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30 Mar 20211 minute read

One in three UK firms commit to Net Zero

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One in three UK firms commit to Net Zero

One third of the largest corporations in the UK have now signed up to Net Zero carbon emissions targets.

AstraZeneca, BT Group, Sainsbury’s, and Unilever are among the 30 FTSE 100 companies which recently signed up to the UN's flagship Race to Zero campaign. Over 2,000 companies across the world have joined the campaign so far.

UK business and energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng called on more businesses to sign up to the pledge in advance of the crucial COP26 Climate Summit, which is scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November.

"UK businesses are already leading the way in cutting carbon emissions and building back greener - it is fantastic to see so many of our biggest companies already pledging to reach net zero," Kwarteng said. "But more can be done, and so today I am calling on more fantastic British companies to step up, follow suit, and pledge to join the fight against climate change."

Electrotechnical and engineering services workers have skillsets that are vital to making Net Zero carbon targets a reality. To learn more about opportunities for contractors, including green skills training routes and guidance, visit ECA’s Drive to Net Zero page here.