STILL THINKING GREEN!
Our environmental management system is supported by the Always Think Green campaign, an internal initiative launched in 2012 to develop “green” thinking across the Group, to be incorporated into all business practices. Since its inception, the Group continues to explore and deliver new ways for reducing the Group’s environmental impacts.
As part of the campaign, 2012 saw the introduction of ‘Project Blackout’; an energy awareness initiative to reduce overnight electrical energy waste. Torchlight surveys were initiated by the Group’s Risk Management & Sustainability Advisor, which are expected to identify & review equipment that can be switched off overnight. Natural progression resulted in an annual KPI being created for venue ‘green teams’ to complete a Project Blackout survey at least annually, with improvement actions, including procedural and behavioural changes completed.
ATG’s ‘Project Blackout’ has won a Green Apple Environment Silver Award for Leisure and Travel Green Practices, a Green World Silver Award for Energy Economy, and more recently, won an Energy Management Association Award 2015 for an Energy Reduction Project through Organisational Behaviour Change.
Guided and supported by our Risk Management & Sustainability Advisor, ATG is still achieving consistent energy reductions and cost savings year on year; carbon emissions have reduced four years running. Through working closely with our venue teams and Property Department, we continue to demonstrate a commitment to continual energy management improvements.
From October 2013, ATG’s electricity has been derived from 100% renewable energy. This is a further step to reducing the Group’s impact on the environment as we no longer use fossil fuels to power our venues.
We continue to install waterless facilities where appropriate, and other water saving devices within our venues alongside developing water monitoring processes.