Some of the region’s top companies have come together to discuss how to harness the power and influence of business in helping the West Midlands achieve its ambitious target of being net zero carbon by 2041. Severn Trent and National Express were among more than a dozen companies to take part in the WM2041 Five Year Plan roundtable organised by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street. The event heard how many of the companies are already taking action to help achieve net zero carbon including:
- Severn Trent’s ambition to be net zero by 2030 and its aim to plant 1.3 million trees by 2030
- A pledge by National Express to only buy zero emission buses going forward – the company bought its last diesel bus in 2019
The virtual event centred around the region’s plans for a sustainable recovery that not only secures economic growth but also makes the West Midlands a greener and healthier place to live and work.