Together we have enormous power and influence over the city’s emissions and we can create a thriving net-zero future for everyone.

However, we understand that taking action and transitioning to net-zero may be challenging for some businesses and can seem daunting at the start. To help with this we have put together a list of resources to help support organisations on their journey to net-zero. 

5 top things to start your net-zero transition

SIGN UP TO THE EDINBURGH CLIMATE COMPACT

The Edinburgh Climate Compact is a commitment made by businesses and organisations in Edinburgh to take action to help significantly reduce the city’s carbon emissions and contribute to a green recovery, 

It outlines clear action areas for businesses to focus on and commit to and provides a network of support for members. 

MEASURE AND REPORT YOUR COMPANY EMISSIONS

Measuring and reporting on your emissions creates a baseline to work from and helps provide stakeholders and customers with an update on progress.

SET AND COMMIT TO A TARGET

Committing to a target will help drive and deliver change and show your commitment to stakeholders. 

REDUCE EMISSIONS

Focus on looking at areas to reduce your emissions first. These are emissions that are directly related to the business. 

Work with YOUR supply chain

See if you can help your supply chain reduce their emissions as this will help reduce the businesses’ overall carbon footprint.