Why reduce your carbon emissions?
In general, there are four main drivers for reducing your carbon emissions:
i) To reduce costs
Effective carbon programmes can save up to 20% on your energy bills. To compound the impact, energy costs are forecast to rise: DECC have been quoted as saying that energy prices will rise by 8% by 2020; Analysts believe they will rise by around 20%; and other consumer websites suggest it may be even higher.
ii) To increase customer loyalty
Consumers are concerned about the environment and many are more likely to buy a product if they know action is being taken to reduce its carbon footprint. Many companies are acting on this and are increasing consumer awareness through accreditation, labels and awards.
iii) To improve employee engagement and attract new recruits
Employees and graduates are increasingly becoming concerned about what their employers are doing to help the environment and research suggests that a firm’s good record with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) could outweigh around 4% extra on a graduate's salary.
iv) To comply with new carbon reduction regulation
The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme started in April 2010 and requires 20,000 organisations to disclose information about their energy consumption. Click here to read more about the CRC.
How can we help?
We can support you to:
- understand your current carbon emissions
- investigate eligibility and requirements for new carbon regulation
- develop a carbon reduction plan to maximise energy savings
- design a communications strategy to publicise your activities
How to contact us?
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