Sustainability is good business
Pressure on retail and hospitality sectors is mounting
There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of UK businesses in all sectors. Business face dealing with front line staff absences, increasing service demand – online retail and waste management for example – and the furloughing of staff with uncertainty about their return to work. Not to mention the impending closure of many retailers, cafés and hospitality businesses in the coming months as lockdown restrictions take hold once again. With many pressures and priorities competing for the attention of business owners right now, is sustainability something they think about? Or are they waiting for legislation changes to guide their decision making.