Environmental Sustainability

When growing a business, consideration should be given to two important areas of business; that of Sustainable development and Equality and Diversity.

Sustainable Development considers how a business grows whilst maximising positive environmental impacts and mitigating potential negative impacts. Below we include some useful links for more information. If you need further advice, please get in touch with us for an appointment with a Business Connector.


Are you working towards Net Zero?

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The UK government has partnered with business owners and respected climate groups to help businesses like you to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet.

Whatever size your business or industry you’re in, your commitment could make a real difference – to your business, to your customers, to your community, to the planet – and to your energy bills!

That’s why the UK government has created the UK Business Climate Hub, a campaign that asks UK small businesses of up to 250 employees to join the fight against climate change by committing to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.


Even the smallest businesses produce carbon emissions – it could be through your building, your vehicles or your supply chain. The UK government is asking you to commit to cutting those carbon emissions in half by 2030 and to reach ‘net zero’ by 2050. Net zero means that you are putting no more carbon into the atmosphere than you are taking out of it.

When you commit, you’ll get the tools to help you understand your emissions, how to tackle them, and how to share what you’re doing with your customers and your community.

The UK government is hosted COP26 in Glasgow in 2021 where world leaders pledged to tackle the climate emergency. And you can be part of it. Become one of thousands of small business climate leaders across the UK this year and commit today at the UK Business Climate Hub.



The South West Energy Hub helps public sector and not-for-profit organisations get green energy projects up and running through Local Capacity Support, Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) and Low Carbon Retrofit.

Their aim is to increase the number, scale and quality of low carbon energy projects across the South West, reducing the region’s carbon footprint.