This week the internal group of Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) met to discuss the actions it can make to improve its carbon output and make the steps needed to become a net zero business association.
Bira CEO Andrew Goodacre said: â€œThe recent report on the state of our environment will have made us all realise that more needs to be done to reduce carbon. There is clear evidence of climate change, the world becoming warmer and plenty of examples of the impact of these changes.
â€œAt Bira we have been looking at ways of reducing our own carbon footprint with the aim of becoming the first business association to be net zero. We have established an internal working party looking at the changes we can make to Bira. At the same time we want to help independent retailers make these important changes.
â€œI genuinely believe that we must all look to reduce our energy consumption, reduce wastage and ultimately reduce our carbon footprintBira CEO Andrew Goodacre
â€œI genuinely believe that we must all look to reduce our energy consumption, reduce wastage and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint. Bira is actively involved with the Retail Sector Council in developing ideas to support smaller retailers and we will provide regular updates. The first step is to sign up to the government challenge/ pledge, details of which can be foundÂ here.“