An online ‘toolkit’ to help Manx businesses adopt sustainable practices

UCM masters student hopes companies will find the advice ‘useful’

An online ‘toolkit’ has been published by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man to help Manx businesses adopt more sustainable practices.

It was set up by Emma Sayle, a Masters student in Sustainable Business and Practices at University College Isle of Man.

The government says the downloadable toolkit shows steps businesses can take to become more sustainable, while explaining the benefits of doing so.

It features case studies of local businesses, many of which are already Biosphere Partners.

Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Clare Barber said: “Isle of Man businesses can play a leading role in creating a more sustainable future.

“They all source materials, create products, heat and light spaces, use packaging, process waste and travel,” she says, adding “by adopting more sustainable practices, they can have a positive impact on our biosphere and influence others to do the same.’

Emma, ​​the architect of the toolkit, says: “Businesses want to embrace sustainability because it’s vital to our economy and our environment.

But ‘what to do, and how to do it, can be confusing and difficult, and differs greatly from company to company and industry to industry.’

She says she “hopes the toolkit will help companies identify actions they can take that will benefit them and our biosphere.”

You can find the toolkit here.

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