Green Business Redbridge
Are you an organisation in Redbridge?
You can apply for Green Business Certification and get
free energy saving and green business support as part of
the Green Business Redbridge Scheme.
For more information, visit the Green
Business Redbridge page, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the Environment Team.
Quick tips on greening your business
Becoming a ‘green business’ can help you save
money through reduced bills and make money through
an improved environmental reputation. Here are a few tips to get
1. Save energy
According to the Carbon Trust, “a 20% cut in energy costs can
represent the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in
2. Green purchasing
From the food you purchase to the contractors you
employ, every decision has the potential to influence the
overall sustainability of your business.
Green purchasing can increase efficiency and save you money
3. Greener travel
Reducing the number of fleet movements or deliveries not only
cuts your CO2 emissions: it also increases efficiency and reduces
your fuel bill. Encouraging staff to walk or cycle can also
increase productivity through improved health.
Staff campaigns are a great way to inspire more sustainable
travel. Find out how your organisation could get involved in
the annual Walk to Work Week at the Living Streets website.
For more tips on how to travel more sustainably in everyday
life, visit our Greener Travel page.
4. Write an Environmental Policy
An Environmental Policy is your opportunity to commit to a more
environmentally-conscious and efficient way of working. Show
current and potential customers that you are considering the
environmental impact of your business - large organisations
will expect evidence of this in the tender process.
5. Save water
London is already a water-stressed area and, with the threat of
climate change and a growing population, saving water is becoming
6. Building or renovating?
Sustainable building design can improve staff productivity and
reduce energy bills through features such as increased natural
light and ventilation.