Make UK and Inspired Energy release the final report of their step-by-step roadmap taking companies through their complex decarbonisation journey.
This Roadmap provides a clear direction and major milestones towards the long term 2050 goal. It aims to encourage companies to take those first successful steps towards reducing their carbon footprint.
The plan reflects the targets set to date by the Government and by other industry sub-sectors, planting the major milestones in the ground to ensure businesses stay on track and pick up the pace required for the complex journey to the decarbonisation of factory production processes and energy consumption.
What are we hoping to achieve?
- Make UK has committed to help its members achieve net zero by 2050. On the pathway to net zero, the manufacturing industry will achieve a 67% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035.
- Make UK and the manufacturing industry are also committed to engaging with Government and other stakeholders to create the right business and regulatory environment for the manufacturing industry to become net zero, supporting suppliers and customers to go net zero and developing net zero products. They also commit to supporting the establishment of 4 low-carbon clusters, 1 zero carbon cluster by 2040 and several mini, dispersed low-carbon clusters.
There are six key areas in which the manufacturing industry will play a major role in enabling the UK to achieve its 2050 net zero target:
⚙️ resource efficiency
🌱 low-carbon energy
🏗️ built environment
⛓️ greening supply chains
🗹 product standards
Out in the field is Make UK’s Decarbonising Manufacturing survey
. which is looking to gather the latest data around how manufacturers have started their decarbonising journey and plans over the next 12 months.
Keep an eye out for the results in early July! 👀
Make UK encourages collaboration between its members and across the manufacturing sector. It will continue to support initiatives that help facilitate progress towards net zero, for example the Inspired Energy ‘My Net Zero Toolkit
’ which helps manufacturers track and disclose their emissions and establish a plan to reduce them. Cool, right?
See how Stephen Phipson
CBE - Chief Executive, Make UK, Andrew Stubbs
Director: Compliance & Reporting Services, Inspired Energy
and Professor Steven Evans
- Institute of Manufacturing, the University of Cambridge commented this and download the first Net Zero Roadmap!