We're a living wage employer
All our staff members spend one day a month working pro bono for registered charities they have chosen personally – these include the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, GHOF, KiteRight and the British Kitesports Association.
We’re passionate about alleviating social injustice, and we take our social responsibilities seriously: we aim to support low-income customers, and it is our policy that the fees Green Element earns should be distributed fairly and thoughtfully.
Green Element is an Environmental Management Consultancy based in London and Edinburgh. We offer services to all types of organisations from small SME’s up to large corporations.
We are committed to encouraging businesses to develop their relationship with the environment. There are many benefits in doing so, including reduced overheads and improved ‘green’ credentials – powerful for financial growth and public and stakeholder opinion.
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 timeframe.
We genuinely care about the environment and pride ourselves on driving this same level of enthusiasm within our clients’ workforce. But we understand that any environmental project must motivate people, but not impinge on their work.
Every staff member from cleaners to top management need to be engaged and we provide the impetus for inspiration, including key people in every element of decision-making implementation processes.
We think outside the box – drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources, including our charity work, where we all spend at least one day per month volunteering at a charity of our choice.
Our passionate and dedicated team of environmental analysts advise organisations on energy benchmarking and management, carbon footprint, energy procurement, environmental management and meeting statutory requirements. Click here to have a look at our services section of the website for more information.
How Green Element are able to commit to Charity through an ethical and lean Business Model
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Meet the team at Green Element
William Richardson, MSc BA (hons) CIWEM AIEMA
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.
Emma Littlewood, BSc MSc DIC
Matthew Percy, BA (hons)
Nidhee Venkatesh, BA (hons), MSc
Alex Cronin, BCom BSc
Seán Mallon, BA (hons), MA
Seán has an educational background in environmental science and geography which he studied for two degrees at University College Dublin (UCD). Since a young age, Seán has been passionate about the topics of climate change and sustainable development, going on to complete his dissertation and thesis based on these topics.
He has three years’ experience in digital media where he worked in sales support and analysis for several of the largest media publishers in the world. He brings a commercial viewpoint to the ‘Green Element’ team along with his digital expertise. While working in media, Seán also volunteered within the various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) teams in his respective businesses.
Mission Statement & Values
Green Element strives to see things differently – to review life in fresh and alternative ways. We believe in helping our neighbours; reducing environmental impacts; and conducting our business ethically as well as professionally.
We genuinely care about the environment and pride ourselves on driving this same level of enthusiasm within our clients’ workforce. But we understand that any environmental project must motivate people without compromising their work. Every member of staff – from cleaners to top management – needs to be engaged, and we provide the impetus for inspiration, including key people in every element of decision-making implementation processes.
At Green Element, we practice what we preach – because life’s too short to think only of ourselves. We’re in this together. As well as implementing our own environmental policy, we’re proud to be a B Corporation; we’re a Living Wage Employer; and we’re committed to giving back through charity work.
Part of our vision – one we share with the RSA and which is eloquently explained in the video below– is to enrich society through ideas and action: invigorating local community, investing in people, and empowering and inspiring them to work confidently, collaboratively and creatively to drive innovation.