How focused on sustainability are Guernsey businesses?

19th March 2021

For the second year running, the Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) of the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce are calling for businesses to fill out their annual Business Sustainability Survey. SBI will be collecting data on environmental issues which will inform the group’s work with the Government and benchmark Guernsey businesses against the UK.

The survey looks to explore how important sustainability is to your business, why you care about environmental issues, what your business is currently doing regarding sustainability, among other questions.

Rollo de Sausmarez, Co-lead of Sustainable Business Initiative, says: “We want to do this to understand Guernsey businesses’ views on their environmental impact, what they have in place already in regard to climate change or are planning to do, and how that changes over time.

“It’s important to conduct this survey every year so we can see how responses change over time, and where we can celebrate changes and react to areas of concern. We need to understand how far Guernsey businesses are prepared to consider their environmental impact and act to mitigate it. There is an opportunity to be leaders in sustainability and show the world and conversely there is great risk in inaction.”

Jennifer Strachan, Co-lead of SBI said “Last year’s survey highlighted that while there was a hunger amongst Guernsey Businesses to learn more about their impact and opportunities to become more sustainable, many lacked the confidence to find the resources to do so.   As a result SBI has focused on a range of events providing resources for businesses to better develop their understanding of the many issues concerning sustainability.”

The survey takes 5 minutes to complete and can be found through this link ( on the Sustainable Business Initiative Facebook page. It closes at the end of April.

Any businesses that wish to understand how to better manage their impact can join the SBI by contacting Chamber or through their Facebook or LinkedIn pages. The SBI aims to provide practical insight and training to help Guernsey companies mitigate their climate impact.

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For more information about SBI and future events, please contact Jennifer Strachan, co-lead SBI: / 07781 126750

About Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI)

SBI is a new Chamber of Commerce initiative, whose purpose is to help Guernsey businesses become more sustainable. Its members include: Jennifer Strachan (IAM Advisory, NED), Rollo de Sausmarez (Healthspan), Alex Herschel (Guernsey Electricity), Ian   (ESI Monitor), Andy Sloan (Guernsey Finance), Kay Davidson (ASKay Style), Rupert Dorey (Non-Executive Director), Jon Buckland (Unleashing Potential), David Falla (Architecture), Justin Sykes (Innovest Advisory), Julie-Anne Headington (CI Adjusters), James Dugiud (Aztec Group)) Fran Browning (Guernsey Recycling Group), Helen Quin (Clean Earth Trust),  with support from the Guernsey Chamber team.

To learn more about the Sustainability Champions Programme, please email office@guernseychamber.comor