Beyond Green Sustainability Newsletter Spring 2023

In our Spring Newsletter below, you can read more about our 4 Day Working week pilot, our most recent case study, and our award entries for this quarter.

4 Day Working Week Pilot

A new year, a new challenge – this year, we’re taking another step forward to supporting our team’s work/life balance and wellbeing by piloting a 4 Day Working Week model. 

We’re building on our digital transformation and our accessibility work to make delivering high quality work and added value to our clients possible even with reduced hours. We are taking an evidence based approach to ensure we can reliably measure the impacts on our business. By regularly checking in as a team to share tips and tricks for a 4DW, we can identify necessary changes to the way we work so we can continually improve and make 4DW a reality! The results of the UK 4 day working week pilot programme were announced and its overall success is inspiring.

We’re not expecting any impact on our projects or our clients. Our official working hours from now on will be Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5:30 pm, though as our team has flexible working options, you may get responses outside of these hours.

Moving to a 4 Day Working Week! A diverse set of people celebrating the announcement.

ICAS Case Study and Retainer

This time, we’re sharing a case study on ICAS, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. They have been reporting their annual carbon emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2011 and recently wanted to expand their climate leadership and develop a Net Zero strategy.

You can read the details of the ICAS Net Zero project on our website.

Here is some feedback from ICAS, who we are now working with on a retainer basis:

Beyond Green have been fantastic in guiding us through our journey towards Net Zero, from the early Briefing and Scoping Sessions, through our Data Collection Sessions to establish our Carbon Inventory, to quantifying our Carbon Baseline. They provided the right mixture of guidance and technical expertise, where those were required and steered us through the process of developing our Net Zero Roadmap.

– Craig Anderson, ICAS Facilitates Manager, November 2022

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a senior sustainability advisor to join our team. 

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in advising businesses to make informed decisions using their technical expertise. As part of the core delivery team, you will need to calculate carbon emissions for all categories, lead group discussions to identify carbon reduction options, model Net Zero pathways to 2050, including data analysis for scenario planning, and conduct initial energy efficiency and renewable energy assessments.Find all the details of our vacancy and apply on LinkedIn here. 

We're hiring!


CeeD Awards Finalist

We were finalists in the Transformational Change Category in the Centre for Engineering, Education and Development (CeeD) awards. The pandemic and our subsequent shift to permanently remote work have been a challenge for us as a microbusiness, and we’re proud of the way we’ve adapted as a business and come out stronger for the future. 

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards - Sustainability Award, 2023 Scotland Finalist

Celebrating Small Business Awards Finalist

We were finalists for Federation of Small Business (FSB)’s sustainability award in Scotland!  It’s great to see our impact and our partnership approach to working with SMEs recognized. 

CeeD Industry Awards 2023 Finalist

Recognising Women in Sustainability

Early this month was International Women’s Day. As a sustainability focused business, we’re very aware of the barriers to inclusion for women who are passionate about sustainability and want to be leaders of the change needed for a Just Transition. Read more about what Beyond Green is doing to improve parity of women.

New Client: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Scotland

We are excited to be working with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to support them with their strategic objective to develop their Net Zero Strategy and carbon reduction roadmap. This builds on our work with similar medical professional bodies like The Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons. 

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy