Our tools have been created in working situations with small and micro businesses in the real world rather than on the drawing board or in academic ‘ivory towers’. We have had to find hands-on solutions for small and micro businesses when it comes to respect for the environment on a day-to-day basis.
Awareness has to be raised.
People have to be involved.
Practices have to be stopped, changed or improved.
Continuous improvement must be started.
Systematic management should be installed.
Environmental controls should beapplied.
Performance should then be demonstrated to the outsidel world.
Ecomapping, Emas or ISO easy, the Sustainable Dashboard and indicators or on-line toolkits are smart assistants to pave the way towards sound and lasting environmental business practice.