Net zero support for business
Why a net zero plan is just good business
All businesses must plan for and play their part in helping Scotland meet legislated targets of being net zero by 2045. However, it's not just about corporate social responsibility or resource efficiency. Developing a net zero plan can unlock all kinds of benefits for your business.
- In the near future, funders may not release funds unless you can evidence that you have a net zero commitment and plans in place. When tendering for business an environmental policy is no longer enough.
- Gain a competitive edge to secure and retain contracts given the mounting pressure to work with suppliers with a net zero strategy.
- A third of consumers actively seek out brands with sustainable and ethical credentials so a net zero plan will help you attract new customers.
- Identify carbon hotspots to make carbon reductions, efficiencies and carbon savings.
- Reduce your risk of energy supply and security.
- Ease reporting for compliance, such as Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR).
- Allow you to access future funding.
UK Shared Prosperity Fund
Scotland’s International Environment Centre has been commissioned by Stirling Council to support and facilitate net zero business training across Stirling. The Environment Centre is working in partnership with the Scottish Business Climate Collaboration to deliver this FREE net zero training. This partnership project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and managed by Stirling Council.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.
If your organisation has operations in Stirling, and you need support with your net zero plan, please contact us.