A declaration must lead to meaningful action and needs to be supported by the Board, Executive Team and have staff support within the organisation.
We recognise this process needs consultation and support and can take due process within large organisations.
Many companies will write their own declaration wording, that best suits their context. To help businesses write their own declaration we have created a definition here.
By Declaring with the Business Declares network, you are committing to action:
Bring to Executive and board within 6 months.
Share publicly this declaration and report your ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ progress annually.
Ensure the ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ represents an acceleration of your current trajectory and actions are 1)in line with what is needed to reach net zero timescale between 2025-2050 and 2)keeps the planet within 1.5 degrees.
Design realistic milestones which allow for business reconfiguration with appropriate interim targets if net zero is beyond 2030.
Connect and engage with your peers.
Encourage staff and stakeholders to take action.
For practical step on how to declare and what to do next, we recommend How to Declare A Climate Emergency Playbook developed by UK B Corporations and B Lab UK.