Environment bypasses small businesses
Fewer than one in four small companies have an environmental policy and many are failing to take practical measures to reduce their impact on the environment.
The findings come in a survey of 8,000 SMEs undertaken for government website NetRegs. And it shows that the majority of SMEs have yet to introduce any practical measures to limit their environmental impact.
‘Few businesses feel compelled to alter environmental practices to win new business,’ said a spokesman for NetRegs. ‘Many want to improve their environmental performance, but few know where to begin.’
Growing awareness of the problems experienced by SMEs emerges as larger companies wrestle with new rules for accounting for emission rights. KPMG partner John Kellas, condemned the regulations as ‘an example of accounting theory taking precedence over common sense’.