What does the UK Ten Point Plan to achieve net-zero mean for your business?

What does the UK Ten Point Plan to achieve net-zero mean for your business?


The Government’s recent Ten Point Plan (TPP) announcement has been met with a unanimous thumbs-up by the majority of companies across the UK, especially those in the energy industry.

But before we delve into what this means for your business, let’s take a close look at the plan.

What will the Ten Point Plan invest in?

The investment outlined in the Ten Point Plan includes:

1. Offshore wind

2. Hydrogen deployment

3. Advance nuclear support

4. Electric vehicles

5. Decarbonising public transport

6. Aviation and shipping

7. Green buildings

8. Carbon Capture and Storage

9. Nature

10. Green finances

And to find out a little more about what’s involved in each area, read our article: How the National Infrastructure Strategy will help businesses deliver the net-zero ‘revolution’. 

What the Ten Point Plan means for your business

The TPP gives us a first real look at where the investment is going. And the benefits are there to be reaped for businesses who want to go ‘green’ and reduce their carbon emissions.

But to reap those rewards, you need to implement an initial 3-step plan:

1. Reduce your energy consumption

Every business has a carbon footprint, so you need to work out where you can reduce yours.

Changes which are easy to make include:

  • Introducing a cycle to work/walk to work scheme
  • Switching to energy-efficient LED lighting
  • Reconfiguring heating and cooling systems to suit your specific operations and look for ways to become more energy efficient, ideally by monitoring real time data temperatures
  • Reducing the use of heating overnight
  • Closing down machines and switching off all lights when not in use
  • Follow our guide to becoming energy efficient

Ideally you need carbon footprint software to see how much you’re using, we highly recommend CBN Expert.

uk ten point plan cycle to work

2. Replace fossil fuels with renewable energy

You might be stumped on how to start using renewable energy. But it doesn’t have to cost much or be overly complicated. One of the easiest ways to start using renewable energy is to:

  • Switch to a REGO-certified (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) energy supplier

See our guide to renewable energy.

uk ten point plan windmills

3. Offset your emissions

No matter how much you reduce your emissions, you’ll always end up using some carbon somewhere. Once you have calculated your emissions the next step is to choose an offset project that is QAS accredited. There are numerous projects both in the UK and abroad, such as planting trees, reducing deforestation, water purification that can make your business carbon neutral, helping you achieve your CSR goals and reach net-zero emissions much faster.

uk ten point plan carbon offsetting

The benefits of reaching net-zero are there for every business, but possibly one of the biggest is business growth.


Because working with a company who doesn’t take net-zero seriously is a mark against your company, which is why many businesses will now only award contracts to organisations with low carbon emissions.

And that could be you.

How your business can reach net-zero

Inteb can help your business lower your carbon emissions, save you money and make you one of the greenest names in your industry.

And we do that by helping you:

  • Build a policy and statement tailored specifically to your business needs and long term goals
  • Improve sustainability
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Stay compliant

Don’t put off reaching net-zero any longer.

Join the net-zero revolution

Let’s get the conversation started – call us now on 0151 601 3476