In 2020, Warwick Music Group, manufacturer of pInstruments, became the first instrument manufacturer to achieve carbon neutral status for all its instruments. But the sustainable journey does not stop there. Now in 2021, we've made another major commitment becoming the first instrument manufacturer to sign-up to the SME Climate Hub, a pioneering global initiative that aims to create a tipping point for mainstreaming climate action and building business resilience.
Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are businesses like ours with fewer than 250 employees or £50m of turnover. SMEs actually represent 90% of business globally, employing 2 billion people.
The SME Climate Hub will support millions of SMEs as they commit to halve greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, and race to net-zero emissions before 2050. Their approach aims to remove the obstacles SMEs face as they take climate action — whether curbing emissions in their own business or getting green solutions to market — and help them unlock valuable incentives.
It's also backed by some of the world's leading companies and brands.
This partnership is an exercise in radical collaboration that opens the doors for SMEs to join the United Nations Race to Zero campaign — an international campaign that brings together an unprecedented coalition of real economy actors and 120 governments committed to achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. In collaboration with the Net Zero team at Oxford University we aim to curate tools and resources to specifically address the needs of the SME community.
It is our belief that climate action is everyone’s business.