Practical tips for you and your business

We have put together some useful tips to get your business on its way to a more sustainable future, and to sign the BEBA pledge.


  • Train staff in sustainability. Courses such as Carbon Literacy are a great way of certifying staff
  • Offer schemes such as cycle to work to encourage staff to choose sustainable travel


  • Replace end of life vehicles with more sustainable options such as electric or hydrogen powered vehicles
  • Using biodiesel, where possible, can reduce your business’ carbon footprint


  • Save energy by turning off electrical equipment including lights when not in use. Having lights with sensors can also help.
  • When replacing appliances and electrical equipment, ensure they have a high energy rating, ideally A or above
  • Set the thermostat to 19c 
  • Install insulation in roofs and walls
  • Replace old lightbulbs with LED bulbs

Supply Chain

  • Use local suppliers and local products where possible
  • Consider the environmental credentials of suppliers

Useful links

We have put together some useful links to help you discover what other businesses are doing and what you could do.

Improving sustainability

Sources of funding

Training courses

Impact assessment

Business sustainability news

Case studies