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  4. Consider organisational responsibilities to the wider community, society and the environment
  5. Green your services and products

Principle 5

Green your services and products

One place you can look to boost your organisation’s environmental awareness is the services (particularly community groups and charities) and products (especially social economy businesses) you offer.

How does what you currently do contribute to the organisation’s carbon footprint and how can this be reduced?

It is necessary to look beyond your own organisation to the supply chain that supports what you deliver.  How can you help reduce the carbon impact of your suppliers?  A partnership approach may be much more effective.

Are third sector or social economy suppliers of products and services that you can use, thereby supporting the sustainability and impact of those organisations?