Media Release: Scottish Bakers ‘use their loaf’ with training module and smartphone app


SCOTTISH Bakers is giving members the chance to ‘use their loaf’ and improve resource efficiency with an exciting new training module to help staff learn how to cut waste and save money.

The trade body has also just launched its membership app, which has been developed with Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, which helps organisations to tackle their resource use.

It provides essential advice for members on how to avoid wasting money on ingredients, water and energy.

The easy-to-use app provides simple, practical tips for businesses and covers facilities, buildings management and processes. It also gives members a voice through the forum area and dates for the diary with the events calendar.

It’s available for download on android in the Google Play store and in the iTunes store.

Scottish Bakers is working with Resource Efficient Scotland to improve resource use in the baking industry, saving money, improving environmental performance and increasing skills, and is an ambassador for the Resource Efficiency Pledge. In 2014, Scottish Bakers included sustainability part of their manifesto.

The industry body recognises that the way in which businesses use energy, water and materials has a direct impact on their competitiveness and future viability. As ambassadors of the Resource Efficiency Pledge, Scottish Bakers has agreed to:

  • Commit to embedding resource efficiency in our own business operations;
  • Assist its network to achieve sustainable growth for their businesses and throughout their supply chain; and
  • Actively contribute to achieving a low carbon economy for Scotland

Marissa Lippiatt, head of Resource Efficient Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to launch this sophisticated but simple to use new app with Scottish Bakers, which will help its members to tackle resource use and save money, while developing skills for staff. As an ambassador for the Resource Efficiency Pledge, Scottish Bakers is working hard to spread the word on the benefits of improved resource efficiency. Any business looking for free specialist support should call RES on 0808 808 2268.”

Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, said: “The way we work is changing and in today’s world, technology is a great enabler allowing information to be shared, knowledge to be promoted and business to be done. We are confident that our members will find this resource both fit for purpose in the modern world and a great support in a drive to resource efficiency throughout our industry.”

Editor’s Notes

  • Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) was launched in 2013 to help businesses, the public sector and the third sector save money by using resources more efficiently. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is helping Scotland to become more efficient in its use of resources. As a facilitator and enabler of change, we help to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and promote responsible water use – all as part of a journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable economy.
  • Zero Waste Scotland has six key delivery priorities for 2014-15. These are: Supporting a circular economy; Harnessing the value of recycling; Transforming attitudes to food waste; Reducing the impacts of litter; Implementing resource efficiency savings; Accelerating the development of low carbon heat.

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