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05 January 2012

Carbon Trust: employees could save business £500m and cut emissions
Employees could save businesses and public bodies £500m and cut 2m tonnes of C02 through 'empowerment' according to the Carbon Trust.

The trust, which has today (January 5) launched an online tool to help organisations, says engaging employees in cutting energy use, paper waste and travel could save small business more than 15% in energy costs.

Larger businesses could also use the Carbon Trust Empower tool to save £150K and more than 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

According to the trust leisure giant Whitbread and Oxford City Council have already signed their staff up to use the system

Carbon Trust Programmes director, Richard Rugg, said: "Companies often struggle to harness the huge energy savings that an effectively engaged workforce can help deliver.

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