Sustainability goals and strategies among mid-sized businesses in UK [infographic]

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September 13, 2013

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We picked up this excellent infographic (below) showing sustainability goals and strategies among mid-sized businesses in UK, courtesy of Grant Thornton, this week.

It depicts data gathered from 200 senior executives in public and private sector organisations in the UK with a turnover from £250 million to £1 billion for their views on sustainability.

It’s well worth a full view but some key points are that just over half of CEOs polled take personal responsibility for sustainability goals and the top five areas for tactical sustainability are:

  • Operations (87%)
  • IT (78%)
  • Finance (76%)
  • Risk (76%)
  • Supply chain (70%).

The sales function came bottom at 49% and more than half of businesses polled (57%) were not using external verification of their sustainability efforts to ensure accuracy, balance and complete reporting. More info here.

The infographic illuminates that there is more work to do in a wide range of companies, both in sustainability strategy and internal education as pressures from both UK government and European Union increase. The practical commercial benefits of sustainability are also a core element of our Corporate Social Responsibility work with clients.

To find out more, why not call us on 0333 123 5464 or write to us?

Infographic from Grant Thornton of Sustainability goals and strategies among mid-sized businesses in UK - SaveMoneyCutCarbon

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