(Dubai) – Small businesses can become more efficient with their resources with the new Green Performance Toolkit (GPT) developed by the International Trade Centre (ITC).

The UN small business agency launched the tool at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), the global climate talks, to enable small businesses around the world to use data to establish baselines, benchmarks and improvement targets, empowering them to make informed business decisions, produce environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) reports, and prepare for standards compliance.

Businesses of all sizes, including cooperatives, can access the Toolkit for free.

The Toolkit can be used by small businesses in the apparel/textiles and agro-processing sectors to assess and monitor environmental performance across eight key areas: Environmental Management System, Energy, Water, Waste, Wastewater, Air Emissions, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Chemicals/Soil.