Small Business Sustainability Reaching Net Zero

Small Business Sustainability: Reaching Net Zero

If you’re looking to understand and adopt environmentally friendly practices for your small business then this is workshop is for you.

Want to learn what becoming net zero could mean for your small business and how to work towards it?

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to meet and create a network with other similar minded local entrepreneurs whilst our experienced business advisor can provide extensive local knowledge to assist you.

In this free workshop, we’ll be guiding you through what becoming Net Zero means for your businesses and how to take steps to start reducing your carbon footprint.

In June 2019, the UK committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 100% by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. Acting now on cutting carbon can have many advantages for your business, such as:

  • cutting energy and transport costs
  • qualifying for tax benefits
  • meeting environmental regulations
  • attracting new customers and investors
  • attracting and retaining employees who care about the environment

Rome wasn’t built in a day so we’ll take you through the actions you can start to take, big or small which will help you lead the charge to Net Zero. During the session will we cover how to:

  • Benchmark your carbon footprint with similar businesses
  • Understand what makes a green business a good business
  • Create a green programme
  • Use, reduce, re-use, and recycle as core business practice
  • Access and make use of financial incentives and allowances
  • Develop a carbon neutral supply chain
  • Boost your green credentials with accreditation schemes

By the end of the workshop you should be equipped with the knowledge to start your business on the road to Net Zero and with a pocket full of local contacts.

About  Thrive

The Thrive service  has been fully-funded by the European Development Fund to allow us to offer you 12 hours of free business support through a range of one-to-one advice and workshops with expert advisors and speakers. This workshop forms part of the free support available to you so please visit our Thrive page for the full details.

Please note that there are a couple of online forms you will need to complete in order to attend our workshops. This is a requirement of the funding of the Thrive service and enables us to provide this support to you for free! Links to the forms will be emailed to you when you register but you can also find them here.


Important Information


To be eligible to attend this free workshop you need to be based in Devon or Somerset (excluding Torridge, North Devon, North Somerset & BaNES). If you are unsure, you can check by entering your postcode into the Government Council Checker. You can find further details about the eligibility criteria here.

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The Heart of the South West Growth Hub Service for All is receiving up to £781,965 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The accountable body for this programme is Devon County Council.


Sep 05 2022


10:00 am - 1:00 pm