We all have a part to play in reducing carbon emissions in order to tackle climate change, however cutting emissions can also have many benefits for your business, including:
- reduced energy bills
- increased protection from future energy price rises
- increased competitiveness
- improved public perception
A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions that a business directly or indirectly generates. It is not necessary to calculate this before implementing emission saving measures, however, it is useful in identifying areas to prioritise and in measuring the impact of actions.
The Carbon Trust has a free Carbon footprint calculator available for businesses.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' small business user guide gives a clear and comprehensive step-by-step guide on measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions.
Invest Plymouth's Environmental Business Support webpage includes practical information and resources to support organisations through the process of taking climate action.