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Journey to Net Zero 2022 cohorts

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Journey to Net Zero is a fully-funded online programme exclusively for SMEs in Greater Manchester that are at an early stage on the path to net zero emissions.

Via group workshops, study material and one-to-one advice, environmental specialists will guide you through what net zero means for your business and how to prioritise action.

With expert support, you’ll build a strategic plan to cut your carbon footprint, reduce costs, minimise risk and capitalise on the many opportunities awaiting you in the net zero world.

Complete the form below to register your interest in our 2022 cohort programmes

 

For further information about the programme or for net zero advice, please email: resourceefficiency@growthco.uk

 

Programme details:

UNDERSTAND NET ZERO

Workshop 1: 15 February 2022, 09:30 – 11:30

Climate Change, the Global Response and You

  • Net zero and how it relates to climate change
  • Global, national, regional targets and you
  • Risks of doing nothing vs. benefits of action

 Workshop 2: 1 March 2022, 09:30 – 12:00

Gaining Insight with Carbon Footprinting

  • How to calculate your footprint
  • Using footprints to make decisions
  • Methods and pitfalls of carbon offsetting

IMPROVE OPERATIONS

Workshop 3: 8 March 2022, 09:30 – 12:00

Improving Performance through Resource Efficiency and Transport Opportunities

  • How to reduce energy, fuel, materials and waste
  • Implementing quick wins for savings
  • Future-proofing your fleet and travel

Workshop 4: 15 March 2022, 09:30 – 11:00

Developing an Engaged and Supportive Workforce

  • Embedding a net zero culture
  • How to incentivise action
  • Sharing ownership and progress

BUILDING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Workshop 5: 22 March 2022, 09:30 – 12:00

Understanding your Impacts and Writing a Winning Environmental Policy

  • Identify your environmental impacts
  • Why you need an effective policy
  • What your policy should cover

Workshop 6: 29 March 2022, 09:30 – 12:00

Managing Risk in your Supply Chain

  • How suppliers impact emissions and resilience
  • Embedding net zero into your relationships
  • Effective methods of engagement

IMPLEMENT YOUR STRATEGY

Workshop 7: 5 April 2022, 09:30 – 12:00

Executing your Strategy Successfully

  • Setting and prioritising your targets
  • Short-to-long-term action planning
  • Build your green credentials & avoid greenwashing