Environmental Policy

A Business Guide to Going Green

A Business Guide to Going Green

Everyone worries about the environment, but these worries are often forgotten when it comes to running a business. Many companies avoid being green due to fears about cost – yet failing to follow legislation can end up costing you a whole lot more. It’s imperative that you find out what legislation there is, and how it affects your firm. But being green doesn’t just have to be a method of damage limitation – it can reduce your costs and give you a considerable edge over the competition. The guide covers why environmental concerns are your concerns, how to devise a plan for addressing them, and what actions you can take to ease your impact on the environment. Why bother being a green business? Our understanding of the impact that business operations have on the environment has grown massive... »

Writing Your First Environmental Policy

Writing Your First Environmental Policy

In a previous article, we’ve discussed the merits of having an Environmental Policy and taking those first steps towards being a green business. So you can strike whilst the iron’s hot, we’ve put together a template Environmental Policy to help you get started. Before implementing the Policy, it’s important to ensure it is approved by management to ensure buy-in for the company’s new-found green ambitions. It’s also worth showing a draft of the policy to your staff, as they may have some great business-relevant ideas to include. Whilst a template can help you get off the blocks, there could be numerous industry specific issues that would make good inclusions. The template below is designed to be free of industry bias. As mentioned, there may be some tweaks or inclusions (or deletions!) you... »