Less than a third of businesses have Net Zero strategy
The survey by YouGov on behalf of Veolia, of over 1,000 senior business decision makers, found that less than a third (29%) of UK businesses have a strategy for reaching Net Zero. However, the number is higher for larger companies – more than half (52%) of those companies with 250+ employees surveyed had a Net Zero strategy and 61% of these also felt their reputation would be negatively affected if they failed to commit to achieving their carbon targets.
Veolia’s Gavin Graveson said: “Just over forty percent of UK businesses may feel overwhelmed by the steps they need to take to reach carbon neutrality, but every step businesses take makes a difference to our planet, protecting it for future generations.
“We need to see more industries commit to a robust strategy to reduce their environmental impact, whether that be through use of electric vehicles, cleaner energy supplies or reduced packaging.
“In the wake of COP26, we need to work together, share expertise, innovate and research new sustainable solutions so carbon net zero can become a reality, rather than a goal.”