Business sustainability

Sustainability support

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Sustainability support for your business

In the wake of COVID-19, it's never been more important to ensure your business has the capacity to endure. Our sustainability specialists can provide a tailored plan to improve the efficiency of your premises, products or processes and help you investigate renewable energy options.

A tailored sustainability plan

Our sustainability specialists work with companies of all sizes across all sectors to help them do things better, more efficiently and with a reduced impact on the environment. The support we offer is very diverse. We can help you with projects such as:

  • Improvements to business premises, products and services
  • Processes and operations
  • Marketing and PR
  • People

Our team of specialists are on hand to support you on your journey towards sustainability. If you have a specific project in mind, or if you are just starting on your sustainable business journey, we'll work with you to find the right level of support and guidance to make your business more sustainable.

Images of staff and processes taken at Tokheim UK in Dundee.

Our diagnostic tool

We've also created a sustainability diagnostic tool that can assess:

  • Management commitment to sustainability
  • Resource use and management
  • Influencing others
  • Supply chain and customer expectations
  • Managing climate change risk

We'll give you an actionable report that benchmarks your company’s performance and suggest areas of improvement. We'll also let you know where you can find support to implement your actions. 

How sustainability practices can benefit your business

Sustainability practises can help you to: 

  • Reduce the cost of energy, water, waste and transport
  • Work more efficiently – doing more with less
  • Improve your profits through real bottom line savings
  • Protect your business from risks (including financial, reputational and compliance risks) through improved planning and preparedness
  • Improve your business profile with customers, suppliers and stakeholders
  • Create new product and market opportunities
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Scottish Enterprise has given us continued support to help us work towards achieving our sustainability plan. This included a strategic sustainability review of our systems, processes and activities. We've used this for external verification and as an action plan for improvement.

John Bathgate SHEQ Manager, Emtelle UK Ltd

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5 tips on achieving business sustainability

Climate change is real. It’s happening now and it poses a genuine risk to business continuity for companies across Scotland. But where there's risk there are also opportunities.

Ian Carstairs leads our team of sustainability specialists. He discusses the benefits of sustainable business practises, and shares 5 tips that will help you manage the risks of climate change, build resilience, reduce costs and take advantage of net zero opportunities.

Get guidance on sustainability

Need some expert advice?

Our specialists are on hand to answer your questions and get you started on your sustainability journey.