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SW Bruce Co Ltd

About business:

SW Bruce are refurbishment, fitout and maintenance contractors

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

"The support from Global Action Plan in relation to our supply chain was fantastic and very useful to us."

Mervyn Pilley, Operations Manager, S W Bruce & Co Ltd


From their actions they have reduced their annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 9.7 tonnes CO₂e with an estimated cost saving of over £4,600.

Key targets achieved to date:

9.7 tonnes CO2e saved annually
Implemented a travel and homeworking policy
Achieved ISO14001 certification

Good Practice Identified:

  • Switched equipment off when not in use.
  • Switched off one server
  • Reduced the amount of car mileage carried out for business purposes.
  • Reduced the number of flights taken for business purposes.
  • Reduced the amount of public transport used for business purposes.
  • Changed procurement practices to keep IT equipment for longer before replacing it.
  • Turned their heating down
  • Fitted water saving devices in their toilets, resulting in an annual water saving of 68,900 litres
  • Reduced their paper use by 330 kg a year
  • Switched to recycled paper.
  • Switched dishwashers to a more efficient mode.
  • Increased their recycling by 5 tonnes a year.
  • In the process of working to green the supply chain as far as they can

Testimonial / Case Study submission date: 

    12th March 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