Our Net Zero Skills Support programme has been modelled on Skills Development Scotland’s Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan. With a global focus on decarbonisation a key part of COVID economic recovery, this initiative will help ensure that SMEs are ready to play a role in Scotland’s green recovery, and can take full advantage of opportunities for diversification, strengthening sustainability and planning their own net-zero route map.

The programme is a result of discussions with member companies following their feedback early in 2020 where a strong majority of respondents (92%) reported that their organisations recognise that the declared climate emergency is real and requires an urgent response. When asked to describe the organisation’s view of the threat or opportunity that the business faces from this, 46% stated they were concerned, while only 18% saw opportunity, giving this initiative a clear target to improve that balance. This is a twelve-month programme funded by Skills Development Scotland, with support open to all Scottish engineering and manufacturing sector SMEs, and will be delivered through a series of online workshops and one-to-one sessions, with supporting materials developed and made available digitally.

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Programme of events

Understanding Net Zero Standards Webinar

Virtual Event | Tue 16th Nov 2021 | 8.30-10.00am

The climate clock is ticking and we must all be prepared to achieve Scotland’s net zero targets. The economic opportunities available to businesses from the transition are significant – but the downside of doing nothing carries equally significant detriment. We want to help you harness these potential opportunities and avoid potential pitfalls.

Join our upcoming webinar on Tuesday 16th November, 8.30-10.00am, where our Net Zero Skills project lead, Dr. Eric Boinard will guide you through the main standards available to develop and verify a net zero roadmap. We understand that net zero can sometimes feel like a daunting prospect, that’s why we’re here to help break down the information into an easy-to-follow format to establish a better understanding. Eric will provide a detailed overview on the following:

  • Standards:
    • Green House Gas Protocol (GHGp)
    • Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi)
    • International Standard Organisation (ISO) – ISO14064.1
    • Publicly Available Specification (PAS) – PAS2060
  • Where the above standards converge on the same overarching principles and boundaries
  • Where the divergence in the standards lies
  • How will this fit or be enabled with respect to your current business management systems?​​​
  • Based on the above, which is the right standard for your company?

With so many standards to choose from, we’ll help create a clearer picture of which standards are right for your business and where to start. The session is ideal for anyone working out how they will steer a path to Net Zero, but carries extra relevance to those who currently manage their organisation’s management systems and external accreditation. To register for this free online event, click the below registration link button.

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