As a company and a team, we are continually looking for ways we can support, give back and engage with the city and region we work in.

We’re proud to have the opportunity to offer our services on a pro-bono basis to not-for-profit campaigns and organisations, organise our own events such as litter picks around Nottingham with other local businesses and take part in various charitable initiatives as a team.

Our focus for this year is environmental sustainability – as an SME, what changes can we make to our operations that will make an impact on our environment?

We’re kicking off 2022 by taking part in Nottingham Trent University’s Sustainability in Enterprise Carbon Management Workshop – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

This workshop is offering small to medium-sized businesses in Nottingham valuable consultancy, insight and knowledge to begin making small changes to their business, which will make a big difference when it comes to sustainability and the environment.

The goal of the workshop is to support businesses on the ‘Road to Net Zero Carbon’ – by looking at every aspect of a business – from its transport to its paper usage – and choosing specific areas to focus on, with practical ways in which businesses can make a change and measure the results.

Way back in 2009, it was reported that performing two searches on Google produces the equivalent amount of carbon as boiling a full kettle.* Actually, there has been a lot of talk about how much carbon emissions Googling actually produces, but whatever the answer, it goes to show what an impact our daily activities that we take for granted can have.

(By the way, try search engine www.ecosia.com as your default – they plant trees for every search).

It’s not uncommon to think that smaller business enterprises can’t make much difference – but that simply isn’t true. Even by changing something as small as the lighting in your office, in a year you can save tons of carbon as well as hundreds, if not thousands of pounds in energy bills.

So, as a team we’re looking at all areas of our business – our people, premises, processes and products to see how and where we can make changes that will have a lasting impact. We’re looking forward to making a pledge to become greener to achieve low carbon growth, then becoming carbon neutral and eventually, carbon negative.

If you’d like more information on the workshops available through Nottingham Trent University, please visit: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/business-and-employers/financial-and-funded-support/sustainability-in-enterprise

Stay tuned for more updates on our carbon journey!

Sources:
*https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/4217055/Two-Google-searches-produce-same-CO2-as-boiling-a-kettle.html