How to reduce your footprint
based on your scope
Scope 1 emissions are the direct greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions generated from sources that are owned or controlled by an organization. They primarily include the burning of fossil fuels on-site for heating, electricity generation or process heat; as well as operating company-owned vehicles.
Transition to Cleaner Energy Sources
Involves shifting from fossil fuels to renewable sources like solar and wind power.
Transitioning from fossil fuel-powered equipment, machinery, and vehicles to electric alternatives can eliminate direct emissions associated with combustion.
Renewable Energy Adoption
Installing on-site renewable energy systems like solar panels or wind turbines can generate clean electricity to power operations, reducing the need for fossil fuels.
Educating & Incentivising Employees on Energy Efficiency
Inspire and empower your workforce by championing energy efficiency.
Engaging employees in energy conservation efforts like adjusting thermostats, using natural light, and using energy-efficient settings on office equipment.
Carbon Capture, Storage & Offsetting
Carbon Capture, Storage & Offsetting
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
A method that captures CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial processes, then stores it underground to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change.
This is where we can help. Offset part or all of your carbon footprint by investing in 3rd party verified projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
Scope 2 emissions represent indirect ghg emissions resulting from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat, or steam by an organization.
Energy Efficiency Measures
Optimize energy consumption and reduce waste to lower emissions associated with electricity generation
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Conduct energy audits to identify areas of high energy consumption and inefficiencies.
Improve insulation and weather sealing to minimize heat loss or gain.
Install programmable thermostats and smart controls to optimize heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.
Upgrade to energy-efficient LED bulbs (low impact).
Renewable Energy Procurement
Buy renewable energy to cut reliance on fossil fuels, lowering Scope 2 emissions.
What is Renewable Energy Procurement?
This involves sourcing electricity from renewable energy providers or installing on-site renewable energy systems, such as solar panels or wind turbines.
Organizations have the option to procure renewable energy directly from wind, solar, hydro, or geothermal sources. This is accomplished through power purchase agreements (PPAs), where businesses buy renewable electricity directly from developers or generators. By engaging in renewable energy procurement, companies can guarantee that the power they use is environmentally friendly, with minimal or no carbon emissions.
Compensate for emissions by supporting environmental projects or purchasing carbon offsets.
Whilst investigating options for sourcing renewable energy, you can still make immediate impact to reduce your footprint by offsetting your Scope 2 emissions through 3rd party verified carbon capture and offset projects.
Scope 3 emissions are all the emissions that a company is indirectly responsible for throughout its value chain, including activities beyond its direct control. They encompass emissions from suppliers, customers, business travel, employee commuting, and waste, among others.
Supply Chain Engagement and Sustainable Sourcing
Collaborating with suppliers to promote environmentally responsible practices and ethical sourcing.
Encouraging suppliers to measure and reduce their emissions, adopt sustainable practices, and prioritize low-carbon alternatives can help mitigate indirect emissions associated with producing and transporting goods and services.
Businesses can prioritize suppliers and partners who demonstrate strong environmental performance and sustainability commitments, like sourcing materials and products with lower carbon footprints.
Transport and Logistics Optimization
Reduce fuel consumption and minimize environmental impact in transportation activities.
To cut emissions from transportation, consider smart planning like finding the best routes, combining shipments, and using eco-friendly transport like trains or ships when you can. You can also lower emissions by using green vehicle fleets, like electric or hybrid cars, for company transportation.
Employ route planning software, offer flexible delivery windows, and establish local warehouses to reduce travel distances. Additionally, using technology for tracking and communication, alternative eco-friendly transportation options, and efficient returns management can help enhance the efficiency and customer experience in the final stage of product delivery.
Circular Economy and Product Lifecycle Management
Focus on reducing waste, maximizing resource efficiency, and promoting recycling and reuse.
What is Circular Economy and Product Lifecycle Management?
Embracing circular economy principles and designing products for longevity, reuse, and recycling can help reduce emissions. This involves using recycled or renewable materials, minimizing waste generation, and designing products that are repairable, upgradable, or easily disassembled for recycling.
Extended Producer Responsibility
A policy approach that holds manufacturers responsible for the environmental impact of their products throughout their lifecycle, including disposal and recycling.
Product Service Systems
Shifting from a product-focused approach to service-oriented business models, such as product leasing or sharing.
Scope 1: Improve Energy Efficiency
Implement measures to optimize energy use, upgrade equipment, and reduce energy waste to minimize direct emissions from onsite processes.
Scope 2: Onsite Renewable Energy Generation
Install renewable energy infrastructure such as solar panels or wind turbines on-site to generate clean electricity. By producing renewable energy directly, businesses can reduce reliance on the grid and lower their indirect emissions associated with purchased electricity.
Scope 3: Engage with Suppliers
Collaborate with suppliers to adopt eco-friendly practices, such as sourcing sustainable materials and improving energy efficiency. Focus on reducing waste, promote recycling and reuse, and engage employees to adopt sustainable practices.