ALL OTHER BUSINESSES
From tradesmen being found by local customers to multinationals sharing what they do, every business has a place here. There are no fees and it’s easy to sign up and get on the directory. Even if you have just started taking small steps and you do anything on the list below, get on the directory and get seen.
Why list your business?
Sure, it's a nice thing to do, but it's also good for business:
- A new place to be found on the web and improve your SEO.
- The share buttons to Facebook and Twitter expose your business to new audiences.
- Customers tend to be loyal to more sustainable businesses.
- Many people prefer to work for businesses that have a social commitment.
- It’s an easy, authentic corporate social responsibility strategy.
- It's free.
Add an image and your logo and you will have a page in minutes. Then add links to your website and social media to drive traffic to your business. Here are some example pages. For a limited period, we will create your page for you – send your web and/or social media addresses and we will set that up ready for you to publish. If you have multiple businesses, you can list them under a single login.
Do any one or more of these and you are in:
Donate a percentage of profits to an environmentally focused charity.
Often add general posts, like I would to Facebook, to our Sustainable Social page, so we all see sustainability as part of our daily lives rather than something special.
Allow a staff member one/x hours per week/year, in work time, to volunteer for Sustainable Social or other sustainability charity.
Support or sponsor local community efforts to improve environmental sustainability
When travelling we prefer hotels listed on Sustainable Social - if none listed in the area we suggest they consider that.
Compost food waste.
Offset our carbon emissions by ...
Use hybrid or electric cars.
Use non-plastic, non-polystyrene/Styrofoam take-away containers.
Use non plastic fully compostable lids and cups for take aways.
Provide non-plastic cutlery and/or plates for take aways.
Provide non-plastic drinking straws or reusable drinking straws in our food outlets.
Market the business online to avoid paper wastage.
Sell, use or promote ethically sourced and sustainable products.
Encourage employees to use low-impact travel options to get to work (e.g. public transport, bicycles or walking)
Have electronic rather than paper newsletters.
Staff are trained and informed in recycling, waste minimisation and energy efficiency - it is part of our culture to be mindful of the environment.
Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
Turn off all non-essential powered items when not in use
Use energy and water saving technology in our facilities, for example, LED lighting and low flow shower roses.
We do not buy water in plastic bottles.
Fully or partially power our business through renewable energy sources.
Use local products whenever practical.
Where practical we choose products and produce with least amount of packaging to be used in the running of our business. And we use alternatives to plastics where we can.
Recycle as much materials as we can that is used by our business