Green Network for Businesses

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What does this involve?

The Green Network for Businesses helps companies in Scotland to develop more sustainable business practices. You can join the network, or read their online case studies to find out how other businesses have taken positive steps to reduce their environmental impact.

Read the online database

The network offers an online database of around 300 case studies that describe how businesses that are members of the network have taken positive steps to reduce their environmental impact.

The database is searchable by location, sector, or type of measure, with information on a wide variety of sustainability projects.

All members of the network have made improvements in one or more of the following areas:

  • reducing energy consumption
  • reducing waste
  • installing renewable technologies such as heating and solar PV
  • using low carbon transportation, such as electric vehicles
  • running staff engagement campaigns to get their employees to think about their environmental impact

Many members are happy to be contacted to discuss their achievements, and some even allow you to visit their business.

Join the network

The network is also a great way for businesses to raise awareness about their efforts to be more sustainable.

All members receive a membership pack with materials they can use to showcase their green credentials, such as the Green Network for Businesses digital mark and sample social media posts.

Businesses can also be included in partnership newsletters and engage with other members by joining the Green Network for Businesses LinkedIn group.

Members are also invited to events to provide first-hand accounts of their sustainability projects.

To join the network and have a case study published about your business, you'll need to fill out a questionnaire to explain your sustainability efforts and how involved you want to be with the network.

Once you return the questionnaire, a case study will be written and uploaded to the site. Case studies are normally written within a month or two after you submit the questionnaire.  

A final draft of the case study will be sent to you to review before it is uploaded to the site.

Once approved, the case study will be published on the site within 2 working days.

Am I eligible?

Anyone can read the case studies in the online database.

Any Scottish business that has taken steps to become more sustainable and is interested in showcasing what they have achieved can ask to join the network by filling out a questionnaire.

Any business can request to visit a member business that has signed up to allow these visits.

What does this cost?

It is free to join the network, and to access the online database and engage with members.

Who is this for?

Scottish businesses of all types and sizes that have taken positive steps to reduce their environmental impact.

How long does this take?

Once you submit your questionnaire, the case study about your business will normally be ready in 1 to 2 months.

After you've approved the case study, it will be published in the database within 2 working days.

Next steps

Visit the Green Network for Businesses website for more information, to read the case studies or enquire about becoming a member. 

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