Net Zero Hub

Net Zero Hub

Be part of a more sustainable future

Does your business have a plan for reaching net zero? Now is the time to make one.

Our region’s economy has a special relationship with its environment – we are truly a Blue Green Economy that can thrive when business works sustainably with our seas and green spaces. 

In 2019, the UK pledged to reach net zero emissions by 2050. This section of our website will help your business contribute to this target and take action on climate. You can find resources, insights, information, tools and support.

We’ve also put together a Net Zero Directory which features advice from experts who can help your business improve its energy efficiency.

OUR GREEN PARTNER

We’re proud to have YGS Landscapes as our Green Partner.

As part of the firm’s sponsorship, YGS are offering all new and renewing Devon & Plymouth Chamber members a ‘Green – Check Up’. To sign up, email info@ygslandscapes.co.uk and quote ‘Chamber Membership’.

NET ZERO PLEDGES

Is your business on a journey to being Net Zero? Have you already started to set meaningful targets that you’re ready to share?

If your team has gone above and beyond to support sustainability we want to share your stories and promote your Net Zero pledge.

Simply fill in the form opposite outlining your plan for achieving Net Zero and we’ll pin your pledge to our Net Zero Hub and promote it to the wider business community.

If you have an example of good practice you would like to share, or any lessons learned, let us know so we can shout about your progress.

PRIORITISE YOUR GREEN AGENDA

Sustainable Solutions

If getting your head around Net Zero, carbon offsetting, the SDGs, ESG and CSR is giving you a headache, speak to Tracey and Simon West at Word Forest.

They’re a Devon-based international reforestation charity that plants trees, builds schools, facilitates education and supports a raft of women’s empowerment initiatives in rural Kenya. They’ve created a tried and tested blueprint for life that helps mitigate extreme meteorological events and creates a landscape that we can all continue to do business in.

Word Forest is run by passionate environmentalists who view corporate partnerships as two-way streets. They’ll help you prioritise your green agenda and support you through the inevitable changes all businesses are going to have to embrace.

It’s time to stitch the essence of your business into the fabric of Word Forest, a charity advised by some of the UK’s best scientific minds.

The Four Pillars of Word Forest

Watch a short film about what Word Forest does - including planting trees, building schools, facilitating education and supporting women's empowerment initiatives in rural Kenya.

Become a Corporate Partner

Click the link to discover more about how your business can change the word by embracing CSR and ESG through a corporate partnership with Word Forest.

Discover why Trees Are The Key

For a deeper dive into everything Word Forest does, watch this special, free documentary titled #TreesAreTheKey which is narrated by actress Kate Winslet.

NET ZERO LIVE

Net Zero Live!

Net Zero Live was a four-hour live broadcast from Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Fresh Air Studios in Plymouth, in partnership by YGS Landscapes Ltd.

Broadcast live from Fresh Air Studios on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, #NetZeroLive ran simultaneously alongside the ground-breaking #COP26 conference in Glasgow, divided into four categories: Transport, Earth & Energy, Marine and Business Support.

Watch our Net Zero Live highlights by clicking the play icon.

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NET ZERO OCTOBER

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce hosted Net Zero October – a month of events dedicated to business and the climate crisis agenda.

This series of events showcased how businesses in the region are changing to meet Net Zero carbon targets, explored what our ambitions were in tackling the climate crisis and helped businesses discover how to make the crucial green changes to your organisation.

Local support and links

Net Zero Exchange

Net-Zero Exchange aims to build on the successes of the Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon project.

Plymouth Energy Community

Free lighting surveys to businesses, support with solar installation, and energy efficiency advisors.

Devon Climate Emergency

Resources and funding information, advice and insights

Tools and resources

Net Zero - Frequently Asked Questions

The British Chambers of Commerce answers some of the most common-asked questions.

Green Savings Calculator

This Green Savings Calculator from O2 will help you to identify ways to save money and reduce carbon emissions from flexible working.

Get on the Journey to Net Zero

In 2019, the UK made a legally binding pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Read O2’s guide to find out how we can get there.

Watch: Net Zero Events and Webinars

A selection of practical events and webinars from the British Chambers of Commerce to help your business reach its sustainability goals.

Your Essential Zero Carbon Business Tool

A practical, interactive resource which offers practical help to enable you to cut your carbon to benefit your business and the environment.

British Chambers of Commerce - UK Government Support

More details about the resources available for reaching our net zero target, as recommended by the Climate Change Committee.

Zero Carbon Forum Net Zero Roadmap

A useful guide for those in the Brewing and Hospitality Sector on working towards Net Zero.

