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Small business hub: Sustainability tips and advice

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No matter how small your business is, being more environmentally friendly can be beneficial to your long-term success, as well as your bottom line. By committing to going green, you’ll be future proofing your business and doing your bit to tackle the climate crisis.

Here, you’ll find the resources you need to help you on your net zero journey.


Carbon footprint calculator

Knowing what emissions you’re producing, and where you’re producing them, can be complex. If you’re serious about going on a journey to reduce your emissions, it’s important to understand what your carbon footprint looks like right now.

Our carbon footprint calculator is free to download and easy to use.

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How to make your small business more sustainable

Being sustainable is good for business. It makes you more attractive to employees and investors and can also save you money in the long term. And the good thing is, becoming a sustainable business might not be as difficult or expensive as you think.

Here, we explain what a sustainable business is and offer some tips and advice to help your small business become more sustainable.

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What is net zero? A small business guide

The term net zero means achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere and those taken out.

Read the full article to find out more about net zero and the steps you can take to become a net zero company.

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