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Practical toolkits for smaller businesses working towards a sustainable future

On the day the United Nations marks Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day i.e. 27 June ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and business management consultancy Profit Impact published the latest in their series of practical sustainability toolkits for SMEs.

The just-published free-of-charge toolkits cover:

· Supply chain code of conduct

· Demystifying environment systems for SMPs (small and medium sized practices)

· Mapping your business goals to the relevant UN SDGs.

The toolkits offer concise practical ways that all MSMEs can start their sustainability journey.

Aleksandra Zaronina-Kirillova, Head of SME Professional Insights, ACCA, who is overseeing the publication of the toolkits, says: ‘Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent about 90% of businesses – and more than 50% of employment worldwide. Global environmental and social challenges can only be addressed appropriately if the SME sector is fully involved. Larger companies are already required to take specific steps and report on their non-financial performance. And those requirements are gradually cascading to SMEs.’