Greening Business – The Year in Review

During the past year, our team of Greening Business Advisers has continued to help all sorts of businesses and voluntary organisations become more environmentally sustainable – and in most cases helped them save money along the way.

The Greening Business Project was due to end in April 2014 after a successful 2 years, but it was extended by the Greater London Authority (GLA) until the end of December 2014, to allow us to support even more businesses. The team had supported 159 businesses by the end of April, and is on course to support a further 70 by the end of December.

We have helped businesses not only in Merton but across six other boroughs too: Wandsworth, Richmond, Barking & Dagenham, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden and Hammersmith & Fulham.

We have supported hotels, restaurants, pubs, hair salons, schools, churches, mosques, architects, community centres, charities, accountants and more – all sorts of SMEs interested in ‘going green’.

These organisations have saved tonnes of waste going to landfill, litres of water going down the drain and tonnes of CO2 being wasted on energy bills. Many have demonstrated their commitment to sustainability by writing an Environmental Policy. Others have been helped to gain a formal environmental accreditation such as ISO14001.

The Greening Business Project is now closed to new businesses, but if you would like to read more case studies of businesses supported through the project, to get ideas for your own organisation, please click here:

http://mertonchamber.co.uk/greening-business-case-studies/

The Greening Business Project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2007-2013 and has been supported by the London boroughs of Camden, Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond, Hammersmith & Fulham, Barking & Dagenham and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

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