LOW-COST, LOW-STRESS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES EVERYWHERE
We help small businesses to look after the environment and improve their bottom line.
Green Small Business is suitable for small businesses, sole traders and the self-employed. It is suitable for a wide range of business types across a wide range of sectors but is particularly suited to those with limited environmental impacts. For example, office-based businesses, retail outlets, tradespeople and arts/entertainment businesses.
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Green Small Business was established to enable all businesses to think about their environmental impacts, take steps to address them and maximise the business benefits from doing so. Lots of businesses have now benefited from getting Green Small Business certified but plenty more have thought about doing so and not… Read more
“The Green Small Business approach gives us a structure to work with and aim for, rather than feeling the task of being green feeling too big to achieve and beyond our finances. Our customers will appreciate the changes we are making by being able to show the certification and it will attract like minded collaborators into our business. It was a very straight forward process and we are so glad we invested in this.”
St Marks Stays
“Thank you so much for the policy and environmental action plan. They are great and show an understanding of our business and the realities of running a business. It will work as a great way of keeping us in check with our own environmental plans and a way of letting clients know about our plans and aims.”
“Our environmental policy is fairly out-dated and often falls to the wayside. It can be difficult to engage the whole team to consider our environmental impact so the Green Small Business approach will be a huge help by clarifying our priorities and giving us clear short and long term goals, helping us to achieve our aim of being an exemplar organisation in the cultural sector, leading the way in the fight against climate change”.
Dan Jacques, Finance & Admin Manager, LIFT
“We think it will give confidence to our customers and potential customers that we take our responsibilities to the environment seriously and that Green Small Business has given us a chance to demonstrate this without going down more cumbersome and resource-heavy routes more suited to larger companies”
Alastair Forbes, Southcombe Brothers Ltd
“Green Small Business put together an easy to manage action plan that breaks down the different aspects of our business practice into manageable and achievable targets. We can concentrate on achieving small things, such as choosing the right kind of recycled paper, whilst maintaining our overall ambition of running an ethical green business. The action plan is a fantastic way for small businesses with limited resources to achieve an ambitious green business plan that has an integrity rooted in establishing key green and ethical principles.”
Laura Miller, Miller Clear Architects LLP