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Government Urged To Help Small Businesses ‘Go Green’ And Help UK Meet Emissions Target

Government Urged To Help Small Businesses ‘Go Green’ And Help UK Meet Emissions Target

The government has been urged to incentivise more small businesses to embrace green energy and help the UK meet its emissions target, in a new report released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The Power Of Price: Energising Small Business In The Next UK Carbon Plan suggests that most enterprises would welcome such changes – with 86% already believing the UK is too reliant on imported energy, with 61% admitting powering their business is a significant cost. 10% of all small firms now generate their own energy on site, with the possibility of selling a surplus back to the grid an added revenue opportunity for many. Indeed, an environmental conscience appears to already exist in millions of UK small firms as 40% have already installed efficient lights, 23% have implemented sw... »

Save Money AND Run a Sustainable Business: Is it Possible?

Save Money AND Run a Sustainable Business: Is it Possible?

It is a common misconception that being sustainable means ineffective cost methods, for reusing even the simplest of items can give a business the environmental responsibility they need to uphold a positive reputation – regardless of size. A global survey previously identified that 53% of consumers would prefer to purchase products and services from a company with strong environmental dedication; meaning running an unsustainable business could be causing more harm than you think. Whether you’re situated in a sky-scraping metropolis or a quaint space in a town centre, these helpful tips and efficient solutions will guide your business to a greener future without damaging your profitability. Purchase refillable pens It is estimated over 240m disposable pens that contain plastic and toxic ink... »

Green Office Tips

Whilst the headlines are often grabbed by large, multi-nationals organisations when it comes to impressive green savings, there are still tangible benefits to be had at a lower level. In fact, almost any business with an office or administration element can slash costs and their impact on the environment. This guide provides numerous green ideas and tips so that SMEs can get started at little or even zero cost. These tried and tested principles are also compatible with some of the requirements within the ISO 14001 standard. Establishing your goals Before you can get an idea of what reductions and savings can be had, the measurement of your current output (paper, consumables, packaging, water and energy) is essential. This will enable you to establish goals, track your performance and boost... »

10 Tips for Green Fleet Management

There are a number of ways to make your business fleet greener. Not only is this better for the environment, but green fleet management is a cost-effective strategy for you as a business. It’s all about the bigger picture for businesses today – commitment to your social and environmental impact is more important than ever. Through greener fleet management, you can be kinder to the environment, earn brownie points for “doing your bit” and make savings that will ultimately improve your bottom line. So below are ten top tips from The Energy Savings Trust to a greener way of managing your business fleet. Promote vehicles with low CO2 emissions to help reduce employee car tax and National Insurance. Evaluate alternative fuel cars to see if they might benefit your fleet. ... »