Studies show that 85% of consumers are more likely to buy from a business with a reputation for sustainability, meaning going green can help grow the economy.
Research also shows that 90% of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are keen to tackle climate change, but they find it difficult to know how or where to start in finding the right solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.
This certainly resonates with our own experience at Bishop Fleming as we finalise the data to determine our second carbon footprint measurement.
With 5.5 million SMEs in the UK, business and industry accounts for around 25% of carbon emissions. The government’s launch of a new UK Business Climate Hub is therefore a welcome source of support in this area.
The Climate Hub includes a free carbon calculator and a suite of new tools to help businesses measure, track and report on their emissions and save money by using less energy.
It offers detailed advice on everything from sourcing products from green suppliers and reducing emissions from freight and logistics to the most cost-effective ways of installing solar panels and electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
The Hub also features a very useful finance guide, highlighting national and regional grants and funding sources to help businesses invest in carbon reduction initiatives.
The UK Business Climate Hub is an excellent resource and one that we at Bishop Fleming will certainly be using in our drive to take climate action.
For further support on environmental sustainability, visit our Sustainable Business Knowledge Hub.