Swindon & Wiltshire’s Green Business Advice Service

By Anita Jaynes on 3 March, 2022

What can your business be doing to meet the Government’s 2050 net zero target?

Businesses must start thinking now about strategies they will put in place to reach this milestone of being net zero by 2050. Acting now gives companies a competitive advantage over slower movers and ensures you’re better prepared for the UK’s net zero economy.

The Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Hub are offering one-to-one advice and support with their specialist Business Navigator for the green agenda. They can help:

  • Outline how to widen the impact of your current sustainability practices through climate commitments, reporting tools, and environmental certifications
  • Identify further steps which are suitable to your company on your journey to net zero
  • Assist in developing a short-term strategy to begin your journey to net zero by identifying some of the immediate actions your business can take to reduce emissions
  • Offer ideas for the creation of a longer-term strategy to achieve net zero by 2050, by discussing more complex actions your business can take to reduce emissions, and identifying the steps most appropriate to your company
  • Discuss grants and loans available to help your business achieve specific targets along your road to net zero.

What will your business get from this?

  • Develop strategy for reaching targets necessary to achieve accreditations such as B Corp. These accreditations build a competitive advantage, with customers increasingly looking to buy from sustainable businesses
  • Understanding of relevant financial support, such as grants and loans, to assist the development of your environmental strategy
  • Identify areas your business can improve process efficiency, creating cost savings while simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint
  • Futureproof your business: As the country moves towards a net zero economy, the way businesses operate must change and this advice can help you get ahead of the curve.

Businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire are already starting to set out ambitious strategies to become carbon neutral and ultimately achieve net zero. Now is the time to join that movement.

Contact Hugh Williams to arrange a free green advice session. Email: hugh.williams@swlep.co.uk