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Make Natural

About business:

Make Natural is an ecological consultancy. Specialising in: 

  • Botanical Survey
  • Invertebrate Survey
  • GIS and Cartography
  • Training Provider for professionals and community groups
  • Desktop research e.g. site assessment based on flora and fauna records.
  • Management plans and project specifications.

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

"Introduced me to the whole concept of green ict and increased my awareness of energy efficiency."
"It has shown me how relatively easy it is to increase energy efficiency and recycling in my Company, and has substantially clarified the regulatory framework."

John Dobson, Managing Director, Make Natural (Ecological Services)

From their actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 1.3 tonnes CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £100.

Key targets achieved to date:

1.3 tonnes CO2e saved annually

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Moved 1 users over to Google mail.
  • Reduced their paper use by 10 kg a year.
  • Changed procurement practices to keep IT equipment for longer before replacing it.
  • Turned heating down
  • Fitted water saving devices in toilets, reducing water use by 1,500 litres a year.
  • Switched to recycled paper.
  • Increased their recycling by 2 tonnes a year.
  • Started working towards ISO14001 certification.
  • Routinely replacing appliances and other equipment with more energy efficient models.

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

    23rd August 2012 / 18th February 2013

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