A new government campaign has been unveiled, encouraging the country’s six million small businesses to lead the way on climate action as part of the UK’s drive to net zero.
Boris Johnson launched the Together for our Planet ‘Business Climate Leaders’ initiative on 28 May. The campaign urges all small and micro businesses to visit the new online UK Business Climate Hub, where they can find practical tools, resources and advice to help understand their emissions and develop a plan to tackle them.
The hub also provides specific ideas for steps firms could take, such as installing energy saving light bulbs, switching to electric vehicles, introducing environmentally-friendly packaging options, or offering a cycle to work scheme. Firms who make a net zero commitment via the hub will be recognised by the UN Race to Zero campaign and will become ‘climate leaders’, inspiring others in the community to take positive environmental action.
Commenting on the initiative, the Prime Minister said, “Every step that a small business takes on their journey to net zero adds up – not only in protecting the health of the planet but also in future-proofing their business and encouraging new investment, new customers and new opportunities for growth.”