UK press small businesses to commit net zero emissions: Each small UK business is being advised to take “small, practical steps” to lower their emissions on behalf of the progression with the aim of net zero by 2050, ahead of the COP26 climate summit being held in Glasgow in November.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson & Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng have initiated the Together for our Planet Business Climate Leaders campaign, a new ambition to inspire small and micro businesses to pledge to cutting their emissions 50% by 2030 and attain net zero by 2050 or earlier with the assistance of the new UK Business Climate Hub.
Small businesses will allowed use the hub to discover functional tools, resources & advice to comprehend their emissions and establish a plan to tackle them.
The hub will additionally supply ideas for steps businesses can take, as well as setting up energy saving light bulbs, switching to electric vehicles (EVs) & other cleaner types of transport, investigating environmentally friendly packaging choices or bringing in cycle to work schemes for employees.
Furthermore, the campaign will supply small businesses with access to a few of the UK’s largest businesses – which will include NatWest, Google, ScottishPower & BT – as well as leading climate experts to assist them in taking the basic and practical steps to protect the planet including the benefits of a stronger future and developing a low carbon business.
Businesses that make a net zero pledge on the UK Business Climate Hub will be acknowledged by the UN Race to Zero campaign & will evolve into ‘climate leaders’.
The government believes while the UK’s 6 million small businesses account for 99% of the UK’s companies, employ 60% of the UK workforce & produce £2.2 trillion of revenue, it is vital they take measures and lower their carbon footprint.
Mr Johnson stated: “Every step that a small business takes on their journey to net zero adds up – not only in protecting the health of the planet but also in future-proofing their business and encouraging new investment, new customers and new opportunities for growth.
“We are providing the support and advice small businesses need to join us and become leaders in the fight against climate change.”
UK press small businesses to commit net zero emissions