Identify opportunities for making your business more sustainable with our Clean Growth Sustainability Audit Guide

As businesses continue to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s increasingly clear that the transition to more sustainable business practices needs to be a key part of the recovery. In April 2020, with much of the world in lockdown, carbon emissions were 17% down year-on-year and now as we reopen and reimagine our businesses, it’s worth exploring how you can do so in a way that keeps up this momentum and ultimately helps tackle the wider climate crisis.

But as you navigate the coming months, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what sustainability changes are right for your business. This is where a sustainability audit comes in.

Examining the various areas of your business allows you to more accurately assess them against sustainable best practice and identify what opportunities are available and what changes – big or small – you’d like to implement.  

Our downloadable guide can help you get started. Inside you’ll find:

  • The benefits of conducting a sustainability audit
  • Step-by-step instructions for conducting your own sustainability audit, covering energy, waste and recycling, transport, water and more
  • An easy-to-use checklist to help you record your findings and identify areas to prioritise
  • Ideas for sustainable improvement projects
  • Information on our Clean Growth Financing Initiative which can help you access discounted lending to fund sustainable business changes.

Get started on your Clean Growth Sustainability Audit (PDF, 1.3MB)

Audit guide

Our guide can help you get started on conducting your sustainability audit. It covers the benefits, step-by-step instructions and ideas for improvement projects. 

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Sustainability audit

Work your way through the questions to receive your sustainability audit rating.

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Note: Please open the audit using Adobe Acrobat Reader – the checklist functionality may not work on other PDF readers i.e Apple Preview.

Take a closer look at your buildings’ green credentials with our new tool

Our Green Buildings Tool, created in association with sustainability consultancy CFP Green Buildings, can analyse precisely how a range of energy-saving initiatives would affect the energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of your buildings, helping you to make a business case for sustainable improvements. 

Speak to your Relationship Manager for more information.

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Sustainability – a practical guide

Download our guide and take a look to see which changes might be the right fit for your company.

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Clean Growth Financing Initiative

Access discounted lending for green purposes from small improvements to large-scale infrastructure.

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