At the start of a new year, most of us think about setting goals for the future. This blog aims to help you focus on actions that apply to just about every business as a starting point on its journey to sustainable development goals.

We haven’t included absolutely everything as this can be overwhelming and we want you to be motivated to take action! In addition to the ideas in this blog, we have a ‘Sustainability Audit’ that we can email you which includes lots of other great recommendations. Email [email protected] to request your free copy.

What does sustainability actually mean?

According to, sustainability is defined as the quality of not being harmful to the environment, depleting natural resources and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.’

Wikipedia defines it as, sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Start by engaging your team!

Everyone needs to understand what the business is trying to achieve and how they can help to save energy, money and the planet!

Appoint a ‘Champion’ to keep the momentum going.

Now you have taken the first step start to look at how you can make improvements. You don’t have to do everything at once. Perhaps set a goal of one improvement a month.

A few heating improvements!

Lighting that really saves energy!

Did you know that office lights left on overnight use enough energy in a year to heat a home for almost 3 months!

Remember ‘out of hours’ energy!

Did you know a photocopier left on standby overnight wastes enough energy to make 21 cups of tea!!

Other ideas & taking things to the next level

Email [email protected] for a free full copy of our ‘Sustainability Audit’ which includes lots of other great ideas. Each small step we all take makes a difference, so why not take the first step now!

Source: AVN. All web links given were correct at the time of writing.

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