Target setting: Getting started on your net-zero journey

This Target setting: Getting started on your net-zero journey factsheet helps organisations create a pathway to accelerate the transition to net- zero. An action that creates value for people and nature.

How you set your target will be unique to your business and the reach and nature of your operations.

Aiming towards 2030 rather than 2050

At Business in the Community (BITC), we encourage businesses to be ambitious when setting targets – remember that the Paris agreement only gives a 50:50 change of limiting temperature rises to less than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the target with the best chance of averting the climate crisis. So, we believe even a science-based target needs to be aiming towards 2030 rather than 2050 for the best chance of success.

Download BITC’s factsheet Why now is the time to get started on your net zero journey for initial guidance on starting your net-zero journey.

About this factsheet

This Target setting: Getting started on your net-zero journey factsheet contains information on:

  • key drivers on setting your net-zero carbon target
  • jargon busting
  • top tips for net-zero targets
  • case studies.

Thank you to BITC’s Net Zero Carbon Taskforce for their expertise and insights in producing this guide.

BITC’s Environment agenda

By 2030 the UK needs to have delivered on its commitment to limit global warming to 1.5°C, something many consider only possible by achieving a net-zero carbon economy. It will be companies that see tackling climate change as part of future-proofing their business that prosper in this changing world.

Find out more about BITC’s Environment agenda here.

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