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How is UK government supporting SMEs in reducing their emissions? We speak to the team at UK SME CLIMATE HUB

No business is too small to play its role in the collective effort to reach net zero. Most SMES want to be more sustainable but are unsure where to start.How is government engaging with and supporting SMEs in the combat to reduce their emissions?

How to kick start the sustainability conversation in your team? Introducing “Couch to Carbon Zero”

Kick-start the sustainability conversation in your business today for an inspired, proud, climate smart workforce. How? Aimee Higgins shares how @couch to zero is supporting businesses to take climate action through an engaging and fun 10 day sprint, designed for busy people. In Aimee’s words, “nothing solves climate anxiety like ACTION!”

What works best to encourage sustainable diets?

The adoption of environmentally sustainable diets will have a hugely positive impact on the global food system. If you are a food service provider or a retailer you can influence people’s choices by using design features and messages in your store or restaurant. Of the different types of interventions available to influence people’s diets towards the mitigation of climate change, descriptive messages seem to be effective in changing behaviours, they are low-cost and easily scalable.

What are the six key sustainability focus areas for hospitality SMEs?

Sustainable practices are often chosen and evaluated on their direct impact on the operations and efficiency of a business. In the hospitality sector, like all sectors, for their success, it’s crucial to have processes, controls and well-informed management teams to guide the business focus and strategy. This article explores the six key areas of focus for hospitality SMEs to concentrate their attention on.

Keeping the momentum: How to use internal communications for a fruitful sustainability strategy

After empowering colleagues to buy into your sustainability strategy and integrating sustainability into your operating model you need to start sharing and reviewing your sustainability strategy. This is where communication is key to create engagement.

How to integrate sustainability into your operating model: some tools and processes to get you started

What are the internal processes you need to implement your sustainability strategy internally? Once your team are engaged how can you integrate your sustainability ambitions into your operating model? Here are some practical tips to get started.

How to get your workforce on board with your sustainability strategy

A sustainability strategy alone is not enough to make you a sustainable business. How do you implement a sustainability strategy internally? Well a good strategy starts first with people. This article is part of a mini series exploring how you can implement your sustainability strategy internally.

How to build resilience in hospitality during the Covid-19 pandemic’? Part 4

Good to see you back here!  In the last articles in the series we have introduced the six resilience dimensions applied to the hospitality sector....

Don’t waste your food waste

One third of all food produced goes to waste. It is imperative to look for solutions to reduce, reuse and upcycle food surplus. Food production, food retail and food service companies, big and small, have started taking action to extract value from the food they produce and handle – Are you? Don’t waste your food waste!

SMEs are critical to creating a sustainable future

A lot has been said about global brand’s successes (and failures) in sustainability. However, we hear a lot less about the small and...
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