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It’s not too late! Catch up on our Carbon Reduction Plan webinar

If you’re a UK based organisation looking to set a Net Zero target or reduce your carbon emissions, you’ll need to be up to speed with Carbon Reduction Plans. Increasingly, suppliers are required to have a Carbon Reduction Plans in place to be able to bid for local authority, NHS or national government work. In…Read More »

Advancing Sustainability: The Advantages of Electrifying Your Fleet for Sustainable Businesses

As businesses strive to establish sustainable practices, investing in an electric fleet has emerged as a compelling solution for organisations seeking to reduce their environmental impact and embrace eco-conscious transportation. Embracing electric vehicles (EVs) not only aids in combating climate change but also offers financial, operational, and reputational benefits to businesses committed to sustainability. In…Read More »

Reducing pollution risks at Royd Ings Industrial Estate, Yorkshire

Groundwork is currently working with the Environment Agency to reduce unplanned or accidental pollution from industrial estates across Yorkshire. Last year our environmental consultants engaged businesses located at the Euroway, Spen Valley and BMK industrial estates.  This year, they are supporting businesses on Royd Ings Industrial Estate in Keighley, which has been chosen due to…Read More »

Providing Earsham Street Café with carbon footprinting & net zero support

Background Earsham Street Café is a family-run eatery in Suffolk run by Gemma Parker and partner Mike Hennessey, which operates within a beautiful Grade II listed building in the historic market town of Bungay. Gemma and Mike have been interested in learning more about potential energy efficiency technologies and were signposted to Groundwork for help….Read More »

Greenhouse Gas Reporting for the Groundwork federation

Background Groundwork is a federation of charities working locally and nationally to create a fair and green future in which people, places, and nature thrive. As an environmentally driven organisation we are keen to have a limited environmental impact, however as a charity it can be challenging to source funding to aid decarbonisation. Groundwork’s Sustainable…Read More »

Supporting TransPennine Express with Carbon Footprint Verification

About TransPennine Express is a train company that runs intercity services linking cities and towns across the North of England and Scotland. Sustainability is at the heart of their operations and they have developed a strategy in line with the rail industry sustainable development principles and UK policy goals for greener transport and modal shift,…Read More »

Helping business in Brent improve their energy efficiency

Throughout 2022-23 Groundwork worked with Brent Council to deliver the ‘Brent for Business Energy Efficiency Scheme’ which supported local SMEs to make sustainable changes to their premises. Out of 90 businesses who expressed an initial interest in the scheme, over 50 went on to receive a free energy audit, which helped highlight key areas for…Read More »

Minimising Business Waste: Key Tips for Sustainable Waste Management

Effective waste management is a crucial aspect of sustainable business practices. By minimizing waste generation and implementing responsible waste disposal strategies, businesses can significantly reduce their environmental impact while saving costs and promoting a positive brand image. In this article, we share some advice related to sustainable waste management that can help businesses optimise resource…Read More »

Free Energy Audits & Sustainability Support for Stoke-on-Trent Businesses

Groundwork are pleased to announced the ‘Sustainable Ventures’ project which provides free support to businesses and community organisations in Stoke-on-Trent who are keen on stepping up to the sustainability challenge. The project aims to inform organisations on the most viable solutions available to them, exploring how energy audits, training, and actionable decarbonisation plans can help…Read More »

Setting Science Based Targets

In our last blog we introduced what Science-Based Targets (SBT) were and why they were important. In this blog we will outline the steps required to set them. Step 1: Commit to setting a Science Based Target Committing to setting an SBT is an important first step. It shows that your business is serious about…Read More »