What is the SME Climate Hub?
Actions often do indeed speak louder than words. Adapting a business so that it ultimately becomes Net Zero is one fine example. No more "blah blah blah" as a certain Greta infamously mocked world leaders at last year's COP26.
Fortunately for businesses, there are plenty of free resources available that can facilitate such adaptation. One such resource Blue Cube has recently begun to engage with is the SME Climate Hub. The Hub:
"is a global initiative that aims to mainstream climate action in the small to medium sized business community, and enable SMEs to build resilient businesses for the future." (SME Climate Hub)
With the exciting launch of our "Smart Hybrids," Blue Cube has already begun to make significant progress. Attending the Hub's latest Webinar in March was therefore particularly pertinent.
Informative Webinar inspires Blue Cube
Entitled: "this is how we get to net zero: empowering businesses to tackle climate change," the Webinar was an informative and thoroughly engaging event attended by a global audience.
Particularly inspiring was the introduction of a brand new Business Carbon Calculator (BCC.) The Calculator has been created by a Stockholm based, global company called Normative and is free to use.
Unlike other Calculators, the BCC covers all three "scopes," which every business will need to achieve if they are to reach Net Zero. Once a pleasingly straightforward survey has been completed, the BCC will calculate your business' carbon emissions. Most usefully, it will also provide us with clear guidance as to how to further reduce our emissions. The Business Carbon Calculator can be accessed via this link, and is well worth a look for your own operations. It is also not restricted to just SMEs, so will be relevant to many of our customer partners.
Our Green journey has only just begun.
We aim to have completed our own survey shortly and use this as its intended benchmark. From this, internal discussions will determine our next course of action, including possibly signing up to the SME Climate Hub Commitment.
Engaging with you, our customer partners.
It is essential that we continue to gauge both existing and potential customer partners' opinions. If anyone would like to discuss this in more detail directly, we would love to hear from you.