Why your carbon footprint matters, and what that means for your business.
Your carbon footprint matters, it always has, but it matters now more than ever before, especially for business owners all over the UK. Keep reading to see just how much your carbon footprint matters and will matter in the future.
All businesses in the UK have been signed up to reach their net zero target. This means that by 2050 your business must be what is called ‘net-zero’, no doubt you have already heard the term but it’s meaning may not be clear to most of us. Essentially, net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gases produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. An organisation or country reaches not net zero when the amount of carbon emissions they add is no more than the amount taken away.
Businesses across the UK should be considering and calculating their carbon footprint, with mounting pressure from parliament to ensure that the government leading the country ensures that a net zero transition is achieved. Your carbon footprint matters, now more than ever.
Parliament passed legislation in June 2019 requiring that the government must reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas related carbon emissions by 100%, in relation to 1990’s levels by 2050
Why you should care about your carbon footprint.
Business owners across the UK should be taking this time to look at their carbon footprint, find out where and what greenhouse gases you are responsible for and draw up plans to reduce them and reach net zero. This is one of the many reasons why your carbon footprint matters! Making sure you reach net zero well before the target and set you ahead of competitors and legislation when the time comes. Not only could you get ahead you could be saving money and taking advantage of some of the most malleable and reliable electricity generation technology.
Simply put, you will want to make sure that you get ahead of the government and before they reach out to you and ask you to make the change. Who exactly will be expected to make the transition:
How this could apply to you:
- Under UK legislation SECR (Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting) specifies that all business with a £25m turnover or 250 employees have to report on their energy use and carbon footprint.
- There is a high probability that SECR legislation will soon apply to smaller businesses.
- Businesses that are part of large supply-chains, particularly those with a public net zero pledge, will be asked to go net zero.
- All businesses that currently and plan to trade with the EU will have to be Net Zero in order to continue and begin trading within the EU
What you should be doing!
Join the countless other businesses and organisations across the UK and start your net zero journey. We understand how daunting this must all seem but with us, it is simple, quick and easy to get started.
Your carbon footprint matters and we want to help you reduce it. As a distribution partner with Future Net Zero Standard we will be helping businesses across the UK measure their carbon footprint and guide them through their Net Zero journey. Ultimately, all businesses will have a goal and a benchmark that they can aim for.
We offer a range of services that can help customers reduce their carbon emissions but our most valuable tool is a new cloud based software. Future Net Zero Standard is cost effective, simple and only requires a small amount of time dedicated toward it each month!
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