Looking Back, Moving Forward: Building the business case for environmental improvement

This report uses 10 years of BITC's Environment Index data and case studies from leading companies, demonstrating business benefits of improving environmental management and performance.

'Looking Back, Moving Forward' is essential reading for all businesses, from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies, that want to improve their environmental impact.

This publication analyses the business response to key environmental issues that have emerged in the last decade. Supported by case studies from leading companies including BP, Provident Financial and ABB, Looking Back, Moving Forward demonstrates how businesses have achieved financial, reputation and staff retention gains from their adaptation to evolving environmental expectations. Moving forward, the publication lays out the environmental challenges that business will face over the coming decade.

Looking Back, Moving Forward was produced in collaboration with Bureau Veritas and also includes the Environment Index 2005 CD, sponsored by the Energy Saving Trust. The CD contains a detailed report on the results of Business in the Community’s Environment Index 2005, the 2005 survey questions and an example of the Individual Feedback Reports that participating companies receive.

Key findings