How to get started on sustainability

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If you’re just starting out on your journey, our guide can help you understand the benefits and how you can effectively introduce more sustainable practices to your business.

Operating sustainably is an ever-increasing focus for businesses of all shapes and sizes but it can be hard to know where to start. Whether it’s worth committing to becoming more sustainable and which aspects are most relevant and will have most impact, our ‘How to get started’ guide can help you work through these questions and more.

  • Understand changing attitudes towards sustainability and what’s driving them
  • Get a clear view on the benefits of being more sustainable
  • Read about steps you need to take to start your sustainability journey
  • Access insight and experience from fellow businesses on their own sustainability journeys

How to get started on sustainability

Whether it’s complying with tighter regulation, meeting growing customer expectations or keeping pace with your competitors, businesses cannot afford to ignore sustainability. But how do you get started?

7 steps to kick-start your efforts

From setting targets to measuring progress and making the most of collaboration, our motion graphic takes you through seven steps to get started on sustainability.

The SME Climate Commitment

The SME Climate Commitment is one of the three pillars of the SME Climate 1 Hub and provides SMEs – no matter their sector or geography - with the opportunity to make an internationally recognised climate commitment which is aligned with the latest climate science. SMEs that make the SME Climate Commitment will be recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign and join a wide range of governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions.

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Welcome to Sustainability events hub. Our programme of virtual events is designed to help you gain expert industry insights, share knowledge and network with your peers, wherever your business is on the sustainability journey.

The transition to net zero is the collective responsibility of businesses of all shapes and sizes. For many it will present significant challenges, but with that comes opportunity, and the possibility of developing new business models and driving efficiencies.

Whether your aim is to reduce emissions, deliver low carbon solutions or adopt new technologies, it’s important to understand how you can prepare your business and the support that is available in your sector.

Whatever your business sustainability principles and goals might be, access the latest thought leadership content and practical advice to help you prepare for a greener future.

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