The UK government are encouraging businesses of all sizes around the UK to commit to do their bit to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet. It can be hard to think as far as 2030 whilst we’re all building back from coronavirus. But cutting emissions can save your business money and give you a competitive advantage today.

The UK is changing. For example, by 2030 you won’t be able to buy new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK, while zero-emission vehicles could support 40,000 jobs. Getting ahead of other countries like this will create new opportunities here in the UK.

Is your business ready?

We all want to create a better planet, but it can be hard to know where to start. Through this UN-backed commitment process, you could join an international community of thousands of like-minded businesses. As part of this, you will get regular newsletters and information from the government to support you through your journey.

How could your business make a difference?

No matter how small your business or what industry you’re in, your commitment could make a real difference – to the planet, to your customers and to your running costs! Even the smallest businesses produce carbon emissions – it could be through your building, your vehicles or your supply chain. The UK government are asking you to take the first step on your journey, by committing 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.

What happens when you make the commitment?

When you take the first step by making a commitment, tools will be made available to you to help you understand your emissions, how to tackle them, and how to share what you’re doing with your customers and community. And in the following months they will keep you up to date with ideas, support and incentives to help you meet your commitment

Join thousands of businesses and commit today!

2021 is the time. This November the UK government is hosting a major conference in Glasgow where world leaders will get together to commit to urgent action to tackle the climate emergency. It’s called COP26, and 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.


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