Workshop: The Circular Office – a sustainable approach to the places we work – Edinburgh
AudienceEnvironment practitioners, Human resources practitioners, Responsible business managers, Responsible business practitioners and CSR practitioners
Thu, 05 March 2020 @ 13:30 – 16:00
Kindly supported by Interreg, Business in the Community (BITC) Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland invite you to hear from experts who will help you identify steps your organisation can take to create more sustainable workplaces.
Most of us have a physical place of work in some form or another and these spaces have a significant impact on the environment. BITC’s Circular Office Initiative is about changing the way we design, use and operate in these areas to eliminate waste and create more efficient, resilient spaces which contribute to the long-term sustainability of businesses and the wider economy. It is a change in mindset from throwing things away after we have made use of them to refurbishing, recycling and regenerating items at the end of their life.
There are a range of actions businesses can take including:
- Changing how they source, use and dispose of office goods including food, paper, plastic, office furniture, textiles and electronics.
- Influencing employees to change their mindset towards recycling, reusing, commuting and spending habits.
- Looking at the design of new offices or refurbishing and repurposing existing buildings.
- Building local partnerships with charities, small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) and other businesses that keep the value of resources going and provides employment.
- 13:30 Arrival and registration (tea and coffee provided)
- 13:40 Welcome and introductions from BITC Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland
- 14:00 Making workplaces more circular – lessons from business
- 15:00 Identifying circular office changes your organisation can make – interactive session
- 15:45 Review discussions and commit to action – BITC Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland
- 16:00 Workshop closes
This workshop is designed to benefit senior managers, heads of and directors working in HR, facilities, procurement and sustainability. It is open to BITC members and non-members.
Tea and coffee will be served on arrival
Booking and further information
If you require further information contact Peter Ramsey, Circular Economy Programme Manager.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
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