Good Green Guide for Small Business: How To Change The Way Your Business Works For The Better

Good Green Guide for Small Business: How To Change The Way Your Business Works For The Better

by A&C Black


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Can your business go green? Can it afford not to? Never has our impact on the environment been so relevant as it is today, and organisations of all sizes have an important role to play.

The Good Green Guide for Small Businesses guides the reader through taking an environmental audit of their business to highlight the areas most in need of attention. It then addresses how to minimise the impact of office essentials, such as utilities, insulation, recycling and waste, electrical equipment, water systems, lighting options, food and drink, and office cleaning arrangements and products. It also covers issues such as incentivising green working and promoting a green company image, and discusses the effect that going green will have on the company's bottom line.

This book is packed with practical, realistic, user-friendly advice for business owners or managers who want to change the way they work for the better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780713689327
Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Impetus Consulting Ltd specialises in helping organisations to maximise their potential in terms of their environmental performance. Their clients include the Energy Saving Trust, the Greater London Authority, Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust and the Scout Association.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements iv

Introduction v

1 Why go green? 1

2 Taking control of your resource use 14

Case study 1 The three green 'Rs' lead to business growth 53

3 Environmental checks 56

Case study 2 Investing in environmental technologies makes good business sense 76

4 Getting the team on board 82

5 Promoting your company's green credentials 96

Case study 3 Preserving the intrinsic value of the environment 119

6 Adapting your business to climate change 123

7 Making your premises sustainable 144

Index 181

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