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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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