Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
There are a number of purchasing decisions you can make to help cut your CO2 emissions and reduce your carbon footprint.
Using suppliers of low-carbon products can have more benefits than just helping your business become more environmentally responsible. It can also show stakeholders - such as investors, employees and customers - that you are taking your environmental responsibilities seriously.
Some purchasing decisions may also make your business eligible for tax breaks or reduced environmental taxes. Changing your source of energy, for example, can make your business eligible for a climate change levy reduction. See the page in this guideline on tax breaks to encourage energy efficiency
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The Carbon Trust can advise you about the impact of your purchasing decisions on your carbon footprint. It may also be able to advise you about suppliers in your area.
Looking to install energy efficiency or renewable energy technology?
The Carbon Trust provides information that includes lists of accredited suppliers, guidance on energy saving technologies and how you can finance installation.
Your local NI Enterprise Centre or, in Scotland, your Business Gateway or trade association may also be able to help you find local suppliers.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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