How can my business be more sustainable?

We were reminded recently about the impact global warming is having on the world with record heat temperatures in parts of the UK. But how can your business help our country move towards net zero? A company that has a smaller negative impact on the environment is known as a sustainable or “green business”. These businesses could also have a positive effect on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy.

How could going green help your business?

Making a change within your business and going green is not only beneficial for reducing global warming but it also has benefits for your business too. You could see lower costs as well as improvements to your business’s reputation in the area amongst staff and customers. It is becoming increasingly more common that consumers are assessing a company’s environmental credentials, while business supply chains are under major amounts of pressure to minimise the environmental, ethical and social impacts.

There are many different incentives for greener businesses. Over time, climate change awareness is expected to see legislation designed to support environmental pledges and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

With the new focus on climate change and supporting the environment, sustainability should be more at the forefront of a business’s operations. Even just the smallest of changes could make a big difference in helping UK businesses move towards a greener future.

British Business banks 8 ideas on sustainability:

  1. Don’t use single use plastic
  2. Use sustainable suppliers and service providers
  3. Implement a greener commute scheme
  4. Switch to low energy lightbulbs
  5. Install smart power strips
  6. Reduce water usage
  7. Make workspaces more heat efficient
  8. Install built in recycling units.

Need any further advice?

If you are interested to find out more about how your business can make a difference towards climate change, please do get in touch with a member of the team!