In 2019, the UK became the first country in the world to set a legal target to be net zero by 2050. Since then, hundreds of companies, many of them in the technology sector, have made public commitments to be carbon neutral, adopt a science-based target, or even be carbon negative. More recently, the UK Government has outlined its expectation that suppliers adopt a science-based climate target, and that climate action will help companies to secure contracts through its Social Value Framework and Carbon Reduction Plans.
To make it easier for SMEs and microbusinesses to commit to cutting their emissions in half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050 or sooner, useful resources can be found here:
- techUK Climate Action Guidance for SMEs
- Business Climate Hub
- SME Climate Commitment
- UK Business Climate Hub
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The guidance explains how SMEs can measure and report their GHG emissions as well as set targets to reduce them.