Workplaces and the economy

Around 17 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from our businesses and industrial processes.

Local businesses have performed strongly in the past and have worked to overcome many challenges including recessions, the pandemic and legislative changes – innovating to thrive through the most challenging of times. We must now work to support our local businesses to understand and address the climate challenge and support them take action to ensure a sustainable future.

The council must lead by example and, through its own business, take advantage of the opportunities to embed sustainable environmental principles in all aspects of our day-to-day work.

Our 2030 Goals:

  • The Borough will benefit from environmentally friendly workplaces, where businesses play their part in helping the Borough become net zero by 2050.
  • The Borough will benefit from non-residential buildings reaching net zero by 2030.
  • The Borough will benefit from an economy that has adapted to climate change and is maximising the opportunities to become a hub for green businesses.
  • The Borough will benefit from workplaces which are able to adapt and become resilient to future climate change.