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City businesses come together in drive for a more sustainable Glasgow

15/09/2023

Leading businesses and employers in Scotland’s largest city have come together to reaffirm their collective commitment to taking action to reduce the city’s carbon emission and create a more sustainable Glasgow.

Sustainable Glasgow Business Charter

The organisations have all signed up to the Sustainable Glasgow Business Charter – which was first launched in 2021 when Glasgow hosted the COP26 climate change conference, with more businesses signing up to the charter since then.

Signatories to the charter include ACS, Austin Smith: Lord, Babcock, Balfour Beatty, BECTU Vision, Celeros, City Building, Clyde Gateway, Connected Three, Deloitte, dram communications, Edrington, Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow City Council, Graven, MacArthur Green, McLaughlin & Harvey, Mott MacDonald, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Peel L&P, SCMG Ltd, Scottish Enterprise, ScottishPower, Scottish Water, Spreng Thomson, SPT, Skills Development Scotland, The Bel Group Ltd, University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, West of Scotland Housing Association, and Wheatley Group.

Guy Jefferson from SP Energy Networks chairs the Sustainable Glasgow Green Economy Hub. He said: “It’s fantastic to see such a wide range of businesses from right across the public and private sectors coming together to put a laser focus on the actions we all need to take to tackle the climate emergency head on, reach net zero and create a more sustainable Glasgow.

“We are all passionate about what we want for the city and it’s only with that collective pace and purpose that we will be able to move the dial and deliver a sustainable future for our businesses, our city and our people. ScottishPower is very proud to be part of that – right here in our home city and working with the businesses and the people that make Glasgow.”

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Making Glasgow a sustainable city is a key priority for the council and our partners – and the number and scale of the public and private organisations who have signed up to the Sustainable Glasgow Business Charter underlines this commitment.

“Many of the signatories are among some of the biggest employers in the city and having them not only involved, but at the heart of the city’s drive for sustainability, is really important if we are to meet our shared goals. Like all of the partners, the council will continue to work with businesses across Glasgow to encourage as many as possible to realise the benefits of signing up – for them and for the city.”

For more information about Sustainable Glasgow, visit sustainableglasgow.org.uk.

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