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Sustainability in Business

Welcome to our Sustainable Business Hub. We are committed to protecting our Environment as a responsible company and operating as a sustainable business. 

At a time of global temperature increases and supply chain disruption to energy and key commodities, it is increasingly important that businesses make the transition towards a more sustainable future.  Now is the time to take responsibility for our emissions and to commit to a carbon reduction.

Supplier and customer expectations are changing. By demonstrating commitment to climate action, not only will businesses potentially save costs, but also open market opportunities, attract new talent, and gain a competitive advantage.

In 2019, the UK was the first country to pass a net zero emissions law with a target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

This Sustainability Hub is designed to share useful articles and case studies on what some of our clients are doing to reduce their energy usage and carbon emissions.

The top three actions that people want businesses to take are:

  • using less energy and resources in products and services
  • restoring and protecting nature
  • cutting greenhouse gas emissions
    (Source - Business in the Community)


In this series of insights, we explore the growing importance of sustainability and ESG (Environmental Social Governance) reporting, the mandatory regulations that drive it, and the benefits of SMEs responding positively to it. Click the images below to find out more:

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The changing landscape of ESG for SME’s

An explanation of UK ESG regulation and legislation for SMEs

A guide to international ESG regulation and legislation

Integrating sustainability into decision-making

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An ESG journey


Embed sustainability into your business. Click the images below to read our latest articles:

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Businesses looking for help to go green, now there's the hub

Calculating Carbon Footprint – Where to start?

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting: what you need to know

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Sustainability and Schools

Climate Change within the Education Sector

Powering up Schools for the future

Bishop Fleming supports Cornish Dive Project for young people

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Bishop Fleming commits to responsible business future with Board appointment

Sustainability driving M&A trends

Bishop Fleming reduces environmental impact after plastic free accreditation

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Jet Zero strategy launch

Was it a Fair COP, or just Blah, Blah, Blah?

Energy Security Bill

Case Studies

Recent research shows smaller businesses account for 30% of all current UK greenhouse gas emissions (including emissions from households, industry and government) and around 50% of total emissions from UK businesses. (British Business Bank – ‘Smaller Businesses and the Transition to Net Zero’ 2021).

Find out what some of these businesses are doing to reduce their emissions impact:

Sustainability Case Study: Conversation with Riverford Organic Farmers

Riverford Organic Farmers Ltd is an organic farm and UK-wide organic vegetable box delivery company in Devon, England. They used the Bishop Fleming tax team for their guidance and expertise. In this video they discuss that relationship and the result. Watch the video here.


Sustainability Case Study: Conversation with Hattiers Rum

In recognition of B Corp month 2021, Laura Seaward caught up with Philip Everett-Lyon, founder of Hattiers Rum which is one of just 7 B Corps in Devon. Click here to read.


Sustainability Case Study: Conversation with Two Drifters Distillery

'The world's first Rum Distillery to have a Carbon Negative Footprint'. Russ and Gemma Wakeham have used their passion for Rum, science and the planet to create the brilliant ‘Two Drifters Distillery’, leading the way in sustainability. Click here to read.


Countdown to Zero: Jasun has begun

Jasun Envirocare is looking forward to the next 50 years, and a key part of the vision is sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. We met Charles Chandler, Finance Director, to discuss their journey towards Net Zero. Click here to read.