We see the enormous responsibility, but amazing potential that the business industry has for looking after our environment, and we want to help!
As consumers, we can try our best to make changes in our homes and lives, but ultimately, a significant part of our lifestyle choices are influenced by what is readily available from the businesses we use.
It’s not that consumers don’t want to use a reusable cup, buy plastic free products or support the fair working standards of international workers…
It’s that these things aren’t the norm within our society, and that generally speaking, the average business isn’t offering these products and services nor educating consumers of the importance of making these changes.
If businesses can have the courage to be leaders in facilitating changes and educating their consumers, then the impact could be huge for empowering people to learn new environmentally-friendly & more ethical behaviours and make the ‘new norm’.
Eco Essex Business shares simple ideas which you can implement or swaps you can make, which can not only be better for the environment & people, but will often save you money…or even make you money!
We have implemented various support options so there will always be an option for you and your business.
Whether you work in an office or at home; run a café or salon; are a seamstress; or run an online business; if you are a sole trader or have a small business with employees, whatever your business situation – we can help!
For FREE business support, to help you make more ethical and environmentally friendly choices, visit our Business Facebook group, where Sam is present most days to support you.
You don’t need to overhaul your entire business to make a big impact, any small step you take today is one in the right direction; a journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step!
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THE NEXT STEP
If you want to take the next step on your business eco journey and need more structured, support, then we have developed an Introduction to Business online workshop which covers many industries.
For those of you who want tailored, individual support then Sam is the person for you, where she offers Eco Business Mentoring and with her background in a love for service development, she calls herself ‘The Ideas Lady’!
doing the maths on an eco switch
Let’s say, as a Takeaway restaurant, you serve 120 dishes per night, 5 nights a week, and you make the switch from polystyrene boxes to recyclable tubs.
Aside from the obvious benefit of reducing a huge amount of waste in that one simple swap, your customers begin to regard you as a conscious business; a business who isn’t all about profit, but acts in the interests of the planet and local community.
Being that consumer research shows that 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods that are manufactured with the environment in mind, this can only be a positive move for your business!
trade resources - Coming soon!
Collated information for making ethical and environmentally conscious decisions for your specific trade.
These handy, downloadable trade packs have been jointly produced by Sam Pitman, Eco Business Mentor and Rachael Gooding: a Sustainability Consultant, with the desire of making sustainable guidance accessible to every business, whatever the size! These will be launched shortly.
The resources enable you to work within your business plans and aspirations. You can choose to implement all of the guidance or focus your resources on a single product line, for example. Implement all the suggestions and the outcome will be the ultimate Eco-conscious business!
We’ll be launching with:
- Hair / beauty salons
- Food establishments
- Office based businesses
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