Eight ways business is helping to protect the environment

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By Jade Rickman, Policy Adviser, CBI

 

The world is facing a number of environmental challenges; from global warming to resource efficiency and the UK has long been at the forefront of the effort to tackle these issues. Business understands its environmental impact and is taking action to be part of the solution creating a greener, low-carbon and more sustainable economy. Businesses are:

 

1. Putting environmental issues front and centre

Sustainability is no longer on the side-line in commercial planning but integral to operations, allowing businesses to reduce costs, enter new markets and improve corporate reputation. It affects everyone in a business from the CEO to those on the factory floor. Companies are looking at ways to cut waste, reduce energy usage or source raw materials sustainably. Many businesses going even further in their commitments, for example by reusing all waste or backing a global price on carbon.<

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