A survey of 1,021 companies by YouGov for energy firm World Kinect Energy Services has revealed that nearly one third of small and medium UK businesses do not plan to develop a sustainability strategy. Therese Gjerde, World Kinect’s senior director of global sustainability, remarked: “While it is alarming that nearly 40% of SMEs in the UK do not have a sustainability plan in place, it is even more alarming that 30% of firms do not intend to develop a sustainability strategy whatsoever. SMEs are often perceived by both themselves and the public as small and therefore not so relevant in this context, but collectively they represent a large group and a significant emitter and to this end, they need to be an integral part of the net-zero transition.”
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