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Online 'toolkit' to help Manx businesses adopt sustainable practices

UCM Masters' Student hopes businesses will find guidance 'helpful'

An online 'toolkit' has been published by UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man to help Manx businesses adopt more sustainable practices.

It's been put together by Emma Sayle, a University College Isle of Man Masters’ student in Business and Sustainable Practice.

Government says the downloadable toolkit shows the steps businesses can take to become more sustainable, whilst explaining the benefits of doing so.

It features case studies of local businesses, many of them already Biosphere Partners.

Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Clare Barber says: 'Businesses in the Isle of Man can play a leading role in creating a more sustainable future.

'They all source materials, create products, heat and light premises, use packaging, deal with waste and travel', she says, adding 'by moving to more sustainable practices, they can make a positive impact on our Biosphere and influence others to do the same.'

Emma, the toolkit architect, says: 'Businesses want to embrace sustainability as it’s vital for our economy and environment.

But 'what to do, and how to do it, can be confusing and challenging, and differs greatly from business to business and sector to sector.'

She says she 'hopes the toolkit helps businesses identify actions they can take that will benefit both them and our Biosphere.'

You can find the toolkit here.

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