Helping the Vipassana Trust understand their environmental impact

Background Vipassana Trust is an educational charity which provides 10-day residential Vipassana meditation courses to the public on a donation-only basis. In Suffolk, the charity operates out of Walnut Tree Manor; a farmstead dating back to the seventeenth century. As well as the Grade-II listed Manor House, the Suffolk site comprises a connected Coach House…Read More »

Getting started with Sustainable Procurement

A Nielsen study reported that 66% of consumers are willing to pay more for products from brands committed to sustainability. Sustainable procurement contributes to a positive brand image and can enhance customer loyalty. What is Sustainable Procurement? Sustainable Procurement is a process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a…Read More »

Helping Farrall’s Group move towards Net Zero

Background Farrall’s Group is a family run business established in 1956 located just outside of Chester which provides distribution and warehousing solutions. Their fleet currently stands at 80 vehicles and operates from 3 warehouses, all of which hold the British Retail Consortium’s AA Certification. Farrall’s Group are keen to reduce their carbon emissions and support…Read More »

Join us – Navigating Net Zero event, Cheshire

As part of Groundwork’s Race to Zero project with Cheshire West & Chester Council, our Sustainable Business Consultants will be hosting an event for businesses in the area to learn more about what Net Zero is (and what it’s not), solutions to reduce carbon emissions and what financial support is available through the Race to Zero…Read More »

Setting Science Based Targets

In our last blog we introduced what Science-Based Targets (SBT) were and why they were important. In this blog we will outline the steps required to set them. Step 1: Commit to setting a Science Based Target Committing to setting an SBT is an important first step. It shows that your business is serious about…Read More »

Upcoming Webinar – Carbon Reduction Plans

Midday, Thursday 25th January 2024 If you’re a UK based organisation looking to set a Net Zero target or reduce your carbon emissions, register for Groundwork’s next free webinar! Groundwork Sustainability Consultant Dominic Simpson will host this free webinar on Carbon Reduction Plans. Dominic has a wealth of experience working with organisations to help them…Read More »

Introducing Science Based Targets

Progressing with the Net Zero agenda has never been more important for business. However, it’s not merely about making pledges; it’s about setting credible goals and targets that are firmly grounded in climate science.  The science behind setting targets has evolved to play a pivotal role in our transition to a more sustainable future. In…Read More »

Free Net Zero advice for Suffolk businesses

Groundwork Sustainable Business Services is excited to announce we will be partnering with Suffolk’s local authorities to deliver free and impartial expert advice to help businesses and organisations save energy, reduce their emissions and establish tailored decarbonisation plans. The Net Zero Business Advisor Service will provide free support to enable businesses, the voluntary sector and…Read More »