Our aim has always been to provide a small business-specific alternative to ISO14001. We know that most small businesses don’t have time to dedicate to developing, implementing and monitoring an elaborate environmental management system. It’s one more thing on top of an endless list of other things. Green Small Business was designed to allow small businesses to develop an environmental management system which is proportionate to their size and the scale of their environmental impacts.
Our approach really worked for Hampshire-based Abbey Office Solutions:
“We were looking for a way to make us stand out from our competitors on the environmental side of things but found that the ISO14001 route too costly and time consuming. A lot of the detail was irrelevant to our size of business. Green Small Business has given us an ideal platform to develop our EMS system that is relevant to us. It was a quick and straightforward process and Green Small Business were a great help in advising me on some of the sections. I would definitely recommend Green Small Business.”
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We have worked hard to make sure that Green Small Business does not feel like a burden, whilst making a genuine difference to the environmental impact of small businesses. To find out how it all works, see the How? section of our website.