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Environmental management support- Capability North East

Capability North East provides a range of environmental consultancy services to support the implementation of environmental strategies and plans to reduce environmental impact.  

We work with public and private sector organisations of all sizes with local councils, hospital trusts and SME’s as clients.  Our team’s whole system approach has been applied to a variety of projects; examples include carbon footprinting, greening procurement, shrinking digital footprints, linking green performance indicators to strategic commitments and stakeholder engagement. 

Our preferred environmental management system is Investors in the Environment (iiE), a national system with 3 accreditation levels (bronze, silver and green) and is adaptable to businesses of different sizes and sectors.  iiE is a user-friendly system to guide businesses and organisations through their green journey with a focus on implementation, results and making a difference.

Increasing biodiversity or helping nature is something more businesses are keen to do. Our site-specific Biodiversity Action Plans help to enhance green space, developing wildflower areas and native species planting policies.

The benefits to our clients of improving their green credentials are many including; financial savings, adding positively to their story and communications, doing the right thing, better staff engagement, improved processes and accessing new customers by being able to give meaningful answers to environmental questions in tender and commissioning documents. 

We are currently developing our social impact reporting system and setting up the Capability Environment Fund to give a percentage of our profits to support environmental projects that connect people and nature. 

Claire Thompson, Exec – Sustainability & Natural Capital

Case study courtesy of North East Chamber of Commerce Climate Change document: https://www.neechamber.co.uk/uploads/files/d6wpiWCJSWWMayt3.pdf

We encourage our partners and supporters to share their examples of good practice in tackling the climate emergency, reversing ecological collapse and delivering a just transition. NEECCo does not undertake to quality assure these case studies, and inclusion of a case study on this website does not imply endorsement of the project by NEECCo or by its partners.

Some case studies will feature organisations who are involved in fossil fuel industries, or who are open to challenge on other aspects of their performance in relation to our objectives. NEECCo recognises that if we are to reach our ambitious objectives, all organisations and individuals within the north east will need to adapt their behaviour and actions. We want our case studies to encourage this process. Our commitment to achieving a just transition from a carbon-based economy to a green economy requires us to encourage positive steps wherever they are to be found. 

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