How do I get started?

A good place to start improving your in-house practice is with the Big Five areas of business sustainability: Transport, Waste, Energy, Workplace and Purchasing.


Transport

By thinking about your transport options, you can drastically reduce the amount of emissions your business creates. A travel plan can help you reduce travel and parking pressure as well as reduce emissions.

Click here to download our Transport resource sheet.


Waste

By minimising waste, your business can reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, save money by reducing waste disposal costs, and lower the input of materials that goes into production.

Waste minimisation involves implementing waste prevention, waste reduction, recycling and reusing initiatives.

Click here to download our Waste resource sheet.


Energy

More than just switching off lights and equipment at the end of the day, your business can make real energy reductions by implementing an energy saving programme.

Click here to download our Energy resource sheet.


Healthy Workplaces

Your staff are critical to the success of your business. By implementing good employment practices, such as flexible working hours, access to professional development and training, and family-friendly policies, you will create an environment where your staff feel valued and content.

Click here to download our Healthy Workplaces resource sheet.

Click here to download our resource sheet on Valuing your People: How to effectively engage your employees.


Purchasing

It’s important to consider every aspect of what you are buying for your business: from the supply chain through to the end-of-life for the product.  You can set up sustainable purchasing guidelines for your business and use the Sustainable Business Directory to find sustainable products and services

Click here to download our Sustainable purchasing Resource.