Sustainability tools and calculators for smaller businesses

Many small businesses are trying to become more sustainable and according to the British Chambers of Commerce, around 54% of businesses surveyed are planning to reduce their consumption of materials such as paper, food, and plastics in the coming year whilst 47% plan reduce their energy consumption.

One step on this journey is to understand your current position by calculating your carbon footprint.

This calculation can be complex, as you may need to factor in all aspects of your business premises and operations such as transport, plant, equipment, materials and waste systems.

There are several free sustainability tools and calculators that can work out the amount of carbon dioxide produced by different activities, providing you with the total footprint of carbon emitted.

Calculator Tools & Further Resources

We've included a round-up of some sample visualisation tools and calculators that smaller businesses may find useful in helping on their path to net zero:

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Green Decoder

Featuring a glossary of sustainable terms curated in partnership with the Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, our green decoder is helping smaller businesses decipher the terminology surrounding decarbonisation.

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