Bourne-based Lark Energy has announced that it will be renewing its sponsorship of the Investors in the Environment scheme. The scheme is designed to help businesses in the Eastern region by providing a practical framework for reducing waste and energy use. However, unlike other schemes, in order to receive accreditation participants must demonstrate measurable environmental savings. Currently, over 600 businesses have pledged their support for the scheme, with around 100 businesses having already achieved or working towards accreditation.

The Investors in the Environment scheme is being delivered through a coalition of organisations and companies including, Peterborough Environment City Trust in partnership with Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Opportunity Peterborough, Greater Peterborough Partnership and Peterborough City Council  

Investors in the Environment Project Officer, Kim Coley, said: “By pledging support to the scheme businesses not only reduce waste and energy use but can streamline their businesses by saving costs. There are three levels of accreditation – Bronze, Silver and Green – depending on how far organisations want to enhance their environmental performance.

Coley continued: “We are delighted that Lark Energy is continuing to sponsor the initiative. Working closely with a network of organisations like Lark Energy, Investors in the Environment is providing a series of events, courses and seminars that can help create a better workplace by educating businesses about the resources which are available to them.”

Jonathan Selwyn, Lark Energy's Managing Director, added: “Lark Energy is delighted to continue its work with Investors in the Environment. As a local company focused on sustainability and green building practices we are proud to pledge our continued support to Peterborough's Environment Capital Initiative. I hope that this scheme will go a long way in helping Peterborough become the country's environment capital.”