- Business – reducing your carbon footprint
Business – reducing your carbon footprint
No matter what the size of your business, you can influence what you do in order to reduce your carbon footprint.
Sustainability Support for Businesses
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to feel the overwhelming economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rising energy bills, however the challenge of prioritising sustainability has, arguably, never been greater. Together with our local partners, we're working to support small businesses in Broxtowe with resources, events and support to help them on their journey to net zero.
Below you will find details of three programmes in the Broxtowe area to specifically support SMEs to decarbonise. They all offer grants and access to specialist consultancy with support available until June 2023.
All three are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and work collaboratively to make sure businesses get the right support for their needs.
If you need any further advice or support please contact either Emma Georgiou, Waste and Climate Change Manager: email@example.com or one of the partners directly below.
Sustainability in Enterprise
The Sustainability in Enterprise project, led by Nottingham Trent University, helps SMEs in Greater Nottingham on the journey to Net Zero.
Free, practical support is available from specialists in sustainable business operations, building management, product design, and employee engagement. We help businesses fully understand their current carbon emissions and roadmap carbon reduction actions. Support includes full environmental audits and life cycle analysis of products. Financial support is also available to help businesses around recruitment and action on carbon.
Telephone: 0115 848 4297
Visit: Sustainability in Enterprise website (Opens in a new window)
Accelerating Reduction in Carbon
Nottingham City Council’s ARC project helps SMEs in Greater Nottingham to decarbonise by providing carbon reduction advice, energy audits and grants. The project supports the reduction of carbon through improving the energy performance of buildings and production processes.
ARC gives grants to help businesses invest in measures that lead to cuts in energy use and energy bills and aims to accelerate companies onto the next stage of growth through the introduction of energy and resource efficiency measures and the reduction of operating costs.
Telephone: 0115 876 4271
Visit: Nottingham City Council's ARC webpages (Opens in a new window)
Energy for Business
Local SMEs can also access funded support through the Energy for Business project which is led by the University of Nottingham. This low-carbon innovation project offers:
- Specialist consultancy from world-class academics
- Events and workshops
- Student placements and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
- A capital grant for business growth
- Access to outstanding facilities and expertise
Telephone: 0115 748 4969
Visit: University of Nottingham Energy For Business webpages (Opens in a new window)
Sign up to our business bulletins
We send regular updates and information to local businesses about funding, events, training and more via our Email Me Service, including sustainability events.
To sign up, visit our Email Me page, enter your email address and select the topics you wish to subscribe to.
Below are some helpful websites that offer businesses tips and advice on becoming more sustainable.
- Business Green (Opens in a new window) - offering companies the latest news and best-practice advice on how to become more sustainable.
- The Carbon Trust (Opens in a new window) - a not-for-profit company providing specialist support to help business cut their carbon emissions and save energy.
- The government's online resource for businesses. The GOV UK waste and environmental impact pages (Opens in a new window) provides advice and tools to help you comply with legislation and regulations.
- The Environment Agency (Opens in a new window) - a public body responsible for improving and protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development.
- WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) - an independent not-for-profit company to help the circular economy. Visit the WRAP website (Opens in a new window) for more information.