choosing to plan
We help ensure your business has a plan, is prepared for future legislation and is taking the necessary steps on the road to net zero.
Businesses will soon be required to measure their carbon emissions and track the impact of efforts to reduce them across their entire value chain.
All businesses need to find ways to reduce their energy consumption, improve their energy efficiency across all sites and take necessary steps to reduce and offset any emissions.
The UK was the first major economy to create a legally binding target to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
Businesses will soon be compelled to take action to cut carbon emissions with legislation on the way as the UK pushes to meet its net zero targets by 2050. It’s also in the best interest of businesses to offset the costs of carbon production as soon as possible.
The government are introducing policies to ensure that everyone begins to comply with sustainable ways of living and working. These will become stricter and compulsory the closer we get to government deadlines. The reality is that climate change isn’t going away. Acting now will not only future proof your business and save your business money, but it will also enable the transition to a net zero economy a smooth planned process that is nationally obtainable.
To take sensible actions towards a net zero future, first we must devise unique optimsation plans for each business to allow them to maximise benefits and minimise their carbon operation.
how to effectively plan for net zero
business need assistance to identify and calculate their carbon footprint
mapping your baseline
To develop a valuable net-zero strategy, you must understand your entire initial carbon footprint. The first step for your company is to accurately map an emissions baseline, looking at Scopes 1, 2, and 3 across your operations and supply chain.
Without accurately obtaining this baseline, setting any targets would be meaningless. Value also lies in evaluating all the reduction options available so that you can develop a plan that fits your needs and is sustainable throughout your roadmap timeline.
set achievable science-based targets and focus on emission reductions
Developing your net-zero strategy with science-based targets means your focus is on prioritising emissions reductions over carbon offsets. You should ensure that the plans to reduce emissions are transparent and have clear pathways available to replicate and diffuse your success across your supply chain.
With these targets in place, you can begin to work on your net-zero roadmap. An all-encompassing tool used to communicate your vision and action, influencing change and guiding implementation workload.
develop a roadmap with transparency, responsibility and accountability
integrate net-zero goals into core business strategy
Implementing an effective net-zero strategy cannot be a side project. Budgetary priorities and KPIs of relevant business elements all need to be reflective of an integrated net-zero strategy. Climate-related considerations should become consistent in strategy, risk management, finance and capital planning, R&D, operations, and investor and government relations.
monitor and report at regular intervals, updating accordingly
To judge your success, accountability and drive progress you will need accurate monitoring and reporting.
Your reporting system needs to be streamlined and efficient to enable you to fulfil your net-zero targets. Your internal reporting system must consider short and long-term metrics for ongoing emissions and reductions. These KPIs should consider milestone areas for improvement and opportunities for change that are foundational to the success of your net-zero journey.
engage with stakeholders and your supply chain to ensure cohesion
One of the later challenges in net-zero planning comes when approaching scope 3 emissions – and the fact is they are often not under a company’s direct control.
When identifying the actions to take, you need to think about which players are impacted and engage with them directly. Your business can drive positive change whilst supporting supplier efforts with patience, empathy, and resources that ease their path.