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Title: A guide to good environmental practice : for trading estates, business parks and business clusters
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This guide is part of a bigger plan for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. The Environment Agency (EA) has developed it with Business in the Environment (BiE) and Staffordshire University. It is one of a series of documents on how to manage trading estates. There are over 1,200 trading estates or business parks in the United Kingdom. Much of the SME sector operates on trading estates. Over the years, the environment of many of these estates has deteriorated. Crime on the estates has increased, the image of the estates suffers, and they look as though they have been neglected. Many companies operating from these estates find it difficult to get information on laws or regulations about the environment. The guide contains principles that the business world can follow. It will help tenants on an estate understand the effect they have on the environment and give them and their estate landlords some ground rules for working together to increase the efficiency of their businesses and protect the environment. It is a practical document for use by an individual business, groups of businesses and business improvement districts. The steps in the guide help estate managers encourage tenants on the same site to get to know each other, to think about the most effective way to use resources, to use both energy and water in the most efficient way possible, and to learn how to improve the way they work.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: [Bristol]
Subject Keywords: GuidelinesSmall and medium enterprisesEnvironmental policiesUse efficiency
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Extent: 38
Total file downloads: 252

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