CAFA – Beyond Procurement

Climate Action for Associations

Bringing Associations together to tackle the global climate emergency, faster

Beyond Procurement are very proud to have been appointed the delivery partner for Climate Action for Associations (CAFA). Dedicated to working with membership organisations and tackling carbon reduction on a whole sector basis.

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The influence membership organisations have on their sectors, professions, communities and stakeholder groups cannot be underestimated or overlooked as a key driver of change.

Membership organisations are a conduit for addressing climate change via whole sectors and professions, rather than targeting individual organisations separately.

 A “whole-of-sector” and “joined-up systems” approach gets us to net zero faster.

In the run up to and post COP27, CAFA calls on all membership organisations, large and small, to harness their influence, authority, credibility and independence, take a stand and commit to drive climate leadership both internally and across the industries and sectors they represent. CAFA is a global Accelerator for the UN backed Race to Zero campaign. We encourage all Associations to join Race to Zero as Actors or Accelerators. 


CAFA’s mission is to harness the collective power and influence of whole sectors, systems and professions to support a sustainable economy.

In line with the UNFCCC ambition and the outcomes of COP27, increase climate and sustainability leadership and drive change using the collective power and influence of professional and trade associations, membership organisations, business networks, societies, clubs and peak umbrella bodies.

  • Empower and increase the confidence of the association sector to set ambitious targets and implement practical strategies to meet them.

  • Demonstrate that climate action is about building resilience, an opportunity for growth and sustainability, cost savings and new revenue generation.

  • Ensure that climate action and sustainable practices become a standard part of all membership organisation’s internal and external member value proposition and engagement strategy.


We will help all membership organisations to:

  • Implement climate action and sustainability programmes internally.

  • Deliver climate action and sustainability support to members.

We will:

  • Identify, curate, develop and deliver tailored practical guidance and solutions to accelerate change both internally and to support the sectors/professions you represent.

  • Create a safe place where membership organisations of all sizes and sectors can convene and learn from others.

  • Be the platform for associations to share  progress and experiences to inspire and educate others.

  • Join-up work across sectors and professions to identify opportunity, encourage collaboration and innovation between associations.

  • Continually monitor and benchmark the progress and impact the climate and sustainability work associations are doing.

  • Support Associations join the Race to Zero Campaign

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Everything we do is centred around reducing cost and carbon from your business and have been awarded the Green Apple Award, Green Ambassador Award and the Sussex Business Award for the various zero to landfill schemes.

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