The UK Business Climate Hub includes a free carbon calculator and a suite of new tools to help businesses measure, track and report on their emissions and save money by using less energy. It offers detailed advice on everything from sourcing products from green suppliers, reducing emissions from freight and logistics, to the most cost-effective ways of installing solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Take a look here: UK Business Climate Hub


Other ways the Heart of the South West can help with going green:

Green Heat Network Fund 

The Green Heat Network Fund is a capital grant fund that will support:

  • The commercialisation and construction of new low and zero carbon heat networks (including the supply of cooling)
  • The retrofitting and expansion of existing heat networks

The fund aims to develop and grow the heat network market and to address some of the challenges of decarbonising the UK’s heat sector. The Green Heat Network Fund is open to organisations in the public, private and third sectors in England.  Individuals, households and sole traders cannot apply. Read more about the Green Network Fund here.

Green Accord accreditation scheme

The Green Accord is a national accreditation scheme to help businesses to improve their sustainable practices, reduce environmental impact, and evidence their environmental credentials to customers. The Green Accord is recognised by the Government’s UK Business Climate Hub and endorsed by the South West Procurement Alliance. Find out more here.

Disposable Plastics Reminder 

Businesses such as fast food retailers, sandwich bars, care homes and retailers are being urged to start preparing for a ban on certain single-use plastic items, due to come into force on 1 October.

The ban will include single-use plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks, and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers.

You can read the full guidance here: Single-use plastic ban - be prepared