Free Net Zero advice for Suffolk businesses

Groundwork Sustainable Business Services is excited to announce we will be partnering with Suffolk’s local authorities to deliver free and impartial expert advice to help businesses and organisations save energy, reduce their emissions and establish tailored decarbonisation plans.

The Net Zero Business Advisor Service will provide free support to enable businesses, the voluntary sector and other organisations working within Suffolk to understand their greenhouse gas emissions, to set a plan to reduce these and access grant funding to implement carbon reduction actions.

With several energy efficiency and sustainability grant schemes now in place across Suffolk, this Net Zero Suffolk scheme will help organisations make informed decisions about which carbon reduction solution is best for them.

Advisors from Groundwork will be able to identify new actions for organisations or establish the anticipated cost and carbon savings that planned actions will achieve; whether this is a switch to a low carbon heating system, installation of solar PV or focusing on upgrading to lower polluting vehicles for example.

These actions will support Suffolk’s businesses to meet the UK Government’s net zero target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. Suffolk County Council also aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2030 and is now asking its own supply chain to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and wider environmental impacts.

Councillor Toby Hammond, cabinet member for Economic Development and Transport at East Suffolk, said:

The contribution of local businesses to reaching our net zero ambitions is of fundamental importance. We want companies to make carbon a key consideration of all decision making. In order to succeed, we want to help simplify and structure the journey to decarbonisation, so I’m pleased that East Suffolk Council is working with Groundwork on the Net Zero Business Advisor Service.

Organisations in Suffolk interested in learning more about the programme can call 01473 350370 or email to speak to a consultant.