Did you know that according to YouGov, only 46% of businesses in the UK have made plans to go carbon neutral by 2050 and a further 31% say they have no plans at all to be carbon neutral.
Becoming carbon neutral and reducing our carbon footprint and emissions has become an increasingly popular topic following the recent COP26 event.
A business’ green credentials are also becoming more and more important when it comes to winning tenders and new contracts.
This event has been created specifically for local business by highlighting the current issues that we are facing within the UK and raising further awareness on how we can all play a key part in making a more sustainable future within Somerset. It will also help to ensure your business has the green credentials necessary for winning work in the future.
We will be discussing the results of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce QES sustainability and net zero questions, which looked at preparedness for carbon neutrality and sustainability.
We will be joined by Sophie Parkhouse is a Partner with Albert Goodman, where she leads on sustainability, both from a firm and client perspective. Sophie also leads on the Albert Goodman Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting and SECR Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Sophie's discussion will include: What is meant by the term net zero and the benefits of working towards this The legislative requirements around carbon reporting and why they may be relevant to all entities How businesses can get started on their sustainability journey Sophie will also offer advice and support on what small businesses can do to start their work. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A session to take place.
We will hear from Brian Goodman, on behalf of WPA, about how they are progressing towards net zero and the benefits that this has created so far.