Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Zero Carbon Business

The Zero Carbon Business service is a partnership between business organisations, energy networks and professional bodies to give small businesses the advice they need to reduce their carbon emissions.

Their aim is to provide impartial information at the right time in the right format to meet small business needs. They aim to promote initiatives that are open access and free to use or apply for.

We must reach net-zero carbon emissions globally by 2050 to limit global warming to manageable levels.

This means rapidly reducing the emissions being released into the Earth’s atmosphere and removing greenhouse gases to avoid dangerous climate change.

You can reduce emissions by using electric vehicles or renewable forms of energy such as solar panels. You can ‘offset‘ unavoidable emissions by funding activities which benefit the environment.

Business benefits

By reducing carbon emissions and moving to net zero, your business can:

  • cut energy and transport costs
  • qualify for tax benefits
  • meet environmental regulations
  • attract new customers and investors
  • help those in your supply chain meet new targets
  • attract and retain employees who care about the environment
  • What you can do
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • reduce the impact of transport
  • recycle more and reduce waste
  • switch to renewable energy
  • improve insulation at your workplace
  • use electric vehicles
  • find a greener supply chain

You can find out more about the Zero Carbon support here.