The Business Gateway Growth Hub is giving 100 Leicestershire companies the chance to use a new digital platform to monitor and reduce their carbon emissions in a pioneering green initiative.
The ‘sustainability as a service’ platform, Zellar, enables a business to identify its carbon impact and then provides a bespoke plan to reduce it including advice on how to offset emissions, how to find sustainable energy providers and also how to change behaviour among employees. Businesses in the same sectors will be able to see how their peers are performing and share good practice.
Gary Styles, Founder of Zellar, explained: “With climate change the biggest issue of our generation, everyone, everywhere needs to become more sustainable. We’ve created Zellar to help make that happen before it’s too late. We’re delighted that Leicester is showing such leadership in green issues for the business sector.”
Jon Egley, Business Gateway Manager, added: “Becoming more sustainable is something that all businesses – big and small – have to do. We see Zellar as an excellent opportunity to support SMEs and other local businesses to make this change in a cost-effective way. Our programme of Zero Carbon events is another part of that initiative and one that’s proving very popular among our clients.”
Business Gateway is looking for 100 companies with a commitment to carbon reduction, from all sectors across Leicester and Leicestershire, to take part in the Zellar pilot, which will be free of charge for them.
Companies keen to take part will be encouraged to submit a short application form and all entries will be evaluated by a panel of experts. The closing date for applications is 30 June and successful entrants will be told by 16 July. Email Peter.Allen@bizgateway.org.uk to request a copy of the application form.