About

The Zero Carbon Business service is a partnership between business organisations, energy networks and professional bodies to give small businesses the advice they need to reduce their carbon emissions.

Our aim is to provide free and impartial information at the right time in the right format to meet small business needs.

The partnership was initiated by the Federation of Small Businesses and the British Chambers of Commerce under the umbrella of the Broadway Initiative.

A discovery phase was undertaken to understand the advice needs of small businesses before developing the service. The report of the discovery phase is here.

Our sponsors

We’re funded by leading UK energy networks. These include:

Northern Powergrid logo

Electricity North West logo

Our partners

The business organisations in the partnership include:

  • British Chambers of Commerce
  • British Independent Retailers Association
  • British Retail Consortium
  • CBI
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Home Builders Federation
  • Food and Drink Federation
  • Make UK
  • UKHospitality

Expert advice is provided with the help of Chambers Low Carbon and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Other members of the partnership’s steering group are: the SME Climate Hub, Oxford University and the Goal 13 Platform.

The digital service is being developed by Llibertat.