What do you want to learn?
- I want to understand what being a sustainable business means
- I want to find out practical tips for becoming more sustainable
- I am interested in how I prepare my business for net zero
Being a sustainable business is more than just a buzzword, it is a way of developing and growing your company in line with the wider society-wide move towards building a sustainable future. In this section, we look at how you can plan to run a more sustainable business, what you can do in practice, and how your business can be prepared for the move towards ‘net zero’.
Jack Colding is the Growth Hub’s new specialist for Environment and Sustainability. Jack will work closely with businesses in North Yorkshire to reduce costs and stay ahead of new rules on net zero. Jack’s background has given him insights into decarbonisation processes, and he is eager to help businesses reduce their energy and waste.
As part of £22.3m of Shared Prosperity Funding, North Yorkshire Council have made grants and support available to address gaps preventing businesses taking action on net zero. Jack Colding can assist businesses in accessing this funding, opening the door to opportunities for sustainability and growth.
How to make your business sustainable
What does it mean to be a sustainable business? How can you built in sustainable practice from the start?
This series of guides on sustainable practice, recycling, re-use and reducing waste can help all sizes of businesses.
Moving to Net Zero is the biggest challenge of our time. Find out how you can make the change in your business.
We are delighted to announce the addition of three new team members who will play a crucial role in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs as business advisors for North Yorkshire.
This scheme of business sustainability support includes several options for small and medium businesses including grants and fully funded audits.
Crimple, a busy Bistro and Foodhall, aimed to reduce its environmental impact and lower its power consumption through heat recovery.
With a solar power investment totalling over £400,000, Ellis Patents has successfully installed 173 new solar panels at its headquarters.
Claiming your business, product or service is sustainable is a big win, but it's important to make sure you're saying the right thing. The Green Claims Code can help you talk about your net zero credentials with six key elements.
Do you understand the key climate change terms every business should know? Get to grips with net zero terminology and learn how you can use it to your advantage with our free resources.
Preparing for the challenges a business might come up against when times get tough can seem like a mammoth task. You want to protect your business and guarantee that it can survive the adversity. It can be helpful to think about why you’re making a plan to ensure business continuity. Once you have in mind
How can you, as a small business, have a more positive impact on the environment?
A free digital glossary defining the key climate change terms relevant to businesses, to help you understand and engage with sustainability resources and support.
The Net-Zero Business Toolkit aims to make sustainability simple and is suitable for businesses of any sector or size. Download the toolkit today to get started or continue with your net-zero journey.
Download all of our free guides on how to be more sustainable in your business and start benefiting from the circular economy.
The global COVID-19 pandemic and other threats such as the EU exit, are forcing us to think about business resilience.
Consumer demand for quality products that last is at an all time high and purpose is becoming an important part of many businesses.
Consumers are increasingly looking for brands which have sustainability at their core.
Limiting the natural resources we use and making the most of existing ones is a cornerstone of the circular economy.
The cost of disposing of waste is increasing and regulations around disposal are tightening. Read our guide on how to reduce these.