Leeds’ Diva Telecom Signs up to Green Achiever Scheme

A Yorkshire company that provides telecommunications solutions for SMEs across all business sectors throughout the region has become the latest business prepared to demonstrate further its green credentials to suppliers and customers.

Leeds based Diva Telecom has signed up to the Green Achiever scheme. Developed by E4environment, a business or organisation interested in Green Achiever will start by registering free at www.greenachiever.co.uk, complete a short questionnaire to outline its responsibilities and receive a listing in the Green Achiever online directory. The first level is self-assessment, which includes a declaration of environmental commitment. Silver is the next and demonstrates the positive action taken in the way it cares for the environment. The highest level, gold, is attained following an extensive environmental audit.

Gary Judson, senior account manager at Diva Telecom said: “As a carbon neutral company, we have always demonstrated a basic environmental awareness, and constantly aim to reduce our carbon footprint. Our purpose-built new offices, which include low emission, energy and source saving amenities, won a BREEAM award. Green Achiever has also brought our staff together in a shared purpose and is a positive step forward for Diva Telecom with realistic, sustainable targets set by us that our customers and suppliers can understand. Diva’s products and services such as audio conferencing and e-mail to fax help reduce travel needs and saves on power, toner and paper, so helping businesses with their green ambitions.”

Mandy Stoker, director at E4environment, said: “Everyone’s talking about the Government’s environmental policies and how our behaviour and neglect is leading to changes in the climate. The public is becoming increasingly vocal about what they expect from retailers and manufacturers, for example, less packaging and more recyclable products and packaging, as well as services and products that are environmentally friendly. Over 40 businesses a month now register with Green Achiever from a range of sectors and varying sizes including retail, IT, manufacturing and professional services, sole traders, SMEs and large corporations.”

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