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Essex Business Podcast: Sustainability – why businesses must be at the forefront of the battle

by Kim Aaronricks

Increasingly, the ‘green credentials’ of a business are being scrutinised by both customers and would-be employees alike. The latest episode of the Essex Business Podcast takes a closer look at what companies can do to improve their sustainability credentials and how Essex businesses are leading the way.

Kim Aaronricks, Marketing Manager at Rickard Luckin, explained: "Businesses are seeking to go green for many reasons. What is clear from this month’s podcast is that business are realising that not only is there a moral and ethical duty to consider sustainability, but that it may also deliver competitive advantages too.”

The extended episode features a number of prominent members of the Essex business community. Essex County Council's Climate Czar, Cllr Peter Schwier explains his role and highlights what is being done in Essex in the battle to address climate change, as well as the grant funds available to help businesses. Plus, Professor Jules Pretty, Chair of Essex County Council's Essex Climate Action Commission  outlines why the voluntary body was set up and its work towards becoming a net zero emissions county.

Jill Poet, founder of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses , highlights what companies of all sizes can to do play their part, and four business leaders explain what they are doing to make a difference. Andy King, Group Technical Director at Wernick Group discusses their recently launched carbon management plan, Kathryn Hughes, Director at The Big Bear Cider Mill , explains how sustainability is very much part of their business, Chris Squires, Senior Account Manager at talks about how migrating to the Cloud can help reduce energy consumption and Sally Powell, Executive Partner at Tees Law explains why they have signed up to the Brentwood Environmental Business Alliance as part of their broader CSR aims.

Find out more by visiting , or by downloading episode 19 of the Essex Business Podcast from your usual podcast provider (search ‘Essex Business Podcast). You can also subscribe, and be among the first to listen to each episode on its release each month.

The Essex Business Podcast, which is brought to you by Rickard Luckin, features practical advice, tips, and insight from business leaders and professional advisers across the county.

This article is from the latest issue of our RL Client Newsletter - March 2022. To receive future copies of any of our newsletters directly to your inbox please visit our preference centre and register your interest.

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