Can you really eradicate greenwashing? Optimum debates with Stephen Ashcroft.

During September 2023, Paul sat down with Stephen Ashcroft to debate Greenwashing and the steps that businesses need to take to eradicate it. What is Greenwashing?  Greenwashing is a deceptive marketing or public relations strategy used by businesses to make their services appear more environmentally friendly and sustainable than they actually are. What is Optimums […]

Carbon Literacy Project – Paul achieves accreditation

Carbon Literacy

At the end of 2022, Paul became the first Optimum employee to complete The Carbon Literacy Project accreditation. Optimum have committed that all employees and key associates gain accreditation as part of our ESG objectives. Scotland has set a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. To achieve this target, communities, businesses and organisations […]

Optimum Business Growth become a Living Wage Employer

Optimum are delighted to become an accredited Living Wage Employer. The accreditation demonstrates our commitment to paying our employees a rate of pay that allows them to enjoy a decent standard of living. The real Living Wage, which is voluntary, is independently calculated annually by The Resolution Foundation based on the cost of living. As […]

Optimum leading by example to tackle climate change

Optimum are leading by example in the race to tackle climate change by signing up to the Net Zero Nation accelerator. The accelerator, designed by Scottish community-based social enterprise Net Zero nation, is designed to help businesses gain audited carbon accounts to SECR standards. Operations Director, Eileen Johnstone, is working with the Net Zero Nation […]

Carbon Reduction Plans on major government contracts (PPN 06/21)

The UK Government Cabinet Office issued the guidance to all Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies with guidance to assess a supplier’s Carbon Reduction commitments. The guidance applies to contracts, framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems (DPS) over the value of £5 million per annum (ex. VAT), and includes: Baseline of […]