De-Carbonise Project

The Low Carbon Business Network supports the DE-Carbonise project which is a collaboration between the University of Derby, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils from November 2019 for 3 years. The project provides a comprehensive programme of assistance to SMEs seeking to reduce their carbon emissions.

Are you a small or medium-sized business, based in the D2N2 region that is keen to radically improve your environmental performance? Does your production process or supply chain have great potential to improve its energy, resource or environmental efficiency? Would you like to work with other ‘pro-environmental’ businesses and University of Derby experts to make the shift to sustainable business practices that will help you cut costs, win more business and attract and retain top quality staff?

If so, as part of the DE-Carbonise project, the University of Derby Business School offers a free tailored programme to support emissions reduction in SMEs operations and supply chains, resulting in better environmental and economic performance.

Our Offer:

  • Dedicated one-to-one mentorship to support decarbonisation
  • Initial carbon assessment
  • SME-driven workshops on topics such as Carbon in Operations, Circularity, Energy Efficiency and Greening the Supply Chain
  • Access to a pool of experts in DE-Carbonised Operations and Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Access to a shared learning space.

How do I apply?

Contact us at or 01332 597982

 Support is available until October 2022.

The DE-Carbonise project is a partnership between the University of Derby, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.