Sustainable Business


Bournemouth has a faster growing digital economy than London and is home to various businesses that have been running sustainable operations for some time. JP Morgan, for example, is an advocate of sustainable business and has its UK head office here. Organix, who produce organic and natural baby food, are also based in Bournemouth. RNLI and Lush also base their UK operations in the Bournemouth and Poole area, which is a boost to our repertoire of companies that operate sustainably. This means Bournemouth is quickly becoming the destination of choice for businesses looking to do business without sacrificing environmental quality.

The infrastructure we have in place makes it easy to run a sustainable business. Bournemouth’s public transport system services the town, and community car companies such as Co-wheels continue to play an important role in providing accessible and sustainable transport for residents and workers. In order to help local businesses with their waste management, we offer free waste audits and competitively priced collections and recycling. We also offer advice on organisational behaviour change, which can help in running a green business.

Bournemouth is a Fairtrade town, part of the Sustainable Food City Partnership with Poole, and the first Sustainable Fish City in the world. All these initiatives help to further enhance Bournemouth’s environmentally sustainable business culture. 

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