Your action plan for a profitable and sustainable business future

Green Economy’s Journey to Net Zero training course draws on decades of experience helping businesses to develop and implement carbon reduction plans that enabled them to cut costs, reduce carbon and increase competitiveness.

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What to expect? 

Through group workshops, study material and one-to-one advice, our environmental consultants will guide you through what net zero means for your organisation and explore how you can prioritise action and deliver results. We’ll take you through how to build a strategic plan that will shrink your carbon footprint, whilst helping you future proof your business with reduced energy and resource costs, minimised risk, and the tools to use this strategy to your competitive advantage.


Journey to Net Zero is an accredited level 3 course and attendees will become fully certified by successfully completing a virtual assessment. This course is also CPD certified by IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).

Course content

Across seven workshops we'll take you through the process, with a combination of presentations, workshops and group activity. The course includes: 

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Climate change and you

By the end of this workshop you will be able to: 

  • Explain what causes climate change and how it impacts the environment
  • Identify the risks that climate change poses to their business or organisation
  • Recognise the business benefits of awareness and action on the sustainability agenda

Measuring Your Carbon Footprint

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe what a carbon footprint is, the business benefits of measuring it and
    how to use it
  • Calculate your organisational carbon footprint
  • Define key net zero terms

Resource Efficiency & Transport

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify practical steps that can be applied to deliver cost-effective resource efficiency improvements that cut your carbon footprint.
  • Identify practical steps to reduce waste and the costs associated with waste
  • Compare the options and incentives for sustainable travel choices.

Stakeholder Engagement

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify different staff personalities and motivations
  • Develop an effective staff engagement programme
  • Build an engaged green team from across your organisation

Your impacts and environmental policy

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify your business activities in respect to their environmental aspects and impacts.
  • Identify your significant impacts and prioritise areas for action
  • Write a clear and succinct environmental policy for your organisation

Managing Risk in Your Supply Chain

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Assess risk within your supply chain
  • Engage with your supply chain to support your journey to net zero
  • Understand how value chain drivers can impact the way you demonstrate your green credentials

Executing Your Strategy

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Set and prioritise achievable targets
  • Build on short and long-term action planning
  • Build an effective communication strategy and avoid greenwashing

“I completed the JTNZ course, and it really was fantastic! I have a good
understanding now of how to benchmark where we are, and set a strategy in place
to achieve our goal of being Net Zero by 2030.”

Gavin Astley, Head of Operations Carrs Pasties

“I have two environmental degrees, but have learnt a lot of new useful practical
knowledge and skills on carbon emissions, sustainability and net zero in this short
course. A lot of food for thought. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants
to learn more about this important issue, whether to make changes personally, for
their own interest, or in their workplace.”

Bonni Jee, Waste & Resource Management Consultant Mott MacDonald

“I found the JTNZ course so helpful. As a BCorp business there are a lot of great
things that we already do, but attending this course really helped us to enhance
our environmental policies and gave us the tools to thoroughly track our carbon
footprint. We really feel that we have been able to level up since I attended the
course and I would recommend it to any business regardless of where they are on
their co urse so help.”

Danielle Pearson, Workspace Operations Lead CTS

Book Journey to Net Zero

Journey to Net Zero is a three-day training course which is delivered in person or online, with a cohort of between 10-20 attendees at each session.

To participate attendees can book a place for their preferred time on our events calendar, or arrange a bespoke session for a business, organisation network or supply chain.

Trafford Park

11th, 18th, 25th July 2024

Secure your spot on the next cohort taking place in Trafford Park.

Manchester Central

11th, 18th , 25th September 2024

Book onto our next cohort taking place in Manchester. 

Join a cohort

Businesses can book a place on a forthcoming cohort – hosted in person and online. Take a look at our events calendar to find the next session. 


Micro (1-19 employees): £495 + VAT
SME (20-249 employees): £595 + VAT
Large (250+ employees): £695 + VAT

* A limited number of funded places are available for eligible SMEs. Follow the booking process to apply.

Bespoke programme

Journey to net zero can be adapted to meet the requirements of specific organisation, sector and markets. To arrange a programme for your colleagues, business units or supply chain, get in touch below.

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