Many UK firms are neglecting efforts to be more environmentally friendly, according to research from the UK200Group.
The organisation, which represents over 110 independent accountancy and law firms, teamed up with the University of Middlesex to quiz 181 small- and medium-sized businesses across a variety of sectors.
While 80% of firms surveyed thought environmental issues should be a high priority, issues such as energy cost and waste reduction fell behind concerns such as keeping up to date with skills and training (a priority for 51%) and health and safety (listed by 46%). In fact, 58% of those questioned admitted that they did not currently have an environmental policy in place.
Just over half (53%) agreed that increased legislation would ensure environmental improvement, althoug...