PM launches campaign encouraging SMEs to commit to net zero

The Prime Minister has called on every small business in the country to commit to taking practical steps to cut their emissions as part of the UK’s journey to net zero by 2050.

Posted on 30 June 2021

The Prime Minister has called on every small business in the country to commit to taking practical steps to cut their emissions as part of the UK’s journey to net zero by 2050.

The new Together for our Planet campaign encourages small businesses to commit to cutting their emissions in half by 2030 and to net zero by 2050 or sooner.

Tools, resources and advice

As part of the campaign, the government has launched UK Business Climate Hub, which provides businesses with practical tools, resources and advice to understand their emissions and develop a plan to tackle them.

The campaign will also provide small businesses with access to some of the UK’s biggest - including NatWest, Google, Scottish Power and BT - who will host a range of collaborate events throughout the summer and create a small business training programme on taking green actions.

“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,” the Prime Minister said.

‘Do not get left behind’

The campaign comes ahead of the UK hosting the landmark COP26 UN climate summit in November, where the government will lead negotiations for stronger, more robust measures to tackle climate change worldwide.

COP26 president-designate, and former business secretary, Alok Sharma, said: The world is moving to a greener, brighter future, so please: do not get left behind. Ahead of COP26 in November, join the hundreds that have already done so and become a business climate leader.”

Businesses who make a formal net zero commitment via the UK Business Climate Hub will be recognised by the UN’s global Race to Zero initiative, which has already gathered thousands of corporate signatories worldwide.

Support in Greater Manchester

SMEs in Greater Manchester can access tailored advice and guidance to start their net zero journey through GC Business Growth Hub’s new Journey to Net Zero programme.

To find out more visit www.businessgrowthhub.com/netzero.

 

 

 

Posted under General Interest on 30 June 2021