessment toolkits’ and one final assessment.

 

You can learn more about the Environmental Business Operations Award and how your business can get involved here.

 

Covid-19 has had an already devastating impact on global health, happiness, and economies. Now it is about to have a devastating impact on our planet.

In the wake of the pandemic, nations including Australia, Canada, Poland, and India are turning to fossil fuels in an attempt to recover their economies. This news is difficult to digest from a humanitarian perspective. On one hand, we must consider that many communities in these nations are financially reliant on the fossil fuel industry, and these investments are a well-meaning attempt to protect citizens from economic devastation. On the other hand, while providing much needed financial aid in the short term, in the long term these investments will push the world further from the targets needed to limit the effects of climate change.

The Climate Action Tracker predicts that if things continue as they are, by 2100 global temperatures will increase by up to 4.1°C. The potential effects of such a temperature increase will be infinitely more catastrophic than Covid-19 and leave us with a world totally unrecognisable from that which any humans have lived on before.

Large portions of our planet will be left uninhabitable, owing to either being drowned by the rising sea levels, or left too hot and barren to exist in. There may be devastating food and water shortages; extreme weather events; mass immigration; irreversible loss of biodiversity; increased rates of illness; wide-scale poverty; massive loss of infrastructure; and complete collapses of social structures. Millions, if not billions, of people may die.

The impending nature of climate change leaves humanity in a difficult position. We must ask ourselves a challenging question: should we protect ourselves, or our future? Can we do both?

What do you think?

 

Sources:
World Bank (2012). Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided. Washington, DC: World Bank. Retrieved from: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/11860
Climate Action Tracker (n.d). The CAT Thermometer explained. Retrieved from: https://climateactiontracker.org/global/cat-thermometer/
Kottasova, Gupta, & Regan (2020). The one chance we have. Cable News Network (CNN). Retrieved from: https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2020/09/world/climate-covid-money-intl/

 

Utmost Worldwide has made an important move towards greater sustainability by enrolling in ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award.

Previously, Utmost Worldwide had achieved ESI Monitor’s Keep Guernsey Green Award and our Community Champion Award, demonstrating an already bold commitment to both environmental and social sustainability. By enrolling in our Environmental Business Operations Award, Utmost Worldwide has taken this commitment even further, and are now in the forefront of Guernsey businesses working towards a better tomorrow.

ESI Monitor would like to congratulate Utmost Worldwide for their dedication to sustainability, we hope their efforts inspire other businesses to follow.

 

Environmental Business Operations Award

ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award is structured as an environmental management system that allows businesses of any sector or size to measure, manage, minimise, and continually improve its operational environmental footprint.

Achieving the Environmental Business Operations Award demonstrates to customers, staff, and business partners that the organisation:

The process is broken down into three ‘self-assessment toolkits’ and one final assessment.

 

You can learn more about the Environmental Business Operations Award and how your business can get involved here.

We are pleased to announce that Guernsey Finance has enrolled in ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award.

Through enrolling, Guernsey Finance has shown a great commitment to achieving environmental sustainability. This commitment will demonstrate Guernsey’s dedication to green finance to the world, and hopefully inspire other organisations to take up more sustainable practices. Rupert Pleasant, CEO of Guernsey Finance said “Guernsey Finance is one of the key protagonists behind Guernsey’s sustainable finance strategy, establishing Guernsey Green Finance in the process, so making the commitment to greening our own operations with ESI Monitor is an obvious way to demonstrate our sustainable credentials”.

ESI Monitor would like to congratulate Guernsey Finance for embarking on the journey towards sustainability, we are excited to see where it takes them.

 

Environmental Business Operations Award

ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award is structured as an environmental management system that allows businesses of any sector or size to measure, manage, minimise, and continually improve its operational environmental footprint.

Achieving the Environmental Business Operations Award demonstrates to customers, staff, and business partners that the organisation:

The process is broken down into three ‘self-assessment toolkits’ and one final assessment.

 

You can learn more about the Environmental Business Operations Award and how your business can get involved here.

RG Falla has taken an impressive step towards environmental sustainability by enrolling in ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award.

The organisation has already demonstrated a commitment to the environment by encouraging recycling on their sites, aiming to obtain materials from sustainable sources, and attempting to reduce transport miles. By signing up to the award, RG Falla can further embody this commitment, as they will have all the tools needed to expertly measure, manage, and minimise their environmental impact.

At ESI Monitor, we’d like to congratulate RG Falla for their enrolment. It’s great to see environmental sustainability within the construction industry!

 

Environmental Business Operations Award

ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award is structured as an environmental management system that allows businesses of any sector or size to measure, manage, minimise, and continually improve its operational environmental footprint.

Achieving the Environmental Business Operations Award demonstrates to customers, staff, and business partners that the organisation:

  •  is transitioning to a sustainable future through Sustainable Development Goals 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13;
  •  is committed to reducing its impact on the planet;
  •  actively plans its energy conservation, waste management, and procurement strategy;
  •  raises staff awareness of the importance of environmental issues;
  •  seeks improved ways of managing the organisation’s energy and waste.

The process is broken down into three ‘self-assessment toolkits’ and one final assessment.

 

You can learn more about the Environmental Business Operations Award and how your business can get involved here.

 

Grocery retailer Iceland has made a brave move by disclosing their “horrific” plastic footprint, which amounted to approximately 32,000 tonnes in 2019.

In a Tweet, Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland, encouraged other businesses to follow in Iceland’s footsteps regarding measurement and disclosure, stating “you can’t manage what you can’t measure. It’s time to be honest”.

ESI Monitor are fully behind Mr Walker’s decision to publicise Iceland’s plastic footprint. We believe the encouragement of greater transparency within the commercial sector and the push for reduced plastic packaging are vital steps in the fight against climate change and environmental destruction. It is imperative that all businesses measure and understand the impact they are having on the environment, as without this solid foundation, it is impossible to create meaningful, verifiable, and enduring change.

ESI Monitor would like to extend a hand to Iceland, and to any other organisation seeking to calculate and reduce its environmental impact. We provide a premier, international, benchmarked, environmental management system which allows businesses of any sector or size to measure, manage, minimise, and continually improve their operational environmental footprint. Furthermore, we can supply businesses with ongoing environmental benchmarking data, providing verifiable evidence of environmental impact reduction and vital information regarding areas needing improvement.

To find out more about how ESI Monitor can help your business, click here.

You can also view Iceland’s plastic report here.

 

ESI Monitor are pleased to announce that Mourant’s Guernsey office has enrolled in ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award, making them the first law firm to do so.

By enrolling in this award, Mourant has demonstrated a great commitment to environmental sustainability, and for that we would like to say a big congratulations! We hope the actions of Mourant’s Guernsey office inspire other law firms to start the journey towards sustainability with us.

 

Environmental Business Operations Award

ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Award is structured as an environmental management system that allows businesses of any sector or size to measure, manage, minimise, and continually improve its operational environmental footprint.

Achieving the Environmental Business Operations Award demonstrates to customers, staff, and business partners that the organisation:

The process is broken down into three ‘self-assessment toolkits’ and one final assessment.

 

You can learn more about the Environmental Business Operations Award and how your business can get involved here.