The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 sets mandatory targets to reduce Scottish greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and 42% by 2020.It places a duty on all public bodies to contribute towards delivering these targets. In order to assess its position in complying with this legislation, Fife Council as part of it’s carbon management plan, carried out service carbon audits out on all services.
Following the completion of these audits it was identified that, among several services, the Council’s Catering, Cleaning and Facilities Management Services was a key stakeholder and required a carbon awareness communications campaign to raise the profile of the tackling climate change and reducing carbon emissions reduction.
The objective was to develop and deliver a 1 year communications plan that could provide over 2000 key influential staff with practical ways to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions both at home and at work.
Resource Efficient Solutions developed carbon talks, train the trainer sessions as well as a carbon maturity matrix. We then:
Completed a survey to assess current levels of awareness.
Delivered bespoke awareness sessions to all 2000 staff.
Provided information packs to key staff
Completed walkabouts in key locations to provide staff with additional advice
Surveyed all staff again to identify changes in awareness levels.
Substantial increased staff awareness levels
Clear evidence of good practice being undertaken and reported by staff
Delivery of the communications plan to 2000 staff within 1 year.
What the client thought:
Angus Thomson, Senior Manager, Catering, Cleaning and Facilities Management Services, said “The carbon management awareness campaign achieved all service objectives.I would be happy to recommend that others implement this scheme in their workforce”.
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