The UK Net Zero Business Census

Thank you to all who participated in helping us understand the progress UK organisations have made towards net zero.

The UK Net Zero Business Census is the largest national research initiative of its kind, delivered by UK Business Climate Hub in partnership with Planet Mark and a coalition of business associations, large corporates and media outlets.

Detailed results are scheduled for release in September 2024.

About the Census

The UK Net Zero Business Census will establish a definitive benchmark for the private sector’s progress on net zero, helping to inspire action, inform policy-making and tackle climate change.

The exercise will be repeated annually to track progress and guide government and industry on the support and resources that businesses need to advance.

What is net zero?

The UK Climate Act (2019) established a national 2050 net zero target in law. In practice, this means that organisations need to reduce carbon emissions in line with science-based targets. Most industries will need to cut at least 90% of their total emissions before 2050.

Significance of the UK Net Zero Business Census


Making an impact

The UK Net Zero Business Census received valuable input from thousands of businesses across the UK. Participants had the opportunity to share their plans for achieving net zero emissions. This data will provide insights into where additional support is needed to overcome challenges in the transition to net zero.

Significance of the UK Net Zero Business Census


Helping shape policies

The data collected from this census will help inform policy and investment decisions necessary to secure business success as we transition to net zero by 2050.

Significance of the UK Net Zero Business Census


Leading by example

Participation in the census has inspired other businesses to take action. Together, we can drive positive change, create a more sustainable future and achieve net zero.

Prize draw details

Thank you to everyone who participated in our prize draw by completing the survey. The draw has now ended, and winners have been contacted. Prizes included:

A Carbon clinic with a Planet Mark sustainability consultant

Up to 20 free tickets to the Eden project

IEMA transform magazine subscription for the year

Brought to you by UK Business Climate Hub in partnership with Planet Mark

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will we use the data collected?

All data submitted to the UK Net Zero Business Census will only be used for the purposes of this research. Results of the survey will only present aggregate summary data (e.g. percentage of organisations who have set a net zero target), individual responses will not be shared with third parties. Planet Mark (Data Controller) and Typeform (Data Processor) will follow GDPR, UK Data Protection Act 2018 and any other applicable European data protection laws.

Contact information
Consented contact information will not be shared with any third parties for any marketing or events related purposes.

Planet Mark or UKBCH may use participants’ contact details specifically to get in touch about Census-related information and events.

For more information regarding how we will use the data collected, please click on the links below:
Data Protection Agreement for Typeform
Planet Mark Privacy Policy

When will the results be published?
The census closed on July 7.

We are now preparing the Census Report, which we aim to publish in mid-September this year. All respondents will receive a copy of the final report.

Sign up here if you were not involved but would like to receive a copy.

How else can I support the UK Net Zero Census?

The Census is now closed, but you can still stay engaged with our publications and share the results with your networks. Thank you for your continued participation and support.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

For more information on the census, data collection or other enquiries, then please do not hesitate to contact:

Media Enquiries

Request census results