There are 5.5 million SMEs in the UK, accounting for approximately 30% of national emissions. The potential collective impact is huge. However, SMEs are often left out of the climate conversation. And many lack the tools and expertise needed to take action. Until now.
We’ve developed a tool that empowers small businesses to calculate their carbon footprint and identify opportunities to reduce their environmental impact.
And it doesn't stop there—SMEs can set data-driven carbon reduction targets and report their progress. As larger organisations increasingly demand sustainability metrics from supply chain partners, reporting emissions is becoming crucial for maintaining business relationships.
Carbon accounting is not only an ethical choice, it’s a smart business strategy. By measuring emissions, businesses can identify areas to improve energy efficiency and save costs. Plus, today’s consumers are increasingly prioritising sustainability over price, offering businesses a competitive advantage.
Here’s how it works:
Connect to Xero to calculate the carbon emissions based on your spending.
Assess where your carbon hotspots are and use Cogo’s resources to put it into context and better understand how to reduce emissions.
iii. Set a target
Make a commitment to reduce your footprint by setting achievable science-based targets.
Use our tailored action guides to help you make changes that are good for the planet and your profits.
Share your footprint, targets and actions with key stakeholders using our downloadable reports.
It really is that simple, oh and did we mention that you can start your decarbonisation for free? And access premium features for as little as £15 per month. Sign up now.
Unlike basic calculators that stop at measuring your carbon footprint, our Business Carbon Manager offers tailored action plans and engaging features to help you reduce your emissions. Plus, we conduct ongoing research so that our product is designed to address SMEs' unique challenges, making it not just a standardised tool but a solution customised to your business’s needs.
Our Business Carbon Manager is now available on the Xero App Store in the UK. Get started today—it’s FREE, easy, and essential to combat climate change.