Business organisations with green initiatives

With many smaller businesses embracing sustainable practices and taking initial steps towards net zero, mainstream business organisations and membership groups are supporting smaller businesses by offering advice, inspiration and case study examples.

While there are many dedicated organisations focused on reducing carbon emissions, such as the Carbon Trust, or setting environmental management standards such as the International Organization for Standardization, general business organisations have also recognised the opportunities offered by supporting UK businesses on their path to net zero.

Organisations such as the British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses offer advice and support that some smaller businesses may find helpful.

Many run networking events, with members able to access resources and support.

While some organisations require membership, there is plenty of free information and advice available.

We've rounded up a sample of some UK business organisations with a significant amount of advice and information designed to help businesses become greener.

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