ScottishPower awarded bronze

We were delighted to award the National Green Standard Bronze certificate to ScottishPower for leading the way in moving to 100% renewable energy

Well done ScottishPower and all partners involved in this endeavour

Posted by / November 3, 2018 / Posted in News

National Green Standard Sponsors Quality Scotland Awards for the third year

We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the Quality Scotland Awards for the third consecutive year.

This year’s event is in the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on 19th June and will, as usual, be a lavish affair with a number of worthy nominees and a subsequent overall winner.

Last year’s winner was Dunedin Canmore and worthy winners they were too.

We are excited to see which nominees have made the cut this year and will enjoy the presentations and keynote speaker along with a delicious dinner and catching up with some old friends and colleagues.

 

Posted by / April 14, 2019 / Posted in News

Testimonials

Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service – Operations said:

“Had a great day, Team working was great”

“Fantastic day, actual fun, best staff engagement day I’ve been to in any work place”

“Well done to those who devised the day- It was excellent”

‘Mr Falkirk’ Alex Totten supports National Green Standard Leadership Courses at Falkirk Football Ground

Mr Falkirk, Alex Totten, has expressed his support for the National Green Standard Leadership and Strategic Management Course being delivered at Falkirk Football ground kicking off  on 22nd October

Today’s leaders need many skills and they need to work and act flexibly if they are to succeed. That’s why traditional training programmes are no longer the best option for the emerging leader.

Falkirk Football Community Foundation (FFCF) has a long history of training people in the skills needed on and off the pitch and working in partnership with top leadership trainers they are now pleased to offer a new Action Learning Leadership and Strategic Management Course. Combining leadership training with physical activity ‘On the Pitch’ is an excellent way to develop skills and embed learning. Add into this mix an action learning approach and you have a powerful set of tools transferable throughout your career.

Mary McLuskey executive coach and management consultant said, “Action learning is a very positive and pragmatic way to apply classroom learning in the workplace; it is a sophisticated process to solve complex organisational problems. Reflection and learning form this approach allows you to make better decisions and become a true leader.”

David Stewart, FFCF Community Manager said, “bringing together the ‘On the Pitch’ training with leadership and strategic management development is a unique offering and one that is rarely available. The opportunity to learn within the walls of a football club does not happen often. Getting to develop skills and knowledge in the changing room or corridors of power adds an extra dimension to the learning process.”

The training programme comprises of a set of 5 core modules plus 1 elective module. In addition each module is matched to an ‘On the Pitch’ training activity and a one hour session of executive one-to-one coaching. The cost of the course includes Falkirk Foundation training kit so that each cohort has access to the full spectrum of learning.

“All we ask is that participants come ready to learn in a new way and bring their trainers for activity ‘On the Pitch’,” said Mary.

 

To book your place on the first module on 22nd October, please  click here 

If you would rather have the course delivered on your premises please email allyson@nationalgreenstandard.co.uk OR mary@nationalgreenstandard.co.uk

 

 

Posted by / September 5, 2018 / Posted in News

LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT COURSE

 

 

 

A new approach to Leadership and Strategic Management Development

Today’s leaders need many skills and they need to work and act flexibly if they are to succeed. That’s why traditional training programmes are no longer the best option for the emerging leader.

We offer a local payback to young people in your area when you choose to develop your skills with us. We use part of the fees you pay to provide a free Leadership and Strategic Management            Development course to will deliver this development activity.

Falkirk Foundation has a long history of training people in the skills needed on and off the pitch and working in partnership with top leadership trainers they are now pleased to offer a new Action Learning Leadership and Strategic Management Course.

Combining leadership training with physical activity ‘On the Pitch’ is an excellent way to develop skills and embed learning. Add into this mix an action learning approach and you have a powerful set of tools transferable throughout your career.

Mary McLuskey executive coach and management consultant said, “Action learning is a very positive and pragmatic way to apply classroom learning in the workplace; it is a sophisticated process to solve complex organisational problems. Reflection and learning form this approach allows you to make better decisions and become a true leader.”

David Stewart, community manager said, “bringing together the ‘On the Pitch’ training with leadership and strategic management development is a unique offering and one that is rarely available. The opportunity to learn within the walls of a football club does not happen often. Getting to develop skills and knowledge in the changing room or corridors of power adds an extra dimension to the learning process.”

The training programme comprises of a set of 5 core modules plus 1 elective module. In addition each module is matched to an ‘On the Pitch’ training activity and a one hour session of executive one-to-one coaching. The cost of the course includes a Falkirk Football kit so that each cohort has access to the full spectrum of learning.

“All we ask is that participants come ready to learn in a new way and bring their trainers for activity ‘On the Pitch’,” said Mary.

To register your interest in these courses, please click here

Notes

Mary S. McLuskey is a management consultant with over 25 years’ experience. Mary has held positions of CEO and Managing Director and has a number of Non-Executive Director appointments.

Mary studied for an MBA at Glasgow Caledonian University where she was trained by Dr Rev Revan in Action Learning techniques.

