Climate Action Pledge - Business In The Community

About the Climate Action Pledge

To ensure a liveable future and limit the increase in global temperatures to 1.5°C, businesses must play their part and work to urgently reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By signing the Climate Action Pledge, and setting and striving to achieve ambitious GHG reduction targets, Northern Ireland organisations can demonstrate their commitment and willingness to collaborate to address this critical issue, as part of their race to net zero.

Signatory organisations commit to reduce their absolute scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by either 30% or 50% by 2030; and to work towards measuring and reporting their scope 3 GHG emissions. The chosen base year must be 2015 or thereafter.

Download the Pledge document here.

If your organisation does not measure its GHG emissions yet or you’re not sure what scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 is, we have the resources to help.  Email us a at environment@bitcni.org.uk to find out how we can support you, or take a look at the resources section below.

Still not sure if your organisation is ready to sign the Climate Action Pledge? Take a look at our Climate Action Pledge Flow Chart to help you figure out your next steps, or how to get started.

Find out who has signed the Pledge.

Climate Action Pledge Annual Report | January 2022

The inaugural Climate Action Pledge Report is an important milestone in an ambitious long-term climate action campaign which creates urgency and a platform for joint action by business. BITCNI is delighted that Deloitte Northern Ireland accepted the invitation to produce this first Report which sets out a clear baseline from which to chart future progress on the decarbonisation pathway.

Click here to download the Report, released in January 2022.

Helpful resources

We’ve created a bank of resources to help you get started and navigate your climate action journey, download from the links below. Please check back on this webpage as these will be added to and updated regularly.

How we will support you to achieve the targets of the Pledge

Through the campaign we will support signatories to achieve the targets of the Pledge by providing:

  • Bespoke training, e-learning and education opportunities for senior management and staff
  • Support with development and evaluation of strategies and action plans through workshops
  • Sector-focused Climate Action Toolkits
  • Signposting to useful resources from Business in the Community and external organisations
  • Support with measurement, reporting and communicating progress to key stakeholders
  • Links to carbon offsetting opportunities at a local level
  • Best practice examples and case studies
  • Networking and profiling opportunities through BITC communication channels and events

Please contact environment@bitcni.org.uk to discuss your organisation becoming a Climate Action Pledge signatory.