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Spotlight on Net Zero actions adopted by Businesses


Analysis of the Scottish Government’s BICs survey from April to September 2022 on what actions businesses are taking in terms of adopting net zero actions along with findings from SE’s internal insights gathering process.


The methodology consisted of desk research.


Over the period of the Survey (April 2022 to September 2022), an increasing proportion of businesses have taken actions to reduce their carbon emissions. Actions that businesses are taking tend to be the ones that are easiest to implement- eg Switching to LED bulbs and adapting heating and cooling systems. Fewer businesses take actions that are more costly or difficult to implement such as installing their own renewable power systems. From SE’s insight gathering it is likely that businesses are increasingly adopting Net Zero actions for a variety of reasons including: to improve energy efficiencies for cost saving reasons as energy prices continue to rise; and in order to enhance company reputations and to attract staff.


No recommendations were made.

Author Scottish Enterprise
Published Year 2023
Report Type Research