For SMEs

Actions for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)

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Active travel commuting
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Promote active travel, (walking; cycling; scooting). It is not only better for the planet it provide...

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Board meeting agendas
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Get nature and climate change on the agenda for your next board meeting, and make it a standing item...

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Business collaboration
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Look for opportunities to collaborate with local businesses....

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Climate case studies for SMEs
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SCDI provide case study videos for SMEs to follow in 5 easy steps, to start your own journey to net ...

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Conversation with customers
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Speak with your customers about the steps you’re taking...

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Embrace flexible working
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Embrace flexible working longer-term. This can reduce transport time and climate footprint!...

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Encourage other businesses
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Green your premises and encourage other local businesses to do the same, or join a network of climat...

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Get competitive!
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Have a competition among your employees to promote nature-friendly lifestyle ideas....

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Give some time volunteering
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Give some time volunteering - opportunities in the outdoors!...

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Green your premises inside
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Green your premises indoors, to meet climate and nature crises and also make savings!...

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Green your premises outside
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There are an ever-increasing number of green infrastructure options for your building externally....

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Help our feathered friends
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Bird-feeders, bird boxes, and bird watching! - Help our feathered friends...

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Job interview questions!
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Include questions about why nature and climate change matter when interviewing applicants for jobs...

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Join a conservation charity
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Join a SME climate hub
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Join businesses of all sizes across the UK who are committing to cut carbon emissions and protect th...

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Join the Scottish Forum!
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Membership of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital is free and open to public, private and voluntar...

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Make your land work for nature
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Make your land work for nature...

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Nature-friendly food!
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Grow or buy sustainably produced, local, and nature-friendly food....

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Plant for pollinators
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Feed the bees! - Plant for pollinators...

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Policy advocacy for nature
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Write to your industry body, or the Scottish Government, and ask what action they’re taking to tackl...

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Procurement policy
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Build nature and climate change into your procurement policies...

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Promote staff volunteering
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Give opportunities to your staff to volunteer to help nature in local communiites...

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Purchasing your products
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Buy more environmentally friendly products...

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Speak with your suppliers
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Ask questions of your suppliers to let them know the environment is a topic that’s important to you...

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Support a threatened species
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Support measures to enhance or restore the habitat of local species related to your industry....

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Support community nature
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Help improve local greenspaces in your community for people and nature....

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Survey as you work
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Survey as you work – encourage staff to look for and submit wildlife records from their commute, the...

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Sustainability champions!
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Appoint sustainability champions to develop an action plan and encourage change...

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Sustainable food policy
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Develop a sustainable food policy for your meetings and events...

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Sustainable transport policy
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Develop and implement a sustainable travel policy...

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The Netzero Toolkit
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SMEs make up more than 90% of the UK business population and so their effort and commitment is vital...

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Turn off lights and equipment
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Remember to turn off lights and equipment and power down computers at night....

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Volunteering opportunities
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Give some time – volunteering opportunities in the outdoors with a conservation charity....

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Wellbeing hour
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Promote spending time in nature to increase employee wellbeing....

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