Reach net zero emissions
Be a climate leader by decarbonising your activities.
DEFINING CARBON NEUTRAL
Carbon neutrality means that you have reduced your climate impact to net zero.
As it is almost impossible to avoid the creation of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions entirely, you will need to balance these unavoidable emissions through the purchase of carbon offsets.
Step 1: Measure
All the relevant activities of your business get taken into account; travel, events, consumables, fleet, electricity, freight.
You can self-assess your emissions using our online calculator. If your footprint is more complex, for example includes freight, industrial refrigeration, you may prefer to employ the services of a carbon consultant as some of the steps involved can be quite technical
Step 2: Reduce
Based on your footprint, you can reduce your emissions by making suitable changes, such as switching to renewable energy, converting to LED lights or switching to a carbon neutral courier.
Step 3: Offset
You may choose to offset the entire business or only a section, for example, your head office, an event or your fleet vehicles.
The total tonnes of GHG emissions are then compensated for by purchasing carbon offsets so that the net emissions of your business activities are zero.
Steps to become carbon neutral
Calculate your footprint by accounting for all of your GHG emissions
Adopt energy efficiency measures and shift to renewable energy
Purchase offsets to compensate for unavoidable emissions
Gain insight into which of your business activities generate the most emissions with a GHG (carbon footprint) assessment.
When you measure the impact of your business activities on climate change, you can account for and integrate solutions into your organisation’s sustainability strategy.
Measuring your GHG emissions allows you to assess climate risks and accurately set emissions reduction targets. In choosing to understand and offset your organisation’s emissions, you show great environmental responsibility and leadership.
Setting emissions reduction targets allows you to:
- improve efficiency and reduce costs
- meet compliance requirements
- participate in carbon neutral supply chains
- decarbonise your business.
Our Carbon Advisors work with your company staff to collect data around activities where emissions may occur, capturing both direct and indirect emissions, to produce a 12-month GHG emissions inventory.
We conduct our organisational carbon footprints consistent with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Climate Active.
Looking to offset?
View our portfolio of projects to offset your GHG emissions and become carbon neutral.