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Number of UK SMEs with science-based targets to jump 20%

Number of UK SMEs with science-based targets to jump 20%

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Twenty-six small- and medium-sized companies are set to gain a science-based target, a globally recognised gold standard carbon reduction pledge, in the next few months thanks to a free mentoring programme established by Grosvenor Property UK.

Building on the business’ experience of gaining a validated science-based target in 2021, Grosvenor created a free eight-month programme delivered by Heart of The City to help its SME suppliers, those with less than 500 employees, map and reduce their own carbon footprint.

Just 129 UK SMEs have validated near-term targets with the science-based targets initiative. With 26 participants committing to gaining validation, this programme will increase the number of small independent businesses with science-based targets by 20%.  

Having baselined their emissions and now committed to achieving a near term science-based target, the programme will support the companies in abating an estimated 55,000 tonnes of carbon by 2030, equivalent to heating 23,000 UK homes for a year.

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