The members of the CPA represent a very wide sector of material and products manufacturers based in the UK, from material producers such as cement, steel and wood producers to product producers such as wood panel, door and hardware and flooring manufacturers. For each sector the challenges and opportunities of decarbonisation are likely to be different. For energy Intensive industries (such as cement, steel and ceramics) the priority is how to replace fossil fuel in the manufacturing process, for other sectors, such as flooring it may be how to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. How can these materials not be thrown away but have a future role.
Below is a directory linking to the broad range of actions manufacturers and industry groups that are members of the CPA are taking to contribute to decarbonisation targets. You can also learn more about the climate emergency and decarbonisation in our Sustainability Briefing Papers on the right.
CPA members can find further resources and join the commitment to cut carbon emissions via the UN Race to Zero and the SME Climate Hub or on the UK Government's Business and SME Climate Hub. Similarly, you can join the #TogetherForOurPlanet campaign backed by the UK government by sharing what your business is doing to help reach Net Zero. The campaign will run through to COP26.
CPA Members are encouraged to share their decarbonisation stories using the directory below.