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Deo Gratias

About business:

Deo Gratias works with the African French & Portuguese communities and the wider black communities in Barking & Dagenham to develop appropriate support tools necessary to enable these residents and community organisations access economic opportunities within the borough, Londonwide, nationally and internationally.

What successes has Global Action Plan's ERDF project helped your business achieve:

"Help me so far understand the cost benefit of having 'a paper-less' office and reinforced the view that applying environmental solutions to the workplace is good for the environment and company's cost cutting strategy."

Earnest  Ekokobe, Director, Deo Gratias
www.deogratias.org.uk, Barking and Dagenham


From these actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 2.4 tonnes CO₂e.

Key targets achieved to date:

2.4 tonnes CO2e saved annually

Good Practice Identified:

  • Increased their recycling by 4 tonnes a year.

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

    24th August 2012


Project name and objectives:
The ERDF funded project - Environmental Savings through ICT (Green ICT) is a Global Action Plan - UK initiative to assist 122 SMEs in London increase their economic performance and reduce a total of 100 tonnes of CO2. The project is part financed by the GLA's ERDF Programme 2007-13. The aim of the project is to help small and medium sized businesses to implement IT solutions to help them manage and reduce their environmental impact while optimising business growth.

Project contact details:

Senior Programme Manager: Conrad Healy
Tel: 020 7420 4444