Green Element

A forward thinking Environmental Management Consultancy

We genuinely care about the environment and pride ourselves on driving this same level of enthusiasm within our clients' workforce. We are committed to your business.

We are committed to encouraging businesses to develop their relationship with the environment. The word ‘management’ within our company description is a vital differentiator. Although we are passionate about the environment, we are driven by business objectives.

We understand the challenges faced by companies of all sizes/sectors and tailor our services to fit. We work within your aims, your objectives, your culture and your time-frame. Any environmental project must motivate people, but not impinge on their work. Thus, every staff member need to be engaged and we provide the impetus for inspiration, including key people in every element of decision-making implementation processes.

The values we stand for

We are a BCorp

B Corp status is akin to a Fair Trade certification for businesses. Through meeting a set of rigorous criteria, Green Element demonstrates tangible support for the pioneering global #Bthechange movement: driving people to use business as a force for good.

We practice what we preach

We hold certification of ISO14001 (UKAS-accredited Advanced Certification) and make every effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We pride ourselves on achieving the best results for our clients – and our own EMS (environmental management system) is no different. 

We are committed to helping others

All our staff members spend one day a month working pro bono for registered charities they have chosen personally. We’re passionate about alleviating social injustice, and we take our social responsibilities seriously: supporting low-income customers.

We are a living wage employer

We are part of the Living Wage movement, guaranteeing that any person employed by us is paid above the London Living Wage: we believe everyone can afford to help others have a decent quality of life. Any temporary staff – and our suppliers – are also paid fairly and reasonably.

Meet the Green Element team

Our dedicated team of environmental analysts advise organisations on energy benchmarking and management, carbon footprint, energy procurement, environmental management and meeting statutory requirements.

William Richardson - Founder of Green Element

Founder and Managing Director William established Green Element in 2004 with a desire to help as many businesses as possible go ‘green’. A pioneer and early adopter of many now-mandatory environmental standards, his visionary approach and inspiring leadership is exemplary. He is also a current board member and former Chairman of the Metropolitan Branch of CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management).
  • Authored article for the Law Society’s Legal Sustainability Alliance: ‘Implementing an Environmental Management System’.
  • Presented paper as guest speaker at Renewable Energy Conference for Hampshire County Council: ‘The Pros and Cons of Large Scale Wind Turbine Projects and the Concept of a Wind Turbine Co-operative’.
  • Runner-up in a national CIWEM competition, presenting a paper discussing car transportation: ‘Passenger Cars, CO2 emissions and energy: What is the future?’.
  • Part-time lecturer at University of Brunel for MSc in Environmental Management for Business, specialising in ISO 14001.

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    Emma Littlewood - Senior Sustainability and Energy Analyst

    Senior Sustainability and Energy Analyst Emma has six years’ experience in the environmental and charitable sector, covering all levels from volunteer to trustee, consolidated by 15 years’ corporate experience. She is a GHG and carbon accounting specialist, as well as an expert in energy-specific quantitative analysis methodology and modelling.

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    Lauren Sellers  - Team Administrator

    Lauren has a Biology BSc from The University of Sussex

    • In University Lauren was part of a successful fossil fuel divestment campaign and founded the student society Climate Action Movement both of these projects focussed on engaging students with environmental issues.
    • Lauren has knowledge of administrative skills and database management that she developed in receptionist and coordination roles
    • Lauren worked with the  climate legal charity Plan B Earth to challenge contradictions between The UK Government’s Climate Change Act and The Paris Agreement.
    • Whilst working with Plan B Earth she learned and refined skills in public speaking, networking, fundraising and administration.
    • Through studying biology at university, Lauren cultivated precise research and analytical skills. Lauren has experience analysing data in combination with knowledge of environmental issues.

    Alex Cronin - Environmental Management Consultant

    After studying Environmental Management and International Business at Macquarie University in Australia, Alex has had experience across a number of industries including a commercial projects role with a large standards and certification organisation. At Green Element he focuses on implementing practices within organisations that will allow them to contribute to a sustainable and zero-emission economy. His expertise includes development of certified environmental management systems, internal auditing and quantifying environmental impact through GHG accounting.

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    Sarah Pearl - Sustainability Consultant

    Sarah is certified as an IEMA practitioner, she is an expert in waste and recycling. Following graduation, from Leeds University with a BSc geography degree, Sarah worked for the Forest Service in Montana in their hydrology team. On her return to the UK, Sarah accepted the role of Minerals and Waste Consultant for The Mineral Planning Group. Following this, she became a Sustainability Executive for Paper Round (a leading waste and recycling company). Sarah has a broad range of environmental experiences and is well placed to provide valuable advice to businesses on reducing their environmental impacts.

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    Sarah Pearl - Green Element

    Alicia Thew - Environmental Management Consultant and Analyst

    Alicia Thew, environmental management consultant & analyst, has an in-depth scientific background focused on biodiversity and environmental conservation. Alicia has conducted independent research in collaboration with Zoological Society of London, exploring the impacts of climate change on vertebrate groups in the tropics. Alicia has also worked as a scientist for the Environment Agency, in their water monitoring laboratories. Alicia has experience in digital marketing and analytics, from her time at an award-winning marketing agency.

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    Cristina Canela - Digital Marketing Sustainability Assistant

    Cristina, Digital Marketing Sustainability Assistant, has a background in journalism and digital marketing. She has worked for several mass media in Spain and develop her marketing career in both Spain and Scotland. In addition to her Journalism Bachelor, she has completed a Graphic Design Master and an International Marketing Postgraduate in the University of the West of Scotland. With a genuine concern on environment and sustainability, she found in Green Element a dream job opportunity. 

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