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Green Network for Businesses

Support provided by Energy Saving Trust Business Energy Scotland

What does this involve?

The Green Network for Businesses is a searchable database of inspirational and informative sustainability projects from across Scotland. Its members help other businesses develop sustainable practices by showing the positive steps they have taken to reduce their environmental impact.

The online library of more than 300 case studies is searchable by location, sector, or type of measure, meaning the information is relevant to a wide variety of prospective projects.

All Green Network for Businesses members have made improvements in one or more of the following areas:

  • reducing energy consumption
  • reducing waste
  • installing renewable technologies such as renewable heating and solar PV panels
  • engaging with their staff and supply chain about reducing environmental impact
  • using low carbon transportation like electric vehicles
  • reducing water consumption

Many members are happy to be contacted to answer questions about their project, and some allow visits to their premises to show what they have achieved. Members also regularly share their stories at events and through the media to encourage other businesses to do the same.

The network is therefore a great way for businesses to raise awareness. All members receive a membership pack with materials they can use to showcase their green credentials, such as the Green Network for Businesses digital mark and social media pack. Businesses are highlighted in partnership newsletters and can engage with other members through the Green Network for Businesses LinkedIn group.

To join the network for free and share your case study, you'll simply need to complete a questionnaire about your business, project and level of involvement. Once you're happy with the case study, it is published on the site and your business is officially welcomed to the network.

Am I eligible?

Any business can access the online database to read the case studies.

Any business can use the 'Contact this member' form on specific case studies to request further information. However, not all businesses have signed up to allow contact about their case study.

Any Scottish business that has taken steps to become more sustainable, and is interested in showcasing what they've achieved to others, can ask to join the network by filling out a questionnaire.

What does this cost?

It is free to join the network, and to access the online database and engage with members.

Who is this for?

Scottish businesses of all types and sizes that have developed more sustainable business practices, or want to learn more about this.

How long does this take?

After an initial discussion by email or phone call to discuss joining, you will be sent a questionnaire to complete.

Once you return the questionnaire a case study will be written within a month or so and sent to you for review before being uploaded to the site, usually a couple of days following approval.

Next steps

Visit the Green Network for Businesses website for more information, to read the case studies or enquire about becoming a member. 

Support provided by Energy Saving Trust Business Energy Scotland