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Green Business

Many Congleton businesses want to reduce their carbon footprint and help protect the natural environment. They do this as part of Corporate Social Responsibility and also because, increasingly, clients and employees expect it of them.

Congleton Town Council seeks to partner with local businesses to help them achieve this and to learn from each other. Working with the Congleton Partnership, the Council has organised a ‘Net Zero Roundtable’ to facilitate the sharing of strategies and best practice.

In this section

Here you will find some Green Business support:

Business Actions

There are lots of things you can do as a business, including

  • Reduce energy use
  • Switch away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources
  • Introduce a cycle-to-work scheme
  • Reduce travel (especially by air) by having online meetings
  • Flexible working practices to reduce employee commuting
  • Change the products and chemicals you use in your business
  • Avoid single-use plastics – for example at drinking fountains and in canteens
  • Plant trees and hedges
  • Serve less meat in work canteens and cafes
  • Buy local produce wherever possible
  • Offset carbon that you can’t avoid emitting.
  • Remember the mantra – reduce, reuse, recycle.

Business Support

Check out our Green Business Resources for access to business support.

Perhaps you would like to join our Business Net Zero Roundtable in order to share best practices with colleagues within and across sectors.

Our Congleton Town Hall Bridestones Suite has facilities for hybrid meetings, so that you can have part of the team in the room (up to 30 for boardroom-style or 60 for a workshop) and the rest can connect using videoconferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Teams) and use high-quality sound and video from the room. You can learn more and book Town Hall facilities here.

You could attend our annual Green Fayre and learn from the experts including local charities and providers of green products.

Congleton Town Council has produced a free eLearning Course: Sustainable Living in Congleton.

This takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete and has sections on the home, transport, food and waste, with lots of links to other information and resources. It is targeting mainly residents, but much of the advice applies to businesses too. Why not also encourage all your team to take the elearning course and reduce their own environmental footprint at home?

The East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce now has a Progress towards Carbon Neutrality Award each year which you can enter via their website: https://eastcheshirechamber.co.uk/

If you serve food as part of your business, you could learn more about sustainable food and join Food for the Planet here.  Also check out our Food page

Team Building

Why not get your team involved in a local sustainability project as a team away-day?  For example

Learn what Congleton Town Council is doing in our Green Council section. We also have a section for residents called Green Living.

Last updated: 18th November 2022

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