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Ecologi joins the Xero App Store, helping UK small businesses reach net zero

1st Dec 2022
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The business community must play its part in protecting the environment. But it can be difficult for smaller businesses to know where to start as they aim to reach net zero. 

Now, Xero has welcomed Bristol-based climate tech start-up, Ecologi, to the UK Xero App Store, making climate action more accessible for service-based small businesses. 

Ecologi’s app will give thousands of service-based small businesses using Xero in the UK the opportunity to access Ecologi Zero, an easy-to-use and accurate carbon accounting platform for free, helping them track and reduce their impact on the environment.

Small business obstacles

With small businesses facing a huge number of challenges, from inflation to late payments from larger businesses, it’s understandable that many don’t feel they have the time or resources to focus on sustainability. 

In fact, our research shows 68% of small businesses want to improve their sustainability practices, but many don’t know where to start. They need more support, and this is why new digital tools like Ecologi are so important – reducing the barriers and simplifying the process of measuring the carbon footprint of these businesses. 

Helping businesses go green

Calculating a business’s carbon footprint can be an onerous, time-consuming task for small businesses who are already stretched for time. 

With Ecologi Zero’s simple dashboard, service-based small businesses using Xero can gain a clear understanding of their footprint, while automatically measuring and tracking emissions. This can empower them to take positive climate action on their net-zero journey.

By connecting with Xero, Ecologi Zero enables small businesses to gain clear insight of emissions hotspots by securely sharing transactional data, such as spend on travel or software services. Emissions are calculated for each transaction which is then included in the business's carbon footprint. 

Ecologi Zero will then capture other information about business activities  – from operations to supply chain – giving you oversight of all your emissions.

The app is only available to service-based small businesses, though there are plans to expand its capability in 2023 to give more businesses access.

Xero’s commitment to net zero 

At Xero, we’re proud to be on our carbon reduction journey, called ‘Net Zero @ Xero’, and we’re committed to taking meaningful action on climate change. 

Globally we’ve offset 100 percent of our carbon emissions since FY19 and continued to reduce the emissions generated by our business. We’ve also announced new emissions reduction targets by 2030 to continue our net-zero journey. 

To learn more about how the Ecologi and Xero integration can help your service-based small business clients go green, the Xero App Store here

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