5 steps to being a more sustainable retailer

In addition to the products you stock, there are plenty of other ways to decrease your business’s environmental footprint. Clare McDermott, business development director at the Soil Association, shares practical tips and suggestions on how to make your business more environmentally friendly:

• Have a water filter available to staff and customers to eliminate plastic bottles

• Give teams the opportunity to address food waste in the workplace with compost and recycling bins

• Have a staff training session on ways to commute to work, encouraging walking or cycling and exploring strategies to reduce travel emissions (and save time!)

• Switch to a green energy supplier and remember to turn off all appliances when not in use, not just leave on standby

• Switch to LED lighting - just one LED lightbulb can save £7 a year

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