News | 21 Nov 2023

Vodafone Business V-Hub launches a new series: “Sustainable Business Growth for SMEs”

In a commitment to supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on their sustainability journey, Vodafone has announced the launch of its new Vodafone Business V-Hub series titled "Sustainable Business Growth for SMEs".

The new series aims to provide SMEs with actionable tips and insights to help them implement best practice sustainability processes into their own business.

The “Sustainable Business Growth for SMEs” series will serve as a valuable resource for SMEs seeking to enhance their environmental impact while ensuring long-term success. Vodafone Business brings together experts, thought leaders, and SMEs in a shared mission to create a digital society that includes everyone and protects the planet.

SMEs will benefit from a diverse range of content, including articles, webinars, and interactive events featuring contributions from leaders in environmental conservation and sustainability practices such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The Carbon Trust.

Vodafone reduces operational carbon emissions by 92% in three years

Vodafone UK has released its annual Carbon Reduction Plan for its UK operations, with the report highlighting a successful period with the company vastly reducing its impact on the environment.

SMEs represent about 99% of businesses and more than 61% of employment in the UK*. For small businesses, being sustainable isn’t just a nice to have anymore, it’s one of the key factors for clients and customers when considering who to do business with.

However, it is clear with such high stakes involved, there is still a degree of work needed to help SMEs confidently implement viable sustainability practices. A survey of more than 2,000 UK-based SMEs found that most were feeling pressure to improve their sustainability credentials, but one-third (33.33 %) believed it would be too expensive for them to consider taking any action this year**.

Vodafone and WWF announce global partnership

New ‘one million phones for the planet’ programme launched to support circular economy drive.

As the business landscape continues to evolve, SMEs are presented with unique challenges and opportunities in their journey for growth and resilience. To assist SMEs on their sustainability journey, Vodafone Business has therefore curated a comprehensive series that provides SMEs with the invaluable resources and guidance they need to make their business more sustainable.

Click here to find out more about Vodafone Business’s Sustainable Business Growth for SMEs series.

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The Vodafone Business V-Hub is a free online support service that provides expert guidance, knowledge, tools and training. SMEs can discover how to take the next step on their digital journeys by talking to a team of Vodafone Business V-Hub Business Advisers. Click here to find out more. 

Vodafone Business is supporting businesses in achieving sustainable growth through two key initiatives: 

  • Circular Economy Practices: Vodafone Business promotes circular economy solutions by promoting sustainable technology. This approach enhances operational resilience and extends product lifecycles. Vodafone enables businesses to reduce electronic waste, reuse and resell electronics, and responsibly recycle at the end of life. 
  • Enabling Technology for Efficiency: Embrace cutting-edge technologies such as IoT connectivity, and cloud solutions to help measure and reduce energy usage, thereby lowering emissions and improving overall efficiency. By adopting these innovations, businesses can establish themselves as environmentally responsible entities. Vodafone Business provides a range of solutions designed to measure and reduce emissions, contributing to a more sustainable future.

* Data were taken from House of Common’s business statistics report

** Data were taken from Edie’s article ‘Survey: SMEs struggling to find funding and time to deliver sustainability ambitions’