As we all race to tackle the climate crisis, reducing carbon emissions and operating at net zero is the future – for our planet, and for your business.
Scotland has set an ambitious target, to become net zero by 2045, five years ahead of the rest of the UK. The economic opportunities available to businesses during this transition are enormous: we want to help Scottish businesses innovate at home and then export their solutions to the rest of the world.
It may seem overwhelming, but we're here to help.
There's a wide range of support, guidance and funding to all businesses looking to start or progress their own journey to net zero and we've brought it all together in one place. Whether you want advice on how to become more energy efficient, or are looking for funding to help you, you'll find the information you need below to help identify ways your business can reduce its impact on the planet.
We all need to take action now.
Way to Work is a one-stop shop for information on active and sustainable travel for Scottish workplaces. The website is dedicated to supporting businesses across Scotland to take action on greener and healthier travel.
We want all businesses to draw up plans for targeting emissions. This means establishing baselines, setting targets and milestones, sharing and celebrating progress as planning develops.
Loans up to £100k are available to help you pay for energy and carbon-saving upgrades in your business. You could also receive a cashback grant of up to £20k.
Zero Waste Scotland have a team of advisors and technical specialists on standby, to help you implement meaningful change and achieve serious savings - an average of 24% on energy bills.
The Green Jobs Workforce Academy from Skills Development Scotland can help people take a greener approach to their careers, from accessing training and learning new skills to finding a new job.
Through interactive workshops, e-learning and tailored solutions for your organisation, Home Energy Scotland can help your colleagues reduce their bills and improve their wellbeing.
Whether you're looking for advice on strategy, support for your supply chain or are interested in getting your product or technology verified, help is available from the Energy Savings Trust.
There is a wide range of support to help businesses reduce their emissions. See your full options for funding, advice, help and more – all in a single location.
Located in Skye’s coastal village of Waternish, Skyeskyns produces the highest quality sheepskins. With the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skyeskyns has built upon its sustainable foundations and implemented various innovative initiatives across the company.
With support from across the public sector, including Scottish Enterprise and Business Gateway, Oak Tree Inn has implemented various innovative initiatives across the company in order to become more sustainable.
One business that has been committed to sustainability since its inception in 1997 is ACS Clothing, a Rental and Resale reverse logistics provider in the fashion rental industry.
Keep an eye on upcoming events, aimed to help businesses make the changes that are needed for our goal.
The need to make sustainable changes is more pressing now than ever, in the light of the pandemic. The Scottish Government is committed to delivering a green recovery – this means our economic recovery from COVID-19 will help us toward net zero emissions in a way that is just, and that maximises the opportunities to deliver a thriving, sustainable economy.
Our recent Climate Change Plan update which was published in December 2020 is a strategic document on our green recovery from Covid-19.
Take Action Starting Now
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.