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Businesses have a important part to play in taking action on climate change. Find out more about the schemes businesses can take advantage of in order to reduce their impact on the environment:



Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a national environmental accreditation scheme. It is designed to help organisations save time and money, reduce their impact on the environment, and get promoted for their green credentials.

iiE provides all the help, support, and networking you need to make your organisation greener and ensure you get recognition for your eco initiatives. Members’ achievements are highlighted at events, and promoted through e-newsletters and as online articles and case studies.

By putting together a credible Environmental Management System, the scheme allows organisations to:

  • Save money and increase profits
  • Raise their corporate profile
  • Increase competitiveness and market share
  • Involve staff in securing operational efficiencies

Find out more on the Investors in the Environment website


The Carbon Trust is an expert partner for businesses, governments and organisations around the world, and aims to support them in realising ambitious plans for a sustainable, low carbon future. 

It provides simple, impartial, effective advice to help organisations take action to reduce energy use and carbon emissions. 

From setting the strategic direction, footprinting and target setting, to energy systems and climate action plans, its independent experts can help organisations navigate the risks and opportunities of climate change.

The Trust has produced a range of free introductory guides to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint. 

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Environmental taxes encourage your business to operate in a more environmentally-friendly way. There are taxes and schemes for different types and size of business.

You may get reliefs or be exempt from some taxes, for example if:

  • You use a lot of energy because of the nature of your business
  • You’re a small business that does not use much energy
  • You buy energy-efficient technology for your business


You can pay less tax by applying for schemes to help you demonstrate that you’re operating more efficiently and producing waste that’s less damaging.

Find out more on the GOV.UK Website - environmental taxes and schemes for businesses

Refill scheme


The Refill Daventry District scheme allows thirsty shoppers to refill their water bottles for free at a range of retailers.

Shoppers should look out for the Refill stickers in the windows of participating businesses, or download the Refill app on your Android or iOS device. 

Businesses can sign-up to the scheme by following the link below.

Daventry District Council works with the Sheaf Street Health Store and City to Sea on the scheme, which aims to cut the use of single-use plastic water bottles. 

Find out more on the Refill scheme page

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Daventry District Council works in partnership with Bionic to help Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get the best possible deal on their energy.

Bionic allows SMEs to compare fixed and flexible energy deals from top UK suppliers so you never overpay for your business energy again. You can choose renewable tariffs too.

Bionic only need your business address postcode to get started and their tech-enabled experts will use smart data to find the right deal for your business.

Switch your business energy with our partner Bionic