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Sustainability and society

Knocking Down Barriers - we believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive.

Knocking Down Barriers

In today's world, not everyone is given an equal chance. Discrimination, bias, lack of education, and unequal access to technology are creating barriers for many people to succeed.

We don't think that's right and it's our pledge as one of the UK's biggest technology companies to knock down these barriers to create equal opportunity.

We are committed to investing in education, technology, and environmental change to give individuals, SMEs and our planet the opportunity to thrive. Our goal is to use our technology, time, and experience to back a generation of diverse, sustainable businesses.

We will do this in three key ways. Explore further to uncover our goals.

Our three pillars

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Tech for Good

Data is empowering people across the globe to run businesses, develop skills, and thrive. Learn how we’re knocking down barriers to ensure everyone has equal opportunities to access life-changing data and technology.
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Fuel for Business

Starting or growing a business is a proven route to economic stability, wealth creation, and well-being, but the opportunities to succeed aren't always equal. Discover what we're doing to help under-represented groups get a fair chance.
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Protect the Planet

To tackle the climate crisis and protect the planet we're taking action on our own environmental impact and supporting SMEs to make it easier for them to do the same.

Sustainability advice for small businesses

Insights and tips on all things sustainability from experts and small business owners

Ethical e-commerce: How I started a sustainable online business

Ethical e-commerce : How I started a sustainable online business

Sasstainable founder Steph Elswood reveals why she started here ethical e-commerce business and share tips to help you go green.

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Electric vehicles: Grants and tax benefits for small businesses

Electric vehicles : Grants and tax benefits for small businesses

Discover how small businesses adopting electric vehicles can end up with significant monetary and carbon emission savings.

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Sustainable business grants and loans: Financial support for your company to access

Sustainable business grants and loans : Financial support for your company to access

Learn about the business grants and loans to make your business more sustainable, and discover the variety of initiatives you can access.

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'Can you start up an eco-brand with £200? We did!'

'Can you start up an eco-brand with £200 ? We did !'

Mart Drake-Knight, co-founder of Teemill, reveals how the business was started and why sustainability is at the heart of it.

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How can small businesses achieve net zero emissions?

How can small businesses achieve net zero emissions ?

Discover how your small business can achieve net zero emissions by setting targets and making operational changes.

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A guide to setting up your small business sustainability plan

A guide to setting up your small business sustainability plan

Learn more about small business sustainability and discover how to create a sustainability plan for your company.

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How to calculate your business carbon footprint

How to calculate your business carbon footprint

Want to measure your business' carbon footprint but not sure where to start ? Check out this in-depth guide for top tips.

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Sustainability 101: How to build a green business with a small budget

Sustainability 101 : How to build a green business with a small budget

The group accountant at Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort in Burnley shares six tips to help your business become a green business.

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