Building a sustainable business

What do you want to learn?

Being a sustainable business is more than just a buzzword, it is a way of developing and growing your company in line with the wider society-wide move towards building a sustainable future. In this section, we look at how you can plan to run a more sustainable business, what you can do in practice, and how your business can be prepared for the move towards ‘net zero’.

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Jack Colding is the Growth Hub’s new specialist for Environment and Sustainability. Jack will work closely with businesses in North Yorkshire to reduce costs and stay ahead of new rules on net zero. Jack’s background has given him insights into decarbonisation processes, and he is eager to help businesses reduce their energy and waste.

As part of £22.3m of Shared Prosperity Funding, North Yorkshire Council have made grants and support available to address gaps preventing businesses taking action on net zero. Jack Colding can assist businesses in accessing this funding, opening the door to opportunities for sustainability and growth.

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How to make your business sustainable

Becoming a sustainable business

What does it mean to be a sustainable business? How can you built in sustainable practice from the start?

Learn what it means to work sustainably

Circular Economy Guides

This series of guides on sustainable practice, recycling, re-use and reducing waste can help all sizes of businesses.

Read the guides

Reducing CO2 and Net Zero

Moving to Net Zero is the biggest challenge of our time. Find out how you can make the change in your business.

Reduce your carbon emissions

Call for local SMEs to benefit from ‘green’ business support

The York & North Yorkshire Partnership (LEP) has today launched a business support programme to help local businesses make significant cost savings, whilst also saving the planet. The Grow Greener programme, funded by the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub and BEIS, has been specifically developed for SMEs in York and North Yorkshire with the