SME carbon emissions

Report shows only 1 in 10 small businesses have a plan to reduce carbon emissions

The British Chambers of Commerce published a report this week that shows that only one in ten (11%) UK businesses are measuring their carbon footprint.

The survey of 1000 British businesses showed that although half of small business owners (49%) acknowledged their customers were worried about the environment, only two thirds saw reducing carbon emissions a business priority in the wake of Covid-19.

The costs to implement changes required within a Carbon Management Plan was the biggest concern highlighted by the surveyed businesses with concerns for both upfront adaptation costs and access to finance.

More concerning was that one in five of the businesses surveyed didn’t understand the challenge presented, stating a lack of understanding of the so called ‘race to net-zero’.

Here at Groundwork, we believe that sustainability should be accessible, easy to action and free from jargon.

Our Sustainable Business Consultants work alongside you to create an achievable, yet impactful, plan of action to reduce carbon emissions.

If you’d like to start your journey to sustainability with an informal chat about how to move forward please get in touch.