CO2 Reduction scheme reaches milestone1 October 2021
A pioneering scheme to help Leicestershire businesses reduce their Carbon Dioxide emissions has recruited 70 local companies keen to go green.
The 70 companies represent the full range of Leicestershire’s economy with manufacturers NS Engineering, MWS Ltd, DPI (UK) Ltd and KS Composites; creatives Three Point Design Ltd, Rosie Made a Thing Ltd and Pure Table Top. Agriculture is represented by Northfield Farm Ltd and R&T Ensor Ltd; the world of estate agents is represented by James Sellick, Countrywide and Boards4Agents. Other local businesses represent food manufacturing, retail, finance, hospitality, education services, logistics, environmental, IT and space.
They will all take part in a year-long carbon emissions reduction programme funded by the Business Gateway and LLEP in partnership with sustainability experts Zellar. The ‘sustainability as a service’ platform from Zellar enables a business to identify its carbon impact and then provides a bespoke plan to reduce it, including advice on how to offset emissions, how to find sustainable energy providers and also how to reduce and recycle more. Gary Styles, Founder of Zellar, explained: “We’ve created Zellar to tackle the climate change issue and it’s fantastic that Leicestershire is showing such leadership in green issues for the business sector.”
Tina Tailor of Boards4Agents – the 70th business to sign up for the scheme – commented: “I am excited about getting started with this programme as we really want our business to become more sustainable.”
Sonia Baigent, LLEP Director and Chair of the Business Gateway Board, added: “For these businesses, this is a great first step in becoming greener. There are still around 30 free places left for other Leicestershire businesses so I would encourage more businesses to apply now.”
Any Leicestershire company that would like to join the scheme should visit www.bizgateway.org.uk/business-support or phone 0116 366 8487