British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)

BIRA represents thousands of independent retail businesses across the UK. Members range from single retail outlets and small chains to large department stores and agricultural dealerships.

BIRA is a founding partner of Zero Carbon Business.

Why net zero is important for independent retailers

The UK government is committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. There is a growing expectation that customers and government regulations will require you to reduce your carbon footprint.

By using energy more efficiently, investing in renewables or switching to electric vans, you can reduce your emissions and make significant annual savings. By sourcing sustainable materials and packaging you can also help to reduce supply chain emissions.

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Case Study

Dumbarton convenience store will save £3,000 a year on energy bills after installing air source heat pump and new refrigeration units

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