Understanding your environmental impact and taking action against global warming can reduce your costs, improve your efficiency, mitigate your risks and enhance the value of your brand.
  • Saving costs

    A side-effect of a carbon program is that you can also see where your money is going – your biggest sources of emissions are usually your biggest costs too, like electricity, raw materials, fuel, business travel and waste disposal – and save costs by making your business more carbon efficient.

  • Managing risk

    Being environmental responsible is vital for the long-term profitability of any business and could help with the mitigation of both physical risks (from climate change) and business risk (from volatile energy and commodity prices).

  • Enhancing your CSR and sustainability credentials

    by demonstrating that you take responsibility for the environmental impact you are having.

  • Being a brand people can trust

    Business is becoming increasingly transparent, as consumers demand more information about products they buy and services they use.

    You can show that you’re a business that people can trust by being transparent about how you’re doing and the benefits you’re seeing from reducing your environmental impact – it’s an inspiring story to tell your customers and stakeholders. By leading your industry, you can be one of the companies that consumers grow to respect, trust and ultimately want to be loyal to.

  • Establishing better links with stakeholders

    It’s also a great way to make employees and business partners feel good about working with your company, and builds trust and respect with your customers and shareholders too.

  • Anticipating new regulation

    Many governments are proposing new rules on reporting, curbing and offsetting carbon emissions. Businesses around the world are already reporting and managing their carbon emissions voluntarily anticipating that new regulation will soon follow.

    Currently, any UK company listed on the London Stock Exchange, other European Economic Area (EEA) stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or Nasdaq are required to report on GHG emissions for which they are responsible.

  • Standing out in the market

    Recent consumer research says that 75% of consumers agree or strongly agree that they’d like companies to make it easier for them to help the environment. And 87% of global consumers in another recent survey said they would consider boycotting companies that engage in irresponsible behaviour.

    You can get creative with how you use carbon offsetting and tree planting to engage with your customers. What if your business – or a product you’re looking to promote – was associated with something positive? Instead of offering a discount, you could offer to plant a tree or offset a tonne of carbon.

    If you’re doing this and your competitors aren’t, it could just be that extra factor which makes someone choose to invest in you.