Where to sign up for green initiatives

Many smaller businesses are taking steps to become more sustainable in their operations.

Small actions such as switching to LED lighting and green energy tariffs help.

But there's much more your smaller business can do on the journey to net zero.

You can start by exploring a range of initiatives from UK business organisations.

Following COP26, the government has revealed that 60 of the UK's FTSE100 companies have signed up to Race to Zero – a global campaign designed to encourage organisations to be Net Zero by 2050.

You don't need to be a large corporate to get involved with making a public commitment.

Smaller businesses can sign up to publicly showcase their commitment to sustainability with UK and global environmental organisations.

Several organisations provide platforms to support smaller businesses, from pledging to achieve Net Zero to signing up to make small changes.

Signing up is usually free and can give access to tools, advice and networking with other SMEs looking to tackle climate change or address sustainability issues such as single-use plastics.

Pledging to go green and starting your sustainable journey is usually straightforward.

We've included links to a few organisations that offer the ability to sign up and commit to making a change.

Further Resources

SME Climate hub

The Climate Pledge

Science Based Targets


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