Enhancing biodiversity can have a wide range of benefits to businesses, including improved employee satisfaction, improved image, reduced noise and visual complaints from neighbours and improved environmental credentials.
Promoting awareness of and contributing to the protection and enhancement of biodiversity can form a key part of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Helping the local community and meeting your CSR targets builds positive awareness of your business.
There are many ways in which your business can embrace biodiversity through various organisations:
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage has a free Biodiversity Communication Toolkit on their website. The aim of the toolkit is to offer organisations one useful resource that helps you include biodiversity messages in your communications. The information can also be integrated into your organisation's existing communications strategy. The toolkit is for anyone with an interest in communicating the benefits of biodiversity.
You'll find loads of useful advice and resources, including biodiversity definitions, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), photographic images, case studies, document templates, an events calendar and practical advice on working with the media. Everything is geared towards helping you get the biodiversity message across.
If you need more help or advice, please contact: BIT@snh.gov.uk
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Scottish Wildlife Trust's (SWT) interests are spread across Scotland, with conservation at the heart of the organisation. SWT is the largest Scottish environmental charity and their work encompasses land management, public access and interpretation, species protection and reintroduction work and events.
SWT can provide your business with the opportunity to support local projects, investing in your environs and enhancing your profile amongst your customer base.
BTCV - Employee Volunteering
BTCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity, with almost 50 years experience of working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment. They are particularly keen to work with businesses and their employees to achieve increased social, economic and environmental benefit.
With BTCV, you can demonstrate support practically with Employee Action Days, but also arrange secondments and individual volunteer days too.
Partnership working can help with staff training and development, build team spirit and morale, aid stress management and can help get your commitment to both the third sector and environment off the page and intro practice. It’s an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to stakeholders that you have a genuine commitment to corporate responsibility, particularly the local environment – whilst also being great fun!
For regional enquiries, contact the regional coordinator for your area.
For national enquiries please contact the Corporate Partnerships Team on 01302 388837 or email email@example.com to find out more.