The Road to Net Zero
Since Earth Day 2020, we have been focusing on the progress industry is making towards carbon neutrality, holding sector-specific sustainability conversations, and building towards the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held in Glasgow in November 2021.
 
The British Chamber is proud to have achieved Carbon Neutrality for 2019 and offset our emissions for the year.
Congratulations to the finalists of the Sustainability Champion of the Year category in our 21st Annual Business Awards
 
 
Join us on 29th October 2020 in our Virtual Awards Ceremony to find out the winner. 
Would you like to partner with us on the Road to Net Zero?
What does net zero mean for the UK?

Net zero is a statutory target for at least a 100% reduction of UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels). It replaced the UK’s previous target to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emission as much as possible but it is known as a net zero target because some emissions can remain provided they are offset (i.e. by removal from the atmosphere and/or by trading in carbon units). If met, this target would effectively mean the UK would end its contribution to global emissions by 2050.

A net zero company, as defined by the Carbon Trust, will set and pursue an ambitious 1.5°C aligned Science Based Target for its full value chain emissions.  Any remaining hard-to-decarbonise emissions can be compensated with certified greenhouse gas removal (GGR).

BritCham Singapore is carbon neutral for 2019, offsetting 48 tonnes of CO2e emissions through the support of our colleagues at Swire Pacific Offshore
The SPO team helped the Chamber to calculate our Scope 1,2 and 3 footprint for the calendar year 2019, including our flights, office energy consumption, travel to, catering at, and logistics of the Chamber events we held throughout the year, and have offset the result by including us in their internal voluntary carbon offsetting scheme.
 
Recognising that measuring and offsetting is just the beginning of the journey, the next steps are for our committees to support the Chamber to take action in making positive sustainable changes to our processes, and reducing our footprint for 2020 and beyond.
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