Race to Zero for SME's
Are you an SME? <250 employees - Visit the UK Business Climate Hub
UK businesses who make the SME Climate Commitment (to join the Race to Zero) can claim a free BS ISO 50005 standard, thanks to a partnership between BSI and BEIS. Businesses who sign up will receive a code via email.
The UK Government has launched a dedicated UK Campaign recognized under the Race to Zero for SMEs - Together for Our Planet under the UK Business Climate Hub. This is set up to help mobilise action amongst the UK small business community. As a BEAMA member, and SME with under 250 employees, we recommend following the UK Business Climate Hub in developing your Net Zero commitment and in doing so support the Together for Our Planet campaign. This will take you to the recognized Race to Zero partner ‘SME Climate Hub’ and guide you through the development of your Net Zero commitment.
Businesses who commit by signing up to the SME Climate Commitment will be recognised by the United Nation's Race to Zero campaign, and will be joining governments, big businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same mission.
#TogetherForOurPlanet is a recognized campaign backed by UK government which will run through to COP26. Signing up to the official SME Climate Commitment via the UK Business Climate Hub means small businesses will get access to assets and promotional materials to publicise their pledge, so they can show prospective customers evidence of their climate credentials. They will also be included on the UK Business Climate Hub's list of businesses who have signed up and have the chance to feature in the campaign.
The UK Business Climate Hub offers information and resources for SMEs to develop their net zero commitments including signposting to specific carbon calculators and best practice.
BEAMA are working with BEIS to relay feedback from our membership in the development of their commitments in the hope of scoping sector specific guidance for SMEs via the UK Business Climate Hub and ensuring you have the material you need to make informed decisions along the way.