I’ve been an environmental consultant for many years, advising governments, other public agencies and private businesses on topics such as energy, waste and climate change. I’ve helped develop environmental management systems for organisations and businesses, large and small.
I developed Green Small Business because of a real frustration about the failure of traditional environmental management system approaches to meet the needs of the small environmental consultancies I have worked in. Even these businesses, advising others on protecting the environment, have struggled to manage their own environmental impacts because the mainstream approaches available were too onerous and expensive.
Green Small Business was developed to provide small businesses and other small organisations with a simple system which is proportionate to their environmental impacts and recognises that their finances and time are precious.
Tim Maiden, founder of Green Small Business, partner at CAG Consultants (a leading sustainability consultancy in the UK), lover of the hills, dad of three.