Zara Towne
- 15 July 2022

Business & green recovery

With climate change remaining a main global concern, our focus is now on how we can drastically reduce our emissions and what we can do in the future to prevent more damage occurring. Businesses must focus on how they can adapt to be more sustainable, whilst trying to complete this within budgets.

Natural disasters and freak weather are increasing, which is becoming clearer to us all, yet simple changes within daily life can mean big differences for the climate – as seen during Covid-19.

In 2020 the Government released their Ten Point Plan to ‘eradicate the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050, building back better, supporting green jobs and accelerating our path to net zero’.

The Ten Point Plan will look to mobilise £12million and will create up to 250,000 green jobs by 2030. The plan looks at green public transport, nature restoration – and electric vehicles.

Looking at the plan, some aspects already work well for businesses, for example the already increasing market for electric vehicles. This alongside more public parking with charging bays being created will lead to more people looking to purchase electric vehicles. The overall lifetime usage of an electric vehicle can cut outdoor air pollution drastically, according to The Guardian.

The increasing electric vehicle market alongside the planned 2030 ban on sales of petrol and diesel cars means that businesses will now have the chance to be proactive and create charging bays and start to adapt what they already must fit the changes that will be enforced by the Ten Point Plan.

Lessen your carbon footprint at work

Businesses can turn to office life and look to see what they can adapt or change to help lessen their carbon footprint.

Making adaptions to the office can help, such as using resources carefully and recycling. Office waste can be almost anything, making sure that there are ample recycling points for all kinds of waste therefore lessening the amount that reaches landfill.

Alongside the simple changes such as recycling and other changes to lessen energy wastage, businesses can also look at the types of fuel they are using and whether there could be a more sustainable tariff available using renewable energy. Crown Gas & Power looked at how businesses can slow down global warming in a previous blog, which you can read here.

A final simple way of lowering a carbon footprint and helping green recovery, is to simply consume less. With the adaptions to modern life and introduction of things such as smart meters, businesses can view in real time the amount of energy they are using and can make the changes needed to reduce their emissions and change their habits in that moment.

Reducing your business emissions doesn’t have to be complicated. More information on biogas and carbon offsetting is available, or if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us today.