Will You Join The Together For Our Planet Campaign?
The government has launched the Together for our Planet ‘Business Climate Leaders’ campaign, encouraging small and micro businesses to take action to cut emissions in half by 2030 and to net zero by 2050 or sooner.
Steps to achieving this could include using electric vehicles and cleaner forms of transport, installing energy-saving light bulbs, environmentally friendly packaging, cycle to work schemes and so on.
A new UK Business Climate Hub has been launched as part of the campaign, which has all the practical tools, resources and advice necessary to understand emissions and devise appropriate plans with which to tackle them.
Small businesses will also be provided with access to some of the biggest companies in the UK, including Google, NatWest, BT and Scottish Power, as well as climate experts, to help support them in their action to protect the planet. Partner support will include training programmes, collaborative events and so on.
By taking action where climate change is concerned, businesses will be able to grow and take advantage of new opportunities, as well as prioritising job creation, driving investment and adapting to the challenges presented by the changing landscape. Reducing emissions also means lower running costs, thus saving businesses money, as well.
Kwasi Kwarteng, business and energy secretary, said: “There are huge opportunities for a small business to go green – not only playing their part in saving the planet from climate change but helping grow their business and ensuring it is fit for the future.
“Simple changes could differentiate a business from the competition, attract new customers and investment and save them money on their running costs.”
This follows on from the success the government has already seen in making sure the biggest companies in the UK join the green revolution. More than 40 of the country’s FTSE 100 companies have now signed up to the UN’s Race to Zero campaign, for example.
Where water is concerned, you can help protect the planet by investigating your business water usage and consumption, and looking for a new supplier that could potentially serve the needs of your company more effectively than the one you’re currently with.
Switching can help you reduce the amount of water you use by highlighting any vulnerable areas you may have across your premises. This then allows you to bring in water-saving solutions to address the issues that are uncovered and these can evolve over time and be scaled up or down, depending on the situation at hand.
As well as saving the planet, switching also means you may well be able to save quite a significant amount on your water bills – so get in touch with the team at SwitchWaterSupplier.com to find out more about how we can help you boost your green credentials and increase your profit margins at the same time.