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CALLING ALL BERKSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES TO LEAD THE CHARGE TO NET ZERO

The UK government has partnered with business leaders and respected climate groups to encourage businesses across the UK to cut carbon emissions and reduce the impact of climate change.

Whatever size your business or industry you’re in, your commitment could make a real difference – to your business, to your customers, to your community, to the planet – and to your energy bills!

That’s why the UK government has created the UK Business Climate Hub, a campaign that asks UK small businesses of up to 250 employees to join the fight against climate change by committing to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

Even the smallest businesses produce carbon emissions –through your premises, your vehicles, your use of resources and your supply chain. The UK government is asking you to commit to cutting those carbon emissions in half by 2030 and to reach ‘net zero’ by 2050. Net zero means that you are putting no more carbon into the atmosphere than you are taking out of it.

When you commit, you’ll get the tools to help you understand your emissions, how to tackle them, and how to share what you’re doing with your customers and your community.

Tracey Rawling Church, recently appointed Board Director at the LEP who co-leads on the LEP’s Net Zero strategy said, “Getting greener will look different for every business, but there are steps you can take whether you are starting out or further along the road to zero emissions. These range from switching to LED Bulbs to adjusting heating and cooling system timings, from talking to your supply chain to electrifying your work vehicles and installing charging points. We’re delighted to see that Ascot based company, Frog Bikes, has committed to halving its emissions by 2030, and be net zero by 2050 and would urge all businesses to see what they can do.

“The LEP has also commissioned an initial study of the net zero strategies of our six local unitary authorities as well as those of our businesses and anchor institutions to identify and agree the actions needed to ensure Berkshire plays a leading role in the race to net zero. The report will be published in the summer.”

2021 is the time. This November the UK government is hosting COP26, a major conference in Glasgow where world leaders will get together to commit to urgent action to tackle the climate emergency. All eyes will be on the UK to agree the most ambitious plans to fight climate change the world has ever seen.

And you can be part of it. Become one of thousands of small business climate leaders across the UK this year and commit today at the UK Business Climate Hub.

 

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