Putting sustainability first and creating a zero carbon Manchester by 2038

Why Manchester?

Last year, small and medium-sized businesses in Manchester produced the highest combined gas and electricity emissions of anywhere in the UK.

With the city’s pledge to reach carbon zero by 2038 and rich history of driving change, we’re working with the business community to help Manchester get there even faster.

Manchester is committed to climate change. It’s a city of firsts and has set out an environment plan to tackle climate change and adopt a Net Zero carbon approach by 2038, as laid out in the Manchester Zero Carbon Framework.(1)

Manchester’s sustainability targets

15m tonne carbon

budget for 2018-2100

Rapid carbon reduction

starting in 2018, and averaging
13% year-on- year

Zero carbon

by 2038

Zellar supporting Manchester

Manchester City Council, residents and businesses are coming together to focus on climate change action and environmental sustainability, this commitment is embedded in a commitment to become Net Zero by 2038 and laid out in the Manchester Strategy.(2) Zellar is supporting this commitment to Net Zero in Greater Manchester with the world’s first ‘Sustainabilty-as-a-Service Platform’

Put your business on Manchester’s sustainability map

We’ve partnered with 50 proud Manchester businesses with the mission to make Manchester the UK’s first sustainable city. 

Together, we’re working to promote sustainability in the community and inspire every business to commit to a sustainability journey with Zellar. 

Explore the first 50 on the map and sign up your business to join our mission. 

Supporting the Manchester Zero Carbon Framework

Our vision is for Manchester to be in the top flight of world-class cities by 2025, when the city will:

Have a competitive, dynamic and sustainable economy that draws on our distinctive strengths in science, advanced manufacturing, culture, and creative and digital business cultivating and encouraging new ‘Manchester Climate Change Board 1’

Zellar ambassadors

Adrian Ellis Sustainability Manchester

Adrian Ellis

Chair of the Manchester Hoteliers Association and GM of The Lowry Hotel

Emma Greenwood Image Sustainability Manchester

Emma Greenwood

Youth MP for Bury, Manchester

Gary Neville Sustainability Manchester

Gary Neville

Owner, Stock Exchange and Hotel Football

Lisa Morton Sustainability Manchester

Lisa Morton

Founder and CEO Roland Dransfield

Thom Hetherington Sustainability Manchester

Thom Hetherington

CEO, Northern Hospitality, Manchester

Chris Brindley MBE Sustainability Manchester

Chris Brindley MBE

Chairman of Rugby League World Cup 2021

Sustainability made simple

Zellar offers everything you need to become sustainable in one place. Our platform will show you how sustainably you’re operating and create you a tailored plan covering 3 areas:

• Consumption behaviour

• Transition to renewable energy

• Local offset of emissions

Take the first step by listing your business on Zellar directory and demonstrating your commitment to helping Manchester become more sustainable.


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