Green Growth efficiency review secures DJS Research new contracts

6th February 2015 14:48

Since DJS Research’s incorporation in 2005, the company has expanded at a rapid rate, transitioning from just 1 member of staff to 48 full timeGreen Growth efficiency review secures DJS Research new contracts staff and over 200 temporary staff. As a result of this ever-growing recruitment, the environmental impact has also inevitably risen.

In April 2014, DJS Research received a Green Growth efficiency review with the intention of reducing its environmental impact and preserving its reputation for being a responsible and ethical company. Despite performing well, DJS Research made a variety of changes following the review in order to further reduce their effect on the environment. For example, the company trained their staff on how to help the company reduce the impact.

DJS Research also invested in tablet computers to enable field-based researchers to avoid using paper, and gather their data electronically, as well as switching to energy efficient computer equipment in their telephone unit.

Soon after, the Cheshire based market research company scored full marks on the sustainability section of a public tender response for one of the UK’s most well-known government departments. This, combined with specialist expertise,. resulted a £115,000 contract with the prominent Government department.

DJS Research also won £16,000 of new sales as a result of the using tablets within face-to-face market research.

Due to the effort the company put into the changes, DJS Research were shortlisted for the Innovation and Community Contribution category at the North West Green Hero Awards.

Managing Director of DJS Research, Danny Sims said of the changes: “We consider ourselves an ethical company, with an understanding of our responsibility to our staff, the local community and to the wider business world. Our recent improvements have made us a cleaner and greener company and I consider the success in securing our new contracts as directly attributable to the advice provided to us by the Green Growth service.”

Speaking of DJS Research, Claire Scott said: “As an office-based business, DJS Research does not have as great an environmental impact as its industrial neighbours. However, this hasn’t stopped them from implementing a wide range of measures to reduce their energy, transport and waste related emissions. The fact that this is standing them in good stead with public sector contracts is well deserved.”

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