Practical advice for businesses to move towards Net Zero
Some in construction, including some in the stone industry, think the UK achieving Net Zero carbon emissions has nothing to do with them. They are wrong. It will involve every business in the country, just as it will involve every household in the country.
The construction industry is notoriously hard to engage in new ideas – like changing from CE marking to UKCA marking or any changes to the CIS.
Nevertheless, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy hopes small construction companies will be among the SMEs attending a series of seminars it is planning that will provide practical help to achieve low-carbon goals.
Your Business Journey to Net Zero is a series of locally focused virtual events designed to help small businesses that want to know how they can play their part in tackling climate change but don't know where to start.
The events will deliver tools, solutions and ideas to help small businesses map their steps. Attendees will also be able to consider the business opportunities stemming from the transition to a low carbon economy.
Although it is online, the first of the events is centred on London. It takes place on Tuesday 12 October.
- Event highlights include:
- Addresses from Minister of State for London and for Small Business, Consumers & Labour Markets, Paul Scully, and the Government’s UK Net Zero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith MP.
- Presentations and Q&As with a number of businesses and organisations including West London Business, Planet Mark and London Councils.
- A virtual exhibition hall showcasing initiatives, products and services on how to lower carbon emissions.
The London event will be followed by one for Scotland on Thursday 14 October.
Its highlights include:
- Speeches from the BEIS Minister for Small Business, Consumers & Labour Markets, Paul Scully, the Scottish Government Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism & Enterprise, Ivan McKee, and the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister Iain Stewart.
- Presentations and Q&As with a number of businesses and organisations including BT, IoD, FSB Scotland, Carbon Literacy Project, Visit Scotland, SCDI, Beauty Kitchen and Cream o’ Galloway.
You can find out more about how businesses can move towards Net Zero by going to the website below.