And he urged firms to take cutting their carbon output "seriously", adding that a 20 per cent reduction in consumption can give a similar boost to profits as a sales increase of around five per cent.
Mr Haywood also warned over the importance to comply with new legislation relating to green issues, such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme.
His comments come after the release of a new report from the Committee on Climate Change, which revealed the pace of emissions cuts needs to be increased if the UK is to meet its reduction targets.
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