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Small Businesses: Sustainable Development

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL13846, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to develop sustainability strategies.

Answered on

16 March 2021

Later this year, the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion, my Hon. Friend the Member for Arundel and South Downs (Andrew Griffith MP), will lead the Together for Our Planet (TFOP) Small Business campaign. The campaign, aimed at the UK’s 1.4 million small businesses, will enhance awareness of climate change and net zero, while encouraging them to pledge to take specific actions to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. Examples of the latter might include pledging to switch a commercial van to an electric vehicle, supporting employees to cycle to work or moving to a more local supplier.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy