Small Business Sustainability Toolkit

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Many small business owners are already used to balancing profit and purpose, but may not be familiar with common terms and jargon used, like ‘CSR’, ‘sustainability’, and ‘SDGs’. This toolkit has been created to help small businesses show their customer, employees and partners, how they put people and planet first.

It would be a mistake to think that a small business is a little business. In many countries, small and medium businesses (sometimes known as SMBs or SMEs) collectively employ the most people and make up a significant amount of the supply chain. They are the backbone of any country and a powerful force for change.

As the world continues to change, environmental and social demands are increasingly influencing business management decisions. Customers, employees and suppliers have higher expectations and are choosing businesses that can show they put people and planet at the heart of their business making decisions.

The RJC Small Business Sustainability Toolkit has been created to help small business owners understand common terminology, identify sustainable and responsible business practices in their own company, and show how they are contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Small business owners are used to balancing profit and purpose, but may not be familiar with common terms and jargon like 'CSR', 'sustainability', and 'SDGs'.

Video

What can I expect in the Small Business Sustainability Toolkit?

Small business owners are already familiar with balancing profit with purpose. In this informal Q&A, Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director, and Peter Dawkins, Standards Manager, talk about the critical role of small business owners in contributing to a fairer and better world by 2030. They break down some industry jargon (like CSR, sustainability and SDGs) and introduce a new toolkit that’s been created specifically for small business owners to show their customers, employees and supply chain, the steps that they are taking to put people and planet first.

Toolkit

Small Business Sustainability Toolkit

This toolkit has been created to break down industry jargon and support you in how you can tell your customers, employees and supply chain, the steps you’re taking to put people and planet first.