There is much support and advice available now, but it is often difficult to know where to start. The following organisations can help.
The Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is the lead organisation providing advice and support to businesses to identify practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint, tackle climate change and cut costs. It can offer free surveys, tools, a range of publications and some financial assistance.
Envirowise offers free independent support for businesses and gives advice on becoming more resource efficient and cutting waste at source.
The Environment Agency
The Environment Agency implements and enforces environmental legislation, but also provides advice and information for businesses on a range of environmental issues.
Business Link is the first point of call for businesses needing information and support on how to deal with the challenges and opportunities of running a business. Sustainable Business Advisers can help you decide on the best course of action to tackle climate change and signpost other useful organisations.
West Sussex Sustainable Business Partnership (WSSBP)
The WSSBP offers free support to businesses within West Sussex which have chosen to adopt sustainable business practices. Support is provided through newsletters, seminars, training events (many of these are free) and Environmental Reviews. It also runs a helpline 01243 756 869.
Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
A government funded service that offers hands-on practical support for manufacturers to achieve real bottom-line benefits. It provides a free helpline, manufacturing reviews, supply chain maximisation and advice on lean manufacturing techniques.