Start your Net Zero journey in 2022
The pressure on companies to work more sustainably increases everyday. Sustainability is no longer an optional nice to have, it has become a requirement. Even small businesses may have to put it at the top of their agendas if they are to retain clients and survive the challenges to come.
The United Nations (UN), has publicly stated that eliminating carbon emissions by 2050 is the only to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Moreover, if we keep our emissions levels as they are now, we will reach the point of no return regarding climate change in just 12 years. Therefore, the closer we are to the deadline, the higher the pressures to be more sustainable are.
Governments around the world are putting in place new regulations to ensure companies take action and commit to net zero. The UK Government has introduced new regulations to ensure organisations start their Net Zero journeys. One example is the recent introduction of the Public Procurement Notice (PPN) 06/21. Moreover, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is expected to be mandatory for large companies soon. This will force those organisations to monitor, analyse and reduce their carbon emissions.
Good news is if you are already complying with regulations such as SECR, ESOS or PPN06/21 you already understand some part of your Carbon Footprint. Moreover, if you use a software like Plato Net Zero, your data is stored and ready to be processed. In this case you will only need to add data (Scope 3 emissions) and then you will be able to understand your full Carbon Footprint, meaning you’ll be on the first stage of your Net Zero journey.
What is Net Zero?
Achieving Net Zero means that your company produces zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing emissions against carbon emission reduction, and carbon offsetting strategies.
Demonstrating a commitment to managing your carbon footprint and environmental impact will help to improve your brand image in an increasingly green conscious climate.
It can save money through reduced energy consumption and waste costs, improving the overall efficiency of company operations.
You can be ahead of the curve for future compliance requirements, reviewing if your day-to-day activities are sustainable and meet detailed scrutiny.
It can improve employee engagement, keeping teams informed of their environmental roles and responsibilities.
Why should I use a software?
To achieve Net Zero you will need to do a lot of calculations. Calculating your carbon Footprint and monitoring it is one of the most important things as it will help you understand where you stand, and it will set a starting point for your Net Zero journey. That is why it is really important to be accurate with the data collection. Moreover, climate change data is as important as financial data, so it will need to be complete, accurate and timely.
You can collect this data manually, through a consultancy or with a software. Doing it manually is your lowest cost option, but it is easier that you make mistakes or forget some data. Using a software is the best option in terms of cost-time balance. It will require you to enter the data, but top software check if you are missing data or if it is not correct. Moreover, those software contain checklists that will ensure you don’t forget any data.
Using a software will also help you to check which projects are going to be more effectives for you company.
PLATO is the professional cloud-based software that allows you to calculate you Carbon Footprint and monitor it. It has a Carbon Planner integrated that will allow you to create a Carbon Reduction Plan and see the impact of your carbon reduction projects. Moreover, it gives you the opportunity to enhance your company’s energy and cost efficiency through advanced software with the help of our experts.
Book a free consultation
Contact one of our Net-Zero experts today and book a free consultation to see how Enistic can help you set your Net Zero strategy. We will make the processing time and cost-effective. ensuring you move forward, informed, empowered, and confident that you have control.