Electric Vehicle Grants

The Government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

South West Energy Hub

Helping public sector and not-for-profit organisations establish green energy projects, reducing the South West's carbon footprint.

FSB Sustainability Hub

Regularly updated with resources, tools and information to help your small business prepare for changes, go green and be more sustainable.

Plymouth City Change Fund

If you're planning a project that furthers Plymouth's response to the climate emergency, you may be eligible for additional funding.

Invest Plymouth - Driving Growth in Britain's Ocean City

Targeted at the business community, this is a great shop window to celebrate success.

News, guides, features

The drive for change in the global maritime industry

China Fleet Country Club leads the way in sustainability with new solar PV installation

Driving the future with BMW i at Ocean

How Low Carbon Devon is helping county’s businesses step into green economy

Give your garden some summer love without wasting water

Choose Plymouth Citybus and start your own sustainability journey

UK must streamline planning processes to lead energy transition

The road to Net Zero: how SMEs can make the difference

Low Carbon Devon project helping businesses take action on climate change

Bailey Partnership pledges to be carbon-neutral by 2030

The Devon & Plymouth Chamber’s journey to Net Zero

Seven simple steps for businesses to achieve Net Zero

Supporting South West businesses on their journey to Net Zero

How your organisation can become nature-positive

Businesses and governments must unite to hit net zero target

Net Zero Live – starting the journey to carbon net zero

Net Zero and Covid-19 reopening survey

BCC responds to Net Zero announcements

What is COP26 and what does it aim to achieve?

Answering the call for climate change action

Why achieving ‘net zero’ is so important

Net zero and SMEs – how your business can act now

Tools and resources

Net Zero - Frequently Asked Questions

The British Chambers of Commerce answers some of the most common-asked questions.

Green Savings Calculator

This Green Savings Calculator from O2 will help you to identify ways to save money and reduce carbon emissions from flexible working.

Get on the Journey to Net Zero

In 2019, the UK made a legally binding pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Read O2’s guide to find out how we can get there.

Watch: Net Zero Events and Webinars

A selection of practical events and webinars from the British Chambers of Commerce to help your business reach its sustainability goals.

Your Essential Zero Carbon Business Tool

A practical, interactive resource which offers practical help to enable you to cut your carbon to benefit your business and the environment.

British Chambers of Commerce - UK Government Support

More details about the resources available for reaching our net zero target, as recommended by the Climate Change Committee.

Zero Carbon Forum Net Zero Roadmap

A useful guide for those in the Brewing and Hospitality Sector on working towards Net Zero.

Electric Vehicle Grants

The Government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

South West Energy Hub

Helping public sector and not-for-profit organisations establish green energy projects, reducing the South West's carbon footprint.

FSB Sustainability Hub

Regularly updated with resources, tools and information to help your small business prepare for changes, go green and be more sustainable.

Plymouth City Change Fund

If you're planning a project that furthers Plymouth's response to the climate emergency, you may be eligible for additional funding.

Invest Plymouth - Driving Growth in Britain's Ocean City

Targeted at the business community, this is a great shop window to celebrate success.

Tools and resources

Net Zero - Frequently Asked Questions

The British Chambers of Commerce answers some of the most common-asked questions.

Green Savings Calculator

This Green Savings Calculator from O2 will help you to identify ways to save money and reduce carbon emissions from flexible working.

Get on the Journey to Net Zero

In 2019, the UK made a legally binding pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Read O2’s guide to find out how we can get there.

Watch: Net Zero Events and Webinars

A selection of practical events and webinars from the British Chambers of Commerce to help your business reach its sustainability goals.

Your Essential Zero Carbon Business Tool

A practical, interactive resource which offers practical help to enable you to cut your carbon to benefit your business and the environment.

British Chambers of Commerce - UK Government Support

More details about the resources available for reaching our net zero target, as recommended by the Climate Change Committee.

Zero Carbon Forum Net Zero Roadmap

A useful guide for those in the Brewing and Hospitality Sector on working towards Net Zero.

Electric Vehicle Grants

The Government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).

South West Energy Hub

Helping public sector and not-for-profit organisations establish green energy projects, reducing the South West's carbon footprint.

FSB Sustainability Hub

Regularly updated with resources, tools and information to help your small business prepare for changes, go green and be more sustainable.

Plymouth City Change Fund

If you're planning a project that furthers Plymouth's response to the climate emergency, you may be eligible for additional funding.

Invest Plymouth - Driving Growth in Britain's Ocean City

Targeted at the business community, this is a great shop window to celebrate success.

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