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Healthy Environment is a section on the Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Map.™ Our programmes focus on building a one-planet economy that delivers lasting prosperity through the United Nations (UN) Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The programmes encourage innovative and transformational change at the core of businesses.

Every single business in the UK must take action to avert the climate crisis. BITC’s network of organisations is working with us to take climate action.

Our environment work has three strands

  • circular economy: with its enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions creating a circular economy is an essential part of tackling the crisis.
  • climate action: what we do is important, but how we do it is equally critical. We must make sure the transition to a resilient, net-zero UK is fair and just, enabling people and nature to thrive.
  • nature stewardship: the flourishing of humans and business success are inextricably linked to the health of nature. A stewardship approach builds increased resilience in urban and rural landscapes, protects critical natural assets, helps to climate-proof businesses and communities.
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Why now is the time to rethink procurement

Rob Snaith is a senior consultant and project manager at Ricardo, a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialises in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors.

Investing in our planet means investing in people and nature

Jessica Rose, Campaign Manager, Environment at Business in the Community (BITC) explains why businesses should be investing in our planet.
Case Studies

Electricity North West: helping nature thrive

Learn how Electricity North West is embedding nature stewardship and positive climate action across its strategy and network.

Join the circular economy journey to net zero

Maya de Souza, Business in the Community’s (BITC) Circular Economy Campaign Director, discusses why businesses need to join the circular economy journey if we are to achieve net zero.
Case Studies

Keenan Recycling: tackling food waste for a greener future

Keenan Recycling takes a proactive role in key BITC initiatives while providing advice, support, and new opportunities to other members of the network.
Case Studies

TSB: Using advice to do what matters for the environment

Learn how in 2020 TSB launched its first responsible business strategy, the ‘Do What Matters Plan’, Designed to support its customers, colleagues, communities, the businesses it works with, and to reduce the bank’s impact on the environment.