The British Beauty Council is pleased to announce it has joined the SME Climate Hub, and are committing to halving greenhouse gas emissions before 2030 and to becoming net zero before 2050.
The Council joins small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all around the world making an SME Climate Commitment to take climate action and build business resilience.
On joining the SME Climate hub, Victoria Brownlie, Chief Policy Officer of the British Beauty Council said “With the British Beauty Council spearheading the Sustainable Beauty Coalition, we absolutely must be able to demonstrate that we are taking the move to net zero seriously. Our Courage to Change Report outlined the many positive contributions we make as an industry but that we must take real steps to clean up our act. The SME Climate Hub is an important step in this and we encourage others within our sector to make the commitment too”.
The SME Climate Hub forms part of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign — an international campaign that brings together an unprecedented coalition of real economy actors and 120 governments committed to achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. In collaboration with the Net Zero team at Oxford University the initiative provides tools and resources to specifically address the needs of the SME community, which represent 90% of business globally, employing 2 billion people.
As a sector that is 95% SME, it is important for the beauty sector to take its place in this important journey as we race to net zero — whether curbing emissions in our own businesses or getting green solutions to market. Climate action is everyone’s business.
The SME Climate Hub is co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the We Mean Business coalition and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign.
The SME Climate Hub will provide SMEs with a range of accessible tools and resources to help them to reduce emissions and build business resilience. The platform will couple these tailored resources with opportunities for businesses to unlock direct commercial incentives. Find out more about the SME Climate Hub here.
For more information on the British Beauty Council’s industry wide coalition addressing sustainability in beauty, click here.