Circular Office Network (meeting 3)
This is the third of four meetings of Business in the Community’s Circular Office Network.
06 Sep 2018
14:30 - 16:00
This Network is designed to enable like-minded businesses to come together to explore opportunities, to learn and share, and to try out new ideas towards greater circularity in their offices.
Please note, this a closed network group. If you are interested in joining, please contact Peter Ramsey or call 028 90460606.
Companies from all sectors—from construction to FMCG product manufacturers—are experimenting with, and exploring, the opportunities presented by more ‘circular’ thinking. This thinking seeks to retain the value of materials by keeping them in circulation for as long as possible and by eliminating waste in a way that makes economic sense and contributes to the long-term sustainability of their business.
An estimated £474 million of annual economic opportunities have been identified for Northern Ireland by implementing circular economy approaches (as well as there being the potential to create an additional 13,000 jobs).
The Circular Economy is broad, and it can be difficult to know where to start.
The vast majority of businesses have office premises, so it’s the ideal place to start making a difference. By experimenting with new ideas and by engaging employees, the office can serve as a real catalyst for change.
With this in mind, Business in the Community has launched a national ‘Circular Office’ campaign to enable like-minded businesses to come together to explore opportunities, to learn and share, and to try out new ideas towards greater circularity in their offices.
In Northern Ireland, we are launching a Circular Office Network, which is designed specifically to suit local businesses. The Circular Office Network will be linked to the national campaign, and members will have the opportunity to share best practice and to learn from some of the UK’s leading organizations.