Resource efficiency and environmental performance
Being efficient with resources - including water, energy, packaging, transport, raw materials and waste - benefits all businesses. It streamlines operations and can collectively save UK companies, large and small, several billions of pounds each year.
It also benefits the environment through better use of finite assets and a reduction in carbon emissions.
Resource efficiency is central to the Government’s Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme. It’s also a core part of our own corporate strategy. We’re increasingly helping businesses to help themselves while safeguarding our environment for us all and generations to come.
Here you can learn how to reduce waste and save water. Help prevent pollution with our ten-point checklist and pollution prevention guidance (PPGs).
Over half of the top 250 UK companies now report their environmental performance in the knowledge that it can strongly influence investment.
All stock market listed companies are required to disclose in their annual report any important environmental issues that affect their business performance.
Find out what our role is in resource efficiency, where we are working with business to make the best use of resources and what we are doing within our own operations.
Find out how to minimise your environmental impact through your supply chain.
Find out how we are working alongside the financial and business sector to help them become 'greener'.