We want all businesses to draw up plans for targeting emissions. This means establishing baselines, setting targets and milestones, sharing and celebrating progress as planning develops. The scale and type of action taken will vary between businesses, but it is up to each business to ensure that it is contributing to reducing emissions in a way that benefits all.
Here are the top 5 actions your business can take to help tackle the global climate emergency and achieve our net zero target. Businesses can also inspire others to take action by sharing best practice and showcasing experience.
Planning will be crucial to ensure that businesses can make the most of opportunities and prepare for changes. There’s no single template for businesses, but effective climate-friendly business planning is likely to involve the following actions:
For any business, the first step is to establish your current emissions as fully as you can: consider the energy you use, fuel you put in your vehicles and, if you can, the energy used by others on your behalf, by your staff and suppliers, for example.
Then set targets and milestones, make a plan of action and monitor your progress. Make sure you're communicating your plans and progress reports with employees, customers and suppliers.
Take Action Starting Now
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.