The Sustainable Glasgow charter has been launched today at an event outside the city chambers as part of the Glasgow City Council-led Sustainable Glasgow partnership.
The charters aim is to encourage businesses in Glasgow to adopt more sustainable business practices, by setting out how they can take action within their own organisations and sectors to help contribute to a green recovery as Glasgow looks towards becoming a Net-Zero Carbon City by 2030.
The launch of the charter coincides with a rebranding of the Sustainable Glasgow partnership, alongside the launch of a new website, which has been designed to showcase the work that partner organisations are undertaking to tackle the climate emergency across the city.
Leader of Glasgow City Council, Susan Aitken, said today at the launch, “I’m delighted to sign the Sustainable Glasgow Charter on behalf of Glasgow City Council. As a signatory, we are fully committed to achieving the ambition set out in the charter.
She continued, “Glasgow City Council have developed policies and plans, such as Glasgow’s Climate Plan and the Circular Economy Routemap, to ensure that we are in the best position to play our part in contributing to the collective effort to make Glasgow a Net-Zero Carbon city by 2030.”
“This charter underpins those efforts, and I would encourage businesses from across Glasgow to sign up to help support the cities climate ambitions.”
“I’d like to thank the Sustainable Glasgow partner organisations for not only making the charter a possibility but also for their ongoing efforts in tackling the climate emergency with new and innovative solutions.”
ScottishPower Chief Executive Keith Anderson said: “As we work to reduce carbon emissions and achieve Net Zero targets, companies like ours have a responsibility to lead by example and show how we’re making the transition to a cleaner and greener future a reality.
“Back in 2019, we pledged alongside the council to transform Glasgow into the UK’s first net zero city. Signing up to become a Climate City Champion is the latest step on our journey to tackle the climate emergency, reduce our own emissions and show how to become a more sustainable business.”