Early in 2019 Lifeline Alarm Systems along with other local Island Businesses committed to the Green Impact Project. Green Impact IW is an innovative partnership between the National Union of Students which has developed the Green Impact model over the last 11 years, as well as the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Isle of Wight College and Isle of Wight Council. It’s also sponsored by several Island businesses, and thanks to this support the 2-year pilot is free for all island businesses.
The first ever Green Impact IW awards event was held at The Isle of Wight College. Here the achievements of the Islands’ business community in making the island a cleaner and greener place to live and work were recognised.
The project has received national recognition, winning an Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) Sustainability Impact Award in the Consultancy and Collaboration category in September 2019. Over 65 Island businesses took part in the first year of the pilot, from small family businesses like Love Running, to Island giants Liz Earle. Collectively participants took an impressive 1159 greening actions!
Lifeline were one of just five businesses to be awarded Silver Accreditation. Chanelle Sulik, Lifeline’s Environmental Champion, accepted the award and said, “This is another demonstration of the commitment we make to the Island. It goes hand in hand with our EN14001 Environmental Management System and we are delighted to do our part however small in protecting our Island.”
Lifeline were joined by similar like minded businesses, including Vikoma International, PC Consultants, Love to Run, Cowes Chiropractors and Wight Computers as well as many others who are dedicated to making an impact – a Green Impact.