If you bid for UK government contracts, it's time to set your science- based targets and have them validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) - this sets you on your 1.5C trajectory for science-based net zero by 2050.
New measures in September 2021 - in time for COP26 - will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and publish clear and credible carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts.
A spokesperson from the Business Services Association (BSA) added:
'Achieving Net Zero means everyone – government, businesses, the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and the public as a whole - working together as one.
Harnessing the power of public procurement is one important tool at the government’s disposal. The BSA welcomes the move. We and our members contributed to the process of drawing it up. It is another important step on the road to Net Zero'.
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