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Sustainability is an important concept in business. The ability to consistently source and complete work over time is what underpins the ability to earn money, and keep earning.

In the past it’s this pursuit of the bottom line that has left businesses with the responsibility of choosing between a sustainable choice or a financial one. There was a lot of pressure though,  a morally founded expectation, that businesses should always take the eco route even if it cost more.

Environmental consciousness in business

To be fair, there hasn’t always been the same level of opportunity for environmental consciousness in business that there is now. These days, technologies such as solar power energy are much cheaper, and much more widespread.

It used to be that manufacturers who needed a high volume supply of power were obliged to depend on the most stable source. Nowadays, the renewable energy sector has better capability to meet that sort of demand.

Power saving tips to save your business money

Ethical waste disposal for businesses

Funding for a sustainable future

There are a number of organisations who provide advice and funding for businesses looking to operate in a more sustainable way. It can involve developing new production processes, the buying of specialist equipment, or even support in changing energy supplier.

Funding schemes open and close regularly, so regular checking can be useful.

The Carbon Trust

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

GOV.UK Finance and Support

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