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Businesses learn about sustainability

Businesses from across Shropshire have attended a free event which helped them understand better what actions they can take to become more sustainable.

Business Net Zero (BNZ) teamed up with the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire to stage the half-day workshop at University Centre Shrewsbury.

The event was aimed at inspiring business owners to take positive actions within their organisation to drive down their carbon footprint and improve their sustainability.

Sue Burnell, the co-director of Shrewsbury-based BNZ, said the subject of climate change and sustainability was complex and there was no clearly defined pathway for small to medium size businesses which made knowing what action to take challenging.

“The event aimed to support business owners by broadening their knowledge on climate change and sustainability so they could start to plan a series of positive actions.

“Most businesses are already doing lots of good things and there are easy steps that all businesses can take to ensure they are moving forward in an informed way.

“We hope the workshop proved useful to lots of different organisations in multiple industry sectors and that collectively we can continue to drive forward sustainability across our wonderful county.”

The workshop included a short presentation on the importance of becoming more sustainable and why it matters, a session on benchmarking sustainability and how to calculate carbon emissions.

Business owners also learned how they could identify risks of climate change and how to improve their business resilience.