Pathway to Net Zero Business Support
Free support for Plymouth businesses working towards Net Zero
The new Pathway to Net Zero programme has been designed to provide free support for Plymouth-based businesses to adopt more environmentally conscious processes and move towards becoming net zero.
Funded by Plymouth City Council through the UK Government's Shared Prosperity Fund, the programme will provide a mixture of one-to-one sessions, workshops, and self-learning resources, offering support with:
- Sustainable business practices
- Developing a green workforce culture
- Reducing your digital carbon footprint
- Sustainability certification options
- Creating an Environmental Management System
- Carbon measurement and free carbon audits.
We've been providing friendly, practical advice to local businesses for over 30 years, and we're proud to be delivering this support alongside our partners, Cosmic and Carbon Sense.
The programme is fully funded, which means there is absolutely no cost to you. So, if you're keen to make your business more sustainable, and start proactively working towards Net Zero, we can help. Register your interest using the contact form and we'll be in touch soon.
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The benefits of working towards Net Zero
The United Kingdom stands as a global pioneer by committing to eliminate its contribution to global warming, setting a target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 (The Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy - HM Government, 2021).
For the UK to reach this target, all businesses need to improve their environmental performance. According to the Net Zero Review 2020, achieving net zero is essential for long-term prosperity (HM Treasury, 2020), so it is vital businesses start to measure their carbon use and develop action plans to reduce their reliance on all Greenhouse gas emissions.
Taking action on climate change provides a host of opportunities for local businesses, such as creating jobs, lowering costs, and attracting new clients or investors.
All businesses, however small, produce carbon emissions, so this is an excellent opportunity for Plymouth businesses, at whatever stage of the Net Zero journey to seize the opportunities presented by tackling climate change.
How this support is funded
Pathway to Net Zero is funded by the UK Government and is receiving up to £60,000 of Shared Prosperity Funding. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is the Managing authority for these funds. The accountable body for this programme is Plymouth City Council.