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Journey towards cost and eco efficiency; THRIVE.

A new range of tools to help businesses reduce their costs and cut their carbon emissions at the same time are to be announced in 2009.

At a time when every penny counts, this tool will help businesses make quick and easy cost savings and extend their climate change activities further.

The May Day Journey is designed to help those businesses that have signed-up to the Prince's May Day Network pledges, and explains what businesses can do to reduce carbon emissions and directs them to low carbon case studies and sources of support.

Jim Haywood, Environment Director at Business in the Community, the charity that convenes the Prince's May Day Network, said: "The low-carbon case studies to be included in the Journey are great examples of businesses already realising the business benefits of reducing carbon emissions, and the links to further support organisations will make it a great one-stop-shop for businesses."

In addition to the Journey, The Supplier Support Information Initiative (SSII) is developing support that larger businesses can use with their tier one suppliers.

The SSII, led by the Cambridge Programme for Industry and chaired by Lloyds TSB, is developing a tool which will include guidance for suppliers on how to manage and calculate supply chain carbon emissions, and save them time by giving practical tips on how to answer environmental sections in their customers' procurement questionnaires.

"Businesses can use this tool to run road shows and workshops with their own suppliers and help them to reduce emissions in their supply chains.

The May Day Journey will be launched on the Prince's May Day Network website this month. For more information see www.bitc.org.uk.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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