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What is Carbon Neutrality?

Carbon Neutrality is achieving a net-zero carbon footprint. In other words, it refers to having net-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 world.

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.

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Learn how to become Carbon Neutral. Download our free guide and find answers to:

– What is Carbon Neutrality?

– What is you Carbon Footprint made of?

– How can you reduce your company’s Carbon Footprint?

– How can your company avhieve Carbon Neutrality?

– What are the benefits of being Carbon Neutral? 

 

 

 

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How does a company become Net Zero?

The first step to become carbon neutral is to develop a practical energy policy, supported by a clear strategy to deliver it.

It is important that any policy created is designed to fit the organisation, accurately reflecting the company’s existing culture and objectives.

A successful energy policy and strategy must be fully adopted at a senior level. Integration into the business is essential, as is full “buy-in” from team members. Only with full support will the policy have the opportunity to maximise business efficiency and minimise management costs.

Any energy policy should cover four key areas:

Commitment

A simple statement about the company’s to commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.

Policy

An explanation of the key reasons for a focus on energy management. Check the guide.

Objectives

A description of the high-level goals for energy management and the resources allocated.

Immediate aims

A list of specific activities, with target dates, the organisation will undertake to start down the path to reducing its carbon emissions.

What are the benefits of going Net Zero?

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.

Carbon Reduction vs Carbon Offsetting

We are often asked about the differences between carbon reduction schemes and carbon offsetting.

In short, carbon reduction is actively reviewing existing processes and operations and taking steps to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Prime examples of this include changing lighting systems to efficient LED set ups and reviewing transport fleet usage to identify savings.

Carbon offsetting is one-way companies and organisations can reduce their carbon footprint. Rather than reduction it involves making up for the release of carbon emissions in one sector by reducing emissions elsewhere. Examples include reforestation and tree planting, avoided deforestation, and using renewable energy sources.

We recommend investigating and implementing carbon reduction schemes before embarking on carbon offsetting projects. Active reduction measures show a stronger commitment to your environmental responsibilites, compared to simply offsetting everything. Your clients are doing their due diligence and will expect you to “walk the walk” not just “talk the talk”.

What is my Carbon Footprint made of?

Carbon emissions are divided into three different scopes:

 Scope 1.

All direct emissions from the activities of an organisation or under their control (fuel combustion on-site, fleet vehicles, and air-conditioning leaks).

Scope 2.

Emissions created during the production of the energy purchased and used by the organization (UK electricity, heat and steam).

Scope 3. 

All other indirect emissions from activities of the organisation originated in sources that they do not own or control (business travel, procurement, waste, and water).

How can Enistic help you to go carbon neutral?

At Enistic we provide proven, science-based, custom carbon reduction plans over 1, 3 and 5 years.

Following our effective 7 step plan, we can help you to build a carbon zero strategy:

1. Outline clear objectives and a timeline

2. Measure and manage your emissions data

3. Make plans for long term impact and benefit

4. Always work to the best-practice standard

5. Establish carbon reductions you can manage prior to carbon offsetting

6. Ensure your offset projects meet detailed scrutiny

7. Full and transparent reporting

Whether you are just starting out on your carbon reduction journey setting up an environmental group at your company or wanting to fully review and intelligently address your carbon footprint, we can help you to make a genuine impact.

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A Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) is a statement from a company identifying their current Carbon Footprint and committing to help the UK achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is a piece of legislation from the UK Government which replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was introduced by the UK Government to promote energy efficiency and to ensure large enterprises are regularly assessing their energy usage.

Net Zero refers to producing zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing emissions against carbon emission reduction, and carbon offsetting strategies. 

The Procurement Policy Note (PPN 06/21) sets out how government departments need to take account of suppliers’ Net Zero Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts.

Science-based targets (SBT) are targets that help companies define their journey to reduce carbon emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth.

The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was developed to create consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by organisations in providing information.

The Environmental, Social and Governance report (ESG) is a statement from a company announcing its current commitment to the environment, social and governance matters. 

Industries

Carbon reporting and management for manufacturers including Carbon Reduction Plans, SECR, ESOS, PPN 06/21, SBT, TCFD and ESG compliance.

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Carbon reporting and management for schools including Carbon Reduction Plans, SECR, ESOS, PPN 06/21, SBT, TCFD and ESG compliance.

Carbon reporting and management for agriculture including Carbon Reduction Plans, SECR, ESOS, PPN 06/21, SBT, TCFD and ESG compliance.

Carbon reporting and management for manufacturers including Carbon Reduction Plans, SECR, ESOS, PPN 06/21, SBT, TCFD and ESG compliance.

Carbon reporting and management for manufacturers including Carbon Reduction Plans, SECR, ESOS, PPN 06/21, SBT, TCFD and ESG compliance.

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Carbon reporting and management for NHS trusts. Supply Chain emissions tracking and breakdown of Carbon Footprint.

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