Future is green for SMEs

Small businesses are being urged to become more environmentally aware to safeguard their future and ensure strong growth.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), concerned with the plight of companies who do no not manage to keep abreast of green issues, has forged links with the government to ensue that no firm is left out of the green revolution.

Steps are being taken by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency to ensure that companies from the devolved regions are in touch with their environmental commitments, while the Northern Irish FSB watches with interest, newsletter.co.uk reports.

Some firms are already doing their utmost to ensure that they are ethically aware. FSB firm Oak Grove Cabins’ director Noel Flanaghan, has already implemented several procedures.

He tells the publication: ‘It’s all to do with cutting back on waste disposal while helping us comply with Health and Safety Regulations by keeping the factory tidy, leading to a significant reduction in heating costs.

‘It has only just become feasible because of recent expansion and the decision to have new purpose built offices, so we took the opportunity to include environmentally friendly features including the wood burner and low voltage lighting.’

Adam Wayland

Adam was Editor of SmallBusiness.co.uk from 2006 to 2008 and prior to that was staff writer on sister publication BusinessXL Magazine.

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