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How can your public sector organisation achieve its sustainability targets?

As a public sector organisation, all of your activities - including any relating to sustainability - are open to scrutiny and criticism. While this puts extra pressure on you to achieve your targets and spend money wisely, it also means that your successes are more noticeable.

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Our recent white paper, Sustainability in the public sector, describes how your area of the economy is at the heart of the UK sustainability drive - and why it makes commercial sense. For example, it’s thought that energy efficiency could lead to savings of around £860 million each year. What’s more, there’s evidence that sustainability can boost employee motivation, improve risk resilience, increase revenue and turnover, and improve brand image.

Sustainability successes so far

The public sector directly accounts for 2% of the UK’s carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions and its actions can influence the parts of the private sector responsible for a further 25%. So, the public sector’s successes - e.g. meeting sustainability targets three years ahead of plan and saving over £100 million in 2016-17 as a result - can spread. This trend is set to continue, too: the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy includes many proposals that affect public sector organisations like yours.

To find out more, download our white paper today.

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