Robson Laidler has become one of the first companies to join the SME Climate Hub, a new ground-breaking one-stop-shop climate action platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to curb carbon emissions, build business resilience and take climate leadership.
The SME Climate Hub is co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the We Mean Business coalition and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, and has received support from several supply chain leaders, including BT Group, Ericsson, IKEA, Telia and Unilever, as well as funding support from Amazon and Verizon.
We are one of the first signatories to the UN-recognized “SME Climate Commitment”, which forms part of the SME Climate Hub. In making this commitment, we have pledged to halve our carbon emissions by 2030, achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and to regularly report on progress towards these aims.
The SME Climate Hub was launched at the start of the UN General Assembly Week and New York Climate Week by the High Level Climate Action Champion for the United Kingdom, Nigel Topping.
Our MD Graham Purvis comments: “The Hub provides SMEs with a range of accessible tools and resources to help them reduce emissions and build business resilience. The platform also has opportunities for businesses to unlock direct commercial incentives – from government tax breaks to procurement preferences provided by major businesses who have all agreed to work with their SME suppliers to improve climate performance and also provide concrete tools, share knowledge and exchange best practices for implementing robust strategies.
“One of the most pressing existential threats to SMEs is climate emergency. It has the potential to slow economic growth by causing material damage; limiting resource availability; causing shifts in demand; leading to business interruptions and production disruptions; causing supply chain interference; and forcing business closures. With 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopening after a disaster, curbing carbon emissions and building business resilience is critical.”
For more information visit: https://smeclimatehub.org/
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