Better business for a better world

You might be a small business, but that doesn’t mean you think small. If you’re ready to take your first steps toward a more sustainable future, you’ve come to the right place.  

Let’s start by seeing how sustainable you already are – you’re probably further along than you think.

Building a more sustainable tomorrow, today

Why should small businesses care about environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues? Isn’t it just expensive and a bit of a tick-box exercise for larger businesses to please their clients and stakeholders? We’re here to myth-bust these sustainability misconceptions. Sustainability and profitability go hand in hand for all businesses, no matter your sector.

By working smarter in the key areas of People, Process and Planet, you can build a business that’s more efficient, attractive, resilient and set for the future. 

You’re a small cog in the most important driving force for change


the percentage of global businesses that are SMEs*.


2 out of 3

the number of jobs SMEs create worldwide*.

*World Economic Forum.


2 billion+

the number of livelihoods SMEs support*.

How sustainable is your business?

Take the first step towards a more sustainable future by doing our quick and easy sustainability assessment. It’ll give you a clearer picture of how sustainable your business is right now as well as some simple tips to take good practice to great.


The recruitment market has never been more competitive, and finding talent is becoming more and more difficult. That’s why being an employer who actively tries to do things by the book, engage their employees, and develop their people can help you attract that top talent and keep hold of the great people you already have.


Clear processes and good governance can help you run a business that’s not just more sustainable, but also lower risk, efficient, and attractive to top talent. Because policies, procedures and management systems aren’t boring – in fact, they could be your key to unlocking a more sustainable future.


Making small changes so that your practices today don’t damage the environment for the generations of tomorrow isn’t just great for the long-term health of our planet. It’s also a great way to reduce your energy consumption, cut your carbon footprint, and unite your people behind a powerful common goal.

Knowledge Hub

Hear it from the experts. Whether you’re a complete novice or a sustainability scholar, explore our Knowledge Hub for top tips and expert guidance on making sustainability a success in your business.

Download our Toolbox Talk on how to implement "Zero To Landfill" in your business...


Our experts have put together a Toolbox Talk to help you get started with recycling...


Want to know the best practice of managing waste? Download our handy poster.


Why sustainability matters

8 million metric tons of plastic waste

enter the world’s oceans each year, which is the equivalent to a garbage truck dumping its contents into the ocean every single minute.

Over 80%

of consumers seek out companies that are environmentally and socially responsible.

By 2030

the global market for sustainable products is projected to reach beyond £12 trillion.

By 2040

Renewable energy is expected to account for 70% of global power generation investments.


tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions came from energy consumption in 2022.

Sources: SmartestEnergy, World Resources Institute, International Renewable Energy Agency , World Economic Forum, Iternational Energy Agency