All logistics and transport businesses should follow the lead set by the Scottish whisky industry, by pulling together to minimise impact on the environment, according to Simon de Grey from training company Pivotal Performance.
He says the Scotch whisky trade has set a stunning example. The industry announced that it will cut the use of fossil fuels by 80 per cent over the next 40 years. That will be the equivalent of taking 235,000 cars off the road by 2050. This is a stunning commitment from an industry that wasnt even under significant pressure to go green, said de Grey. It has taken two years to put together a professional environmental management system for the whole industry. The people leading the Scotch whisky industry should feel very proud of themselves. Every business could do it if they really wanted to; to change an entire industry like this is very difficult.
He added: I hope this inspires other industry leaders to do the same. Companies in the Scotch whisky industry have also agreed to reduce packaging and improve sustainability of resources used. Targets have been set for two phases of change, and the industry has committed to publishing its achievements annually. de Grey is a highly qualified environmental consultant, and a professional member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment. Pivotal Performance is one of the UKs leading health and safety training companies. It claims to have a unique way of training people called PPTplus, which teaches delegates how to win commitment from others, not just compliance.