Why should your business consider nature & biodiversity?

Nature has the ability to transform business practice; creating work environments which help manage the climate and nature emergency, whilst simultaneously improving employee wellbeing and productivity.

Nature-based solutions provide multiple benefits including:

  • Air quality improvements
  • Carbon reduction
  • Flood risk reduction
  • Water quality improvements
  • Noise reduction
  • Temperature management (cooling and warming)
  • Health & wellbeing improvements
  • Property value increase

Here are some pieces of evidence collected through the IGNITION project, which explored how green infrastructure effects people and the environment:

If you’re interested in understanding detailed evidence about these benefits read more here.

Increasing nature & biodiversity at your business premises

There are a number of different ways you can introduce nature into your business at different scales of investment and impact.

Using the expertise of Groundwork’s Landscape Architecture team we have pulled together a free nature & biodiversity toolkit which outlines the different nature-based featured your business could consider.

It includes the pro’s and con’s of each feature, estimated installation and maintenance costs and links to additional resources.

What the nature & biodiversity toolkit includes

The toolkit includes information and guidance about the following topics:

  • Rain gardens
  • Permeable paving
  • Rain water planters
  • Green roofs
  • Living walls
  • Trees
  • Wildlife hedges
  • Ponds & water features
  • Reduced mowing
  • Wildflower enhancement
  • Bird & bat boxes
  • Bug hotels
  • Water butts
  • Compost bins
  • Kitchen garden

Download the toolkit


On-site nature & biodiversity survey

If you’re still not sure where to get started introducing nature into your business we can arrange for one of Groundwork’s qualified landscape architects to survey your business site.

They will review your premises, highlight areas of best practice and provide a list of opportunities and suggest next steps.

Prices started at £295+ VAT for one location