How two thirds of UK manufacturers are targeting net zero (and what’s stopping the rest)
3rd September 2021
One third of manufacturing companies still haven’t made a formal commitment to net zero, according to latest research.
Our study of over 160 UK manufacturers found that of the two thirds who have made a commitment, 32% have no net zero strategy in place.
So what’s stopping them?
According to our findings, those without a formal strategy said capital resources are a significant barrier (45%). Increased costs not being accepted by customers/consumers (43%) and concerns about disruption to their business operations (42%) closely follow as key obstacles.
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Emissions from manufacturing businesses make up 60% of the UK's total emissions, so those with a head start on their sustainability goals are key examples of decarbonisation in a priority sector.
Find out all this and more in our in-depth whitepaper:
- The top features of manufacturing sustainability plans
- Which features are priority, and which are taking a backseat
- Who’s taking charge of sustainability
- And the energy solutions most needed by manufacturers.