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Welsh Government Review of support for sustainable development

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What sustainability means in Wales, and how the private, public and voluntary sectors can work together to achieve it is changing.

Wales is committed to maintaining its position as a global leader in Sustainable Development. Through improving their sustainability, organisations can enjoy a range of benefits – from savings on things like energy bills, right through to ensuring our places of work and communities are happier, healthier and more prosperous than before. Being able to demonstrate sustainability credentials is rapidly becoming something that organisations are asked to do to secure customers and win work, meaning this topic is of commercial, as well as environmental, social and cultural, importance.

The Welsh Government are committed to supporting organisations to understand and realise the benefits of working in line with sustainable development principles. They have commissioned a consultancy called Databuild to engage with businesses, the public and third sector, to understand what Government can do to help them become more sustainable. This review will also examine the effectiveness of past and current support activities, such as the Sustainable Development Charter which some businesses may have been a signatory of. Welsh Government wish to understand how funded support for sustainable development can be more effective at driving change and encouraging organisations to adopt sustainability at the core of their ways of working, and more aligned to the Well-being of Future Generations Act. The review will culminate in the Welsh Government signing off the design of a new programme of support to be launched in 2017.

Databuild are collecting views from organisations right across Wales and have developed a short 5-10 minute online survey that they are inviting organisations to complete. This survey will cover a few initial questions around the future of support for sustainable development in Wales, and also allow organisations to provide contact information if they are keen to participate within the review in other ways (for example, undertaking a telephone survey or attending a workshop). I would encourage you to have your say within this review – if you have a few minutes please complete the short survey via the links below. Responses will help Databuild gauge the appetite for participation in other activities and deploy events and workshops accordingly.

To complete the survey in English, please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/sdsurveyenglish

To complete the survey in Welsh, please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/sdsurveycymraeg

Please feel free to share these links so that others in your organisation and wider contacts can have their say to feed into this important review.

Thank you for your time and participation,

Tim

Tim Peppin
Director of Regeneration & Sustainable Development
Welsh Local Government Association
Local Government House, Drake Walk, Cardiff, CF10 4LG
Tel: 029 20468669
Mobile: 07747 483761
Fax: 029 2046 8601

www.wlga.gov.uk

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