Why sustainability is important to SMEs

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Key learnings

  • In 2021, small businesses accounted for around 30% of all UK greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Making your business more sustainable could save you time and money in the long-term.
  • Demand from consumers and buyers means sustainable businesses are looked on more favourably that others.

If you own or run a small business, you have a critical role to play in the fight against climate change. Here, we explain why sustainability is important for start-ups and SMEs, what the benefits of greening your business are and what steps you can take to make it happen.

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