Peter McIntyre’s leadership and management spans 39 years of military service from private soldier to Lieutenant Colonel.  Peter is hard working, committed, and gregarious with an easy demeanour and disposition.  His skills include excellent communication, leadership, change management, facilitation, coaching and learning and development.   His passion is teaching, lecturing, coaching and facilitating at all levels. World travelled erudite and diverse with a natural enthusiasm for imparting knowledge.

On the Pitch coaches provided by Falkirk Football Club

 

ADT achieves National Green Standard Accreditation

Applied Driving Techniques (ADT), the award-winning provider of fleet compliance and driver risk management, is the proud recipient of  National Green Standard Accreditation which reflects their commitment towards being socially aware, economically viable and achieving their goals through environmentally sustainable practices.

“This award is further good news for ADT as in 2016 we were also delighted to win both a 2016 ‘Commercial Fleet Award’ and a 2016 ‘Brake Award’ for our partnership with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)” said Dr Jim Golby, Director at ADT.  “So, this is our third award within the last four months and very much rewards our efforts of being socially responsible, economically viable and delivering environmentally sound business practices. Driving on company business is the most dangerous “at work” activity undertaken by employees and ensuring that a fully legally compliant approach to safety and well being is in place is a business critical legal requirement which employers must fulfil”.

National Green Standard Accreditation has been developed with a focus on processes, people, and the planet.  The award has a bias towards the Triple Bottom Line Principle which seeks to balance financial growth with corporate responsibility, short-term gains with long-term profitability, and shareholder return with other stakeholder interest.

Commenting on their achievement of the Standard, Steve Homer, Head of Business Development at National Green Stndard said: “As a market leader ADT continues to lead its sector by being the first to receive the National Green Standard Award.  They have actively worked towards the award for several months and have taken advantage of all the support available. This achievement reflects their efforts in continuing to deliver excellence in all aspects of their business whilst being socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally friendly.”

ADT’s expertise lies in helping businesses understand the specific risks facing employees who drive on company business and in the delivery of fully managed services that ensure employers are fully compliant with proactive targeted solutions in place to help reduce accidents, protect staff and save money.

A driver specific Duty of Care Risk Assessment Process forms a key element of ADT’s award winning process and the careful analysis of the results from individual drivers facilitates the targeting of any risk mitigation intervention and training for “higher risk” employees.  The organisation will also ensure employees are legally entitled to drive, using safe vehicles that have a valid MOT, and which are fully taxed and insured for business use.

For ADT, the benefits of achieving the NSGA extend beyond saving money and improving efficiency to helping to protect vehicles from excessive wear and tear which can lead to increased costs and exposure to risk. Their journey towards achieving the National Green Standard Accreditation is an excellent example of how one business can help others to achieve business benefits whilst caring for the environment. Their commitment to improving compliance and employee safety is not their only driving influence.

ADT support organisations to lower their overheads and implement robust risk checks that inevitably ensure they survive longer in a competitive market place. A company with a reduced turnover of vehicles, fewer accidents, and safer drivers at the wheel will naturally be more sustainable. A natural bi-product of an organisation’s commitment to improving the behaviour and safety of its employees driving capabilities is less stress, and wear and tear on company vehicles, lowering replacement rates that naturally contribute to a lower carbon footprint. Successful companies are the ones who recognise areas where they are weakest and are prepared to bring in experts to improve knowledge gaps to build robust processes. ADT’s commitment to improving compliance naturally compliments the National Green Standard focus on making companies sustainable, looking after their people and caring for the environment.

“A key aim of ADT is to help companies avoid unknowingly ‘turning a blind eye’ to their legal obligations relating to their employees driving on company business, irrespective of whether these business journeys are undertaken in a company vehicle or the often over looked group of employees who use their own vehicle – the so called ‘grey fleet’ users” added Dr Golby.  “Many employers still remain unaware that they have exactly the same duty of care and health and safety obligations to their ‘grey fleet’ drivers in terms of reducing risk at work, ensuring their validity to be driving, having business use insurance in place, and the safety of their vehicle.

ADT help their clients develop sustainable best practice policies and green initiatives to address these issues and to ensure that the client is working sustainably so that the contribution to the bottom-line is a positive one.

“The issue of sustainability and putting forward green initiatives is not going away. Every day more people become better informed on how to minimise their impact on the environment. ADT has the unique opportunity of linking customer ethical concerns with businesses economic concerns that will continue to promote it as a market leader.”

Steve Homer, said: “By demonstrating to both peers and potential clients that ADT itself behaves ethically and sustainably they are leading the way within a circular economy and a Natonal Green Standard is supporting their journey.  This award will enable ADT to build further on their success, internally through the feedback received and externally as a marketing tool to help win and sustain business.

“Whether a small, medium or large organisation, the circular economy does affects a business and they can all benefit from it Everything has a value and by working smarter and more sustainably, a business can benefit from being socially responsible, economically viable and delivering environmentally sound business practices. We’re here to help on this journey.”