Welcome to the Business East Sussex Net Zero Campaign, ‘East Sussex Zero’.
Net Zero is becoming increasingly important to businesses, and with COP26 in Glasgow taking place in November this is the perfect time to start thinking about this issue and how businesses in East Sussex can get involved. Through this campaign, we are going to be highlighting the importance of Net Zero to local businesses and signposting to useful tools and resources, as well as free support programmes that can help businesses get closer to Net Zero.
Continue reading below for more information on why Net Zero is important to local businesses, information on business support, tools and resources, and information on what some of our partners are doing on Net Zero.
Join us and our campaign on social media using the hashtag #EastSussexZero or by using some of the stock posts in the partner pack.
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Large companies recognise this and are leading the way in showcasing their green credentials to consumers. Examples include Amazons $2 billion climate pledge and Apples commitment to 100% carbon neutrality by 2030.
2. Low carbon credentials are becoming increasingly important in Supply Chan opportunities
Green credentials are becoming increasingly important in Supply Chan opportunities – As larger companies face increasing legislative pressure and react to consumer trends they are seeking to make their supply chains greener to reduce their own carbon footprint.
Net Zero and sustainability requirements are increasingly mandated in private and public procurement. For example, through their ‘climate Change Procurement Principles’, BT take energy consumption and environmental impact into account when making decisions on suppliers and require that any replacement supplier has lower energy consumption and environmental impact than their predecessor.
3. Green Innovations, adaptations, and new technologies offer increasing efficiency and profitability to businesses
Green Innovations, adaptations, and new technologies offer increasing efficiency and profitability to businesses – While further innovations and new technologies are needed to help businesses and society reach Net Zero, there are increasingly affordable technologies and adaptations available today that can reduce your businesses carbon footprint, while also delivering financial savings and productivity increases.
Investments such as insulating your premises or producing your own energy from solar or wind, are investments that can deliver long term savings in heating and energy bills. Similarly, using electric vehicles in your businesses can considerably reduce your running costs, with electric vehicles running for as little as 1p per mile, compared to 7-8p per mile for the most efficient petrol and diesel vehicles. You can also take advantage of government subsidies which include plug-in grants when purchasing the vehicle , and the Workplace Charging Scheme which provides grants for installing charging points.
Start Now! – Calculate the carbon footprint of your business
Start now by calculating the carbon footprint of your business with the SME Carbon Footprint Calculator from The Carbon Trust. You will need details of your: