We are working with partner organisations to support local businesses as they take action to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to Merton's overall sustainability agenda.
On 16th January 2020 we launched Merton’s Business Network for Climate Action in partnership with Merton Chamber of Commerce and Wimbledon Centre Court
Shopping Centre, to celebrate 2020 as their Year of Sustainability.
At a time when concern about the escalating climate crisis continues to grow, we want to support businesses to take action to reduce their environmental impact and to adopt more sustainable business practices.
Our Network brings together local businesses and organisations who are here to help – whether it's eliminating single-use plastic, recycling responsibly and sourcing local package-free food, or switching energy suppliers and using sustainable energy solutions to raising awareness of environmental issues both internally and within the wider community – we will showcase the good things businesses are doing and lead the green conversation.
Let's work together to put sustainability at the heart of business in Merton.
Contact us today to find out more about joining Merton's Business Network for Climate Action
Merton's Business Network for Climate Action - Spring Meeting
Date and time to be confirmed.
Hatfeild Room, The Snuff Mill, Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road SM4 5JD
Our Business Champions
Through regular networking events, businesses have an opportunity to share their stories of the positive actions they are taking and services they offer to make business in Merton more sustainable for the benefit of the environment and local economy.
These businesses are demonstrating that although the initial challenge might seem overwhelming, it is possible, and we can all be part of the solution.
Therapy by Dell
Sustainability is a journey not a challenge, we need to make changes as environmental issues will continue to impact our businesses. Clients are starting to shift their mindset too and will be looking for businesses that are more sustainable.
The realisation that there is a huge drive and support by other businesses in making Merton a more sustainable community, made me want to be a part of the journey.
Dell Van Der Westhuizen
Bee Creative Art Hub
We care about the environment and want to educate the younger generation about sustainability issues. We believe that little things make a difference and we are willing to give our space and time to show how we can be sustainable every day.
Our long term objective is to continue educating people on how to be sustainable through up-cycling furniture and reusing old things. We want to be an example of living and doing sustainable business to others.
Share your story to inspire sustainable business in Merton.
Contact us today to find out more about becoming a Business Champion.
GREEN BUSINESS DIRECTORY
We are putting together a directory of local services to help you make the changes that will see your business operating more sustainably. Good for the planet, good for business.
If you would like your services featured please get in touch.
CREW is a community-led non-profit group focused on overcoming the challenges businesses find in developing a sustainability model. We help accelerate London on the journey to a low carbon, sustainable future.
CREW has experience of delivering retrofit projects that help businesses undertake energy-saving initiatives, that they would otherwise lack the experience, skill, capacity and finance to undertake individually. This has resulted in operating cost savings, available to recycle into direct service delivery, as well as saving carbon emissions.
What we offer:
Technical Expertise in energy efficiency and renewable energy/heat retrofit Project Management Capacity and Capability to allow business, community groups and residents to focus on their priorities while we do the work
Track Record of Delivery – DRCA, Devas, CREW Solar installations, Islington Sea Cadets, Parent House and Unity Church.
Successful at raising funds – Grants from GLA, Wandsworth Council, Project Finance Loan from BA Carbon Fund, UKPN Power Partners fund and Islington Carbon Offset Fund.
Rooted in the local community – Led by volunteers with a strong connection to the area
Community focus – profits are recycled into the community to fund energy advice cafes, sustainability education sessions, and seed fund new projects.
The waste industry can be a dirty business, but to First Mile it's a source of inspiration...
"We set out in 2004 on a mission to revolutionise waste and recycling for businesses. Along the way we've pioneered some awesome tech, to help us deliver a hassle-free, reliable service that is good for our customers and the planet. And because we believe in a world where everything can be recycled, we go out of our way to find creative solutions; only items that can’t currently be salvaged go to waste, where they generate Green energy."
From office paper to coffee grounds and old spacesuits, First Mile has got a plan for them and nothing goes to landfill. Their recycling services to cover all your business waste and collection needs includes:
Commercial general waste - Zero to landfill
WEEE recycling - safe disposable of electricals
Food recycling - Half the price of waste
Confidential paper and data recycling - 100% safe destruction
Compostable packaging recycling - Conditioning for the soil
Flexible plastics recycling - Revived as new bags.
Skip Hire & Waste Management Services - Wimbledon, London
'For efficient, effective skip hire and waste clearance throughout London – including West, South West, South East and Central London – look no further than Reston Waste.
Our convenient services allow you to dispose of your commercial and domestic waste responsibly, as we aim to recycle 100% of the waste we take to minimise your impact on the environment. From bulky waste, brick and concrete to furniture and plastics, we take your waste to help you keep your site clear and your projects on schedule.'