Helping businesses contribute to a better future

Release Date: 12 February 2020

Businesses can learn how they can contribute to a better future this month, at an environmental workshop sponsored by Richmond Council.

Businesses can learn how they can contribute to a better future this month, at an environmental workshop sponsored by Richmond Council.

The workshop is on Tuesday 25 February from 10 to 11.30am at York House in Twickenham. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Richmond Council, it will look at local environmental priorities, London sustainability priorities and the view from a national and international perspective.

In July 2019 the Council declared a Climate Change emergency and asked residents across the borough to help develop a draft strategy aimed at presenting the borough’s contribution to saving our planet.

Over 85% of people who had their say agreed that the Council should make Climate Change a top priority.

One of the key commitments from the Council is to do more to educate and support local people to make their own changes. Businesses play a key role in supporting and leading this programme of work. This workshop will help them understand how.

Cllr Geoff Acton, Lead Member for Business at Richmond Council, said:

“Tackling the current environmental crisis is the responsibility of everyone. That includes local businesses. Whilst are encouraging residents to take a look at their own lives and make more responsible decisions in their homes, we also need businesses to look at how they operate. If we have any chance in reducing the borough’s carbon footprint – we need everyone to take a good hard look at how they travel, what they purchase, what energy they use and how they dispose of waste.

“This workshop aims to set out what is happening in London and beyond – to hopefully inspire businesses to take responsibility and action for their own carbon footprint.”

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Notes for editors

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Reference: P045/20

Updated: 27 February 2020