Climate change is the biggest challenge of our lifetime.

13th April 2022

According to scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global temperature increase must be limited to no more than 1.5°C to preserve our current way of life.

This can only be realised if the world can achieve carbon net zero by 2050. In recent years and despite pledges by governments across the world, carbon emissions globally have increased rather than decrease. 

The UK have pledged to be carbon net-zero by 2050 but in order to accomplish this goal, it is likely that all parts of the economy (including SMEs) will have to undertake initiatives to measure, minimise and offset their carbon emissions. Currently, only listed and larger companies have obligations to do so.

To that end, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry are supporting Kiley Tan, a Yorkshire based business owner and part-time executive MBA student at University of Sheffield, in his research project titled ‘Net Zero Preparedness of Yorkshire Manufacturing SMEs’.

The research Kiley is conducting is to determine how Yorkshire based manufacturing SMEs are dealing with net zero, how prepared they are, their source of information, their drivers and constraints for achieving net zero and whether they are measuring carbon emissions in their supply chain. By completing the survey, you can contribute to an overall picture of what can be done to accelerate net zero within the industry, in the region, and beyond.

These are complex issues but solutions must be found. At stake is not simply profitability and continued success of manufacturing in the region but the world as we know it today.

The survey can be found below. It will take 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Your response matters.

Survey

Please feel free to forward this survey to your contacts in other manufacturing SMEs in Yorkshire.

If you have any questions arising from the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Kiley at kbttan1@sheffield.ac.uk or 07885 784783.

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