Case studies

Here you will find inspiring and engaging examples of thought leaders in the Bristol and West of England business community who are already going green and seeing the benefits. Learn from the experience of businesses from different sectors and sizes across the region, and access further information to enable your business to follow in their footsteps.

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Case studies provide details of how and why changes were made in a particular business. Maximum benefit from these can be gained when viewed in conjunction with actions suggested in the Go Green Tool.

On the right hand side of the page you can select case studies by pillar such as Sustainable Sourcing or Travel and Transport.

Remember – if your business has made changes that others could learn from you can submit a case study and your company could appear here too.

Thali Café teams up with Frank Water to go green and save lives

Published on in Sustainable Sourcing by Thali Café.

Bristol based Thali Café and FRANK Water demonstrate how collaborating to create Thali Water and raising money for safe water supplies in India can increase customer perception and business profits whilst reducing waste, cutting costs and enhancing sustainability credentials.

Why Minuteman Press choose Fairtrade

Published on in Sustainable Sourcing by Minuteman Press.

Fairtrade principles matched the ethics of this small central Bristol marketing company, so they reviewed all their purchased products and easily replaced them with Fairtrade versions. They found this did not cost much more, and now they are active proponents of the Fairtrade message.

UWE saves money and carbon with reuse of furniture and equipment

Published on in Sustainable Sourcing by UWE and Warp-It.

UWE started to explore how to increase the reuse of assets internally, and to donate more to the local third sector, and in 2013 the university joined an online reuse platform, With an investment of just £2.2K the university has already saved over £40K in avoided procurement and disposal costs, by making it easier for staff to share assets. They have also donated over £10,000 worth of surplus furniture and associated equipment to local charities.

Greenhouse Bed & Breakfast meets growing demand for sustainable tourism

Published on in Sustainable Sourcing by Go Green with Fran Jones.

The Greenhouse Bed & Breakfast found that sourcing sustainable products, from Fairtrade and organic food to recycled plastic carpets, solar PV, eco water fittings and kitchen equipment has helped to support the expansion of the business by tapping into a growing demand for green credentials from public and corporate guests.