Urging Businesses to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Combat Climate Change
Net Zero Week serves as a timely reminder for businesses to take action in reducing their carbon emissions and playing their part in minimising the effects of climate change. With the Net Zero target aimed at halting climate change, it is essential for companies to understand the difference between being Carbon Neutral and achieving Net Zero.
While Carbon Neutral can be accomplished by simply offsetting carbon emissions, the concept of Net Zero goes beyond that. It involves reducing emissions to the lowest possible level and then utilising offsetting measures to neutralise any remaining emissions that are difficult to eliminate.
Recognising the significant contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, which account for 50% of the country's total emissions, every business has a crucial role to play. However, some emission reductions are more achievable than others. These include transitioning to renewable electricity supply, opting for non-fossil or bio fuels for combustion, switching to electric vehicles, reducing business travel, and re-evaluating transport and materials supply practices.
An impressive 30% reduction in emissions
One success story highlights how one of our clients managed to achieve an impressive 30% reduction in emissions within just two years of initiating their baseline assessment. This demonstrates the potential for positive change and encourages other businesses to follow suit.
The initial step towards achieving Net Zero is to establish a baseline assessment of emissions. This fundamental exercise helps businesses understand their current emissions levels and identifies areas where reductions can be made. The second step involves reviewing emissions and identifying short, medium, and long-term targets based on feasibility, practicality, and cost.
By implementing an established carbon management plan, businesses can create a roadmap to reach Net Zero and report their progress to clients, employees, and potentially investors. Not only does this enhance their public profile, but it also increases their chances of success in tendering opportunities.
Net Zero Week™ by Binary Carbon serves as a call to action for businesses to prioritise reducing carbon emissions and contribute to the global fight against climate change. Through concerted efforts and a commitment to sustainable practices, companies can make a significant difference and set an example for others to follow.
Play your part in minimising the effects of climate change.
Carbon-Zero have a sensible and realistic approach to evaluating carbon emissions no matter the business or industry. Examples of Carbon-Zero's diverse portfolio of work on how we help clients find solutions to achieve their carbon neutral goals can be viewed here.