Sustainable Mann - a practical toolkit for businesses

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  • What is the toolkit?

    This section outlines the aim of the toolkit and why it has been developed. It also explains how to use the toolkit and what you, as a business owner, can gain from the toolkit to help steer businesses towards a more sustainable future.

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  • Introduction to Sustainability

    How well do you know what UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is, the basics of sustainability and business concepts such as the Triple Bottom Line, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Circular Economy? This section brings all these concepts together, concluding with how your business fits in with sustainability.

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  • Why choose sustainability?

    This section makes you stop and think about how sustainable practices can be of benefit to your business by providing the business case for sustainability, as well as the potential challenges. It also brings in culture and how having a culture of sustainability can aid with creating a sustainable business.

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  • Sustainable strategies

    Strategies provide direction and inform decision making within businesses but few small businesses have a dedicated sustainable strategy or take into consideration environmental, social or governance issues. This section breaks down the elements of building a sustainable strategy.

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  • Sustainability in context

    This section provides some context around sustainability on the Isle of Man by showcasing local businesses who have embedded sustainability at the heart of their operations. The section also highlights some of the resources that are available on the Island.

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  • Checklists

    The checklists aim to give you practical suggestions for change in different sectors. You can keep track of your actions by identifying actions that need to be taken and actions that you have completed.

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GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

Please help us spread the word about Biosphere Isle of Man!