etc.venues has become the first hospitality sector company in the UK to join the SME Climate Hub, a new ground-breaking one-stop-shop climate action platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to curb carbon emissions, build business resilience and take climate leadership.
The SME Climate Hub is co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the We Mean Business coalition and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, and has received support from several supply chain leaders including BT Group, Ericsson, IKEA, Telia and Unilever, as well as funding support from Amazon and Verizon.
In joining the SME Climate Hub, etc.venues has become one of the first signatories to the UN-recognised “SME Climate Commitment”, which forms part of the SME Climate Hub. In making this commitment, the company has pledged to halve its carbon emissions by 2030, achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and to regularly report on progress towards these aims.
Franck Rosello, Head of Design at etc.venues said, “This is a pledge to act. While our business has, for many years, followed best practice to reduce emissions, by joining this widely recognised campaign, we are committing to targets and to reporting our results. This will ensure that we continually progress towards them and regularly monitor how well we are moving forward.”
The SME Climate Hub was launched at the start of the UN General Assembly Week and New York Climate Week by the High Level Climate Action Champion for the United Kingdom, Nigel Topping and has received initial financial support from Amazon and Verizon, through their partnership with the We Mean Business coalition.