Less than a third of UK businesses have a strategy for reaching Net Zero despite growing environmental concerns, according to a new survey.
The poll by YouGov on behalf of Veolia also found that 42% of businesses are feeling overwhelmed by the steps they need to take to reach this goal.
However, larger firms were more proactive with more than half now having a strategy in place.
Environmental concern was the biggest driver (72%) for businesses with a net zero strategy trying to meet their carbon targets, with reputation second (60%).
Gavin Graveson, Senior Executive Vice President for Veolia Northern Europe, said: “We need to see more industries commit to a robust strategy to reduce their environmental impact, whether that be through use of electric vehicles, cleaner energy supplies or reduced packaging.
“In the wake of COP26, we need to work together, share expertise, innovate and research new sustainable solutions so carbon net zero can become a reality, rather than a goal.”