Redcliffe & Temple BID launch Sustainability Commitment
Redcliffe & Temple Business Improvement District (BID) have published their Sustainability Commitment, outlining how they will support businesses to reduce their impact on the environment. This commitment, which runs from 2022-2025 was developed in partnership with local sustainability business, SustainIt and will form the core strategy for the BID’s sustainability work in the coming years.
To read the Sustainability Commitment please click here. As part of this commitment, six Sustainable Development Goals were chosen that are the most relevant as part of addressing the sustainability challenges for our business community. The SDGs chosen by the BID are as follows with these set to guide the BIDs work across many areas:
- SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing
- SDG4 – Quality Education
- SDG8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
- SDG11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
- SDG12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
- SDG13 – Climate Action The Sustainability Commitment includes plans to work with stakeholders including Bristol City Council, West of England Combined Authority, Business West to share best practice and support for businesses.
The plan also includes the newly launched partnership with Bristol Green Capital Partnership which will see the BID become partners in the Partnership’s Climate Action Programme, offering direct support to businesses in the BID area to help them manage their climate challenges. Another key element to the plan is the desire to reduce waste across the BID area by encouraging alternatives to single-use plastic and increasing recycling rates. One of these policies is the simple yet effective ‘Bring Your Own Lunchbox’ campaign which asks people to supply their own container when visiting the popular food markets. Speaking about the publication of Sustainability Commitment, Project Manager Tom Swithinbank stated;
“It’s great to launch this commitment which will guide our plans and actions over the coming years. We know that businesses want to change how they work to help the city reach our net zero targets by 2030 but we also recognise that they need support. Our growing commitment to this will help employees, businesses and the wider area with the knowledge and support needed to make progress on this key issue”.