SCOTLAND. LET’S TALK CLIMATE.
Welcome to the Scotland’s Climate Week Toolkit, created for public, private and third sector organisations to provide key information on how to get involved in Scotland’s Climate Week, 26 September - 2 October, and beyond.
Our aim is to make climate change a hot conversation topic across the country, and Scotland’s businesses play a vital role in making this a reality. See below a link to download the toolkit, along with tips on how you can help spread the word.
ACCESS OUR FREE TOOLKIT TO FIND OUT HOW TO PLAY YOUR PART IN TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE.
How to get involved in tackling climate change
Here are five ways businesses can get involved in tackling climate change:
- START A CONVERSATION – Run an online or in-person event with staff and stakeholders to discuss how they can take action on climate change and your organisation’s role in supporting this. Our Climate Conversations Pack is a great resource for you and your employees to feel more confident talking about climate change and prevention.
- SHOWCASE – Communicate to staff and customers about all of the work you’re already doing to tackle climate change.
- INCREASE AWARENESS – Raise awareness among your staff and customers about climate change and its consequences for Scotland.
- TAKE ACTION – Encourage positive action at home, in the local community and within the workplace by making use of our handy guides with tips on where, and how, to take action.
- SIGNPOST – Direct employees, customers and stakeholders to www.netzeronation.scot for advice and information on how they can help tackle the climate emergency.
WHY TAKE ACTION?
“Firms that adjust their business models to the transition to net zero world will be rewarded handsomely. Those that fail to adapt will cease to exist.”
Mark Carney, Former Governor of the Bank of England
Not only is taking action essential for the future of our planet, it’s also good for business. Taking climate action can help drive cost savings, customer loyalty, attraction of talent, new products and services, and resilience. There are many untapped market opportunities - brands that demonstrate commitment to sustainability report up to four times average sales growth! Read case studies from ACS Clothing and Skye Skyns on how going green has benefitted business.
TOP 5 THINGS BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS CAN DO NOW TO REDUCE EMISSIONS
- Understand your impact – calculate your own greenhouse gas emissions to better understand your impact on the climate.
- Energy use – run your business or organisation on 100% renewable electricity and heating.
- Transport – investigate options for leasing, purchasing or travelling by ultra-low emission vehicles.
- Supply chain – encourage your suppliers to make changes to the ways they operate or source local suppliers and products where possible.
- Waste – reduce, reuse, repair and recycle as much as possible.
Find out more about business support here.