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Climate Change for business

Carbon dioxide is the main contributor to climate change and it is important that businesses and individuals contribute towards reducing the amount that is produced. In July 2019, the council declared a climate emergency. It has set challenging targets to make council operations carbon neutral by December 2025 and to work towards making the borough net zero carbon by 2030. We all need to work together to achieve this.

Below are some resources and information to help you make your business more sustainable:

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

You will find a toolkit for local businesses of all sizes on the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council website. This will help you to understand how you can take action to become more sustainable and cut your carbon emissions.

North Hampshire Sustainable Business Network

An established network organised by local businesses, local authorities and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce that offers free half-day workshops and a website with expert information for small to medium sized businesses.

Themes covered in the workshops can help you to win more business and cut costs. Previous topics have included:

  • Marketing your business as sustainable.
  • Increasing tender success.
  • Reducing overheads by being ‘greener’ (energy, water, procurement, waste).
  • Ensure your business is legally compliant.
  • Setting up an Environmental Management System and sustainability reporting.
  • Winning grants and securing funding.

These events offer expert speakers, peer group networking and great venues.

To join the database to be invited to all future meetings please visit the Sustainable Business Network website.


Businesses across the EM3 region are able to bid for a share of £600,000 funding for energy efficiency audits, grants and innovation as part of a project aiming to secure a reduction in 2,000 tonnes of COemissions. More information can be found on the EMphasis3 website.

The Environment Centre

The Environment Centre (tEC) website is a one-stop shop for environmental information in the South of England, providing practical support for businesses, schools, community groups, public sector bodies and individuals.