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Levels of Carbon Policies

Example Carbon Strategy

Example Carbon Policy

What is a Carbon Policy?

The UK Government has set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 (compared to 1990 levels). This would take the UK more than three-quarters of the way to reaching Net Zero by 2050.

Creating a sustainability policy provides the perfect opportunity to review if your activities are environmentally responsible, meet legal requirements, and are in line with Government targets.

Benefits include

Carbon Reduction Plans and a commitment to Net Zero are increasingly becoming a requirement in the procurement of Government contracts.

Demonstrates a commitment to managing your environmental impact and helps improve your reputation with clients and other stakeholders.

Keeps employees informed of their environmental roles and responsibilities.

Lowers cost through reduced consumption and waste.

Lowers cost by improving the efficiency of your processes.

How does my company get a Carbon Policy?

The first step is to develop a practical, coherent and holistic carbon policy, supported by a clear strategy to deliver it. It’s also essential that any policy is designed to reflect the organisation’s own cultural and environmental profile and objectives.

A successful carbon policy and strategy must be endorsed and adopted at a senior level and carefully embedded into an organisation’s own business systems. This provides the best opportunity for the delivery of a robust, appropriate, and prioritised approach. It will also help maximise business efficiency and minimise management costs.

For a sustainability policy to have full affect, integration into the business is essential, as is buy-in from the top down. A way of improving general staff engagement is by incorporating environmental responsibility into staff inductions and job roles.

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What does a Carbon Policy cover?

The policy should cover four key areas:


  • An organisational commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest. This is consistent with the UK Government’s commitment under the Climate Change Act and will play a significant role in the decarbonisation of the United Kingdom as a whole.
  • An explanation of the key reasons for a focus on carbon management.
  • A description of the high-level goals for carbon management, and the resources committed.
  • A list of the specific activities the organisation will undertake (and by when) to set the organisation on the path to carbon efficiency.

How can Enistic help with your SECR reporting?

We’ve helped some of the best-known brands, and largest companies in the UK comply with SECR regulations. We have the expertise and know how to successfully guide you through the process.

Our proprietary energy management software, PLATO, can help you to manage, analyse and act on your SECR data.

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