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Make the transition to a sustainable future

Where are you on your journey?

Every transition journey is unique

Lowering your carbon footprint could be achieved by simply changing a process or material. It could be about innovative change within your business or getting funds to get started. Whatever it is, we can help.

There is a lot of information to navigate, and we'll work with our clients to help you find the information you need to reach your net zero objectives. We will also pro-actively be looking for opportunities emerging as a result of the transition to net zero and supporting communities, businesses, industries and investors to grasp these. 

First steps with the SME Climate Hub

The SME Climate Hub provides a one-stop-shop for small and medium-sized enterprises to make a climate commitment and access best-in-class tools and resources to help them plan their transition.

If you sign up, you'll open up access to a wide range of useful support materials and tools, and will join a network of international businesses.

Find out more

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The circular economy

Around 80% of Scotland's carbon footprint is generated by the vast amount of goods and materials which we produce, consume, and throw away - often after just one use. The average Scot consumes 18.4 tonnes of materials every year – that’s the equivalent of 50kg per week on average. 

The circular economy is a fundamental shift in the way that we manufacture, use and view materials and products. Adopting circular economy models provide high-quality, functional and safe products, which are efficient and affordable – they will last longer and are designed for reuse, repair, and high-quality recycling.

Find out more from Zero Waste Scotland 

Cutting food miles and reducing waste in Skye

Broadford and Strath Community Company have delivered a wide range of projects since 2000 to support a self-sufficient, inclusive and eco-friendly community.

Find out in our short film about the growers' hub which is reducing food miles and waste. Even Sally and Katie the pigs are involved.

Visit Broadford and Strath Community Company website

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Greening the supply chain

Renewable Parts

Renewable Parts is a supplier of new and refurbished turbine parts to the global wind energy sector. 

They are passionate about the circular economy with a strong vision of how to make the industry greener.

Find out more about Renewable Parts in our #netzeroheroes feature

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All in this together

As an organisation, we're on the same journey to find the best ways to decarbonise our own operations.

We're doing this through our property portfolio, in our travel policies, in managing waste, with training for staff, and also stimulating our suppliers transition through our procurement policies.

Follow our journey here 

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