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November 16th 2021
We’ve always focussed on sustainability in our business – simple things like meeting virtually with long-distance clients (even pre-pandemic) and working with suppliers who are located nearby, to help reduce travel/delivery time. Not to mention the basics, like plastic and paper recycling.
In fact, and quite rightly, we’re increasingly expected to demonstrate our green credentials to prospects and clients – particularly when bidding for work in the Public Sector, where a stance on sustainability is often a prerequisite.
But recently, there’s been a sense we can do even more. Aside from heightened media coverage, I speak to clients daily who are bumping sustainability back up the priority list. And that’s a great opportunity to help and input on ideas, yet sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. Which is why we made the commitment to join the SME Climate Hub.
If you haven’t come across the SME Climate Hub you can find loads of information here: https://businessclimatehub.org/uk/. In summary, it’s a government initiative to help SMEs reduce carbon emissions and make steps towards Net Zero. From cycle to work schemes, to building insulation and LED lighting you’ll find there’s plenty to help guide you – and if you’re like us, a few ideas you may not have considered.
Naturally, there are plenty of direct business benefits from being more sustainable. Here’s three areas where I know we benefit:
Let’s be honest, the last almost 2-years have been challenging for business, and understandably, sustainability might have slipped down the priority list. However, as we adapt and move forward, I’d urge you to consider both the environmental and commercial benefits of taking steps towards Net Zero. You’ll find its better for business and better for everyone.