Around 60% of local authorities find it difficult to access data needed to tackle net zero

Many local authorities lack access to data and the ability to put it to use in their net zero journey

2050 carbon target
Around 40% of SMEs do not have plans in place to meet net zero

Survey shows small businesses need to accelerate sustainability plans to reach net zero target of 2050

EY pledges to cut 40% of absolute emissions and offset more than the remainder by 2021

It hopes to cut business travel emissions by 35% by 2025 against a 2019 baseline, as well as reduce overall office electricity usage and procure 100% renewable energy by this time

Start-up claims new battery is 40% lower in emissions than market standard

Geyser Batteries claims its battery production emits 40% less GHG than the market standard

PepsiCo commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040

The food and beverage giant has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain by more than 40% by 2030

Volvo Cars teams up with Sweden’s Gothenburg to create climate-neutral city

The manufacturer will work with the local authority to test sustainable technologies, including autonomous robotaxis

Sky announced as Principal Media Partner for COP26

The broadcaster also launched new ‘Sustainable Productions Principles’ and the green ‘Planet Test’ initiative for sustainable productions

LafargeHolcim acquires Bridgestone business in bid to become sustainable solutions leader

The $3.4bn deal will see the cement and building materials giant acquire the cool roofing firm Firestone Building Products

Prince of Wales launches green ‘Terra Carta’ initiative for businesses

Prince Charles said the scheme represents a ‘step-change’ in the UK’s ‘future of industry’ and ‘future of economy’ approach

Samsung unveils solar-powered remotes for entire TV line in 2021

The initiative is predicted to avoid the use of 99 million AAA batteries over seven years