This year’s World Earth Day theme is ‘Invest in our Planet.’ Earth Day is designed bring our focus on the impact we have on the environment. Earth Day 2022 is set to engage more than 1 billion people, encouraging them to recognise our collective responsibility to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy.
We believe Earth Day is an excellent day to remind everyone, including businesses, that now is the time to take action. As a business, you have a responsibility to your employees, customers and the wider community to reduce the impact of your businesses carbon footprint.
We understand that all businesses are at different points of their net zero journey, so we have put together a list of ways everyone can help out, to help build the momentum towards achieving net zero.
Engaging your employees
As a business, the easiest way to engage them is to be transparent about your carbon footprint. By making them aware of your energy consumption and the amount of energy wasted you can work together to create a plan to reduce your impact on the environment. The old adage is you can’t manage what you don’t measure, so using a solution such as our MY ZeERO platform to understand your energy consumption is a great start. Once you can visualise your energy data, you can identify areas where you are wasting energy. You can then develop a data backed plan, and once implemented see the changes have a positive impact on your bottom line as well as your carbon footprint.
Working with other businesses to encourage the transition to net zero
We are seeing more and more businesses commit to net zero targets and showcase the progress they are making, which is great! However, there is always more you can do to encourage the businesses you work with to transition net zero. For example, if you own a manufacturing business, when ordering raw materials you can choose to only order from businesses that have a net zero pledge. The impact of this will be that any supplier wanting your business will need to develop a net zero road map. The knock-on impact is that more businesses will commit to net zero.
Push the government to back up legislation with incentives
The UK Government is leading the charge on net zero, but words need to be backed up by actions. There needs to be incentivisation for businesses to make the move to a greener economy, not just legislation. A great example of the two working in tandem is the incentivisation of electric vehicle purchasing, called the ‘Plug-in grant’ as well as the legislation banning fossil fuelled vehicles from 2030. The government is providing grants of up to £2,500 for EV’s priced under £35,000. Since the government announced this, over 200,000 EV’s have been sold through the plug in grant, which is excellent progress! Encouraging the government to bring in more incentives will make it more affordable for both the public and businesses to bring forward more green technologies and services into their homes and businesses.
What are eEnergy doing?
Businesses could waste £30 billion a year on energy (Cityam) which is a considerable cost; why wait to see this wasted energy impact your bills? At eEnergy, our entire ethos is to empower organisations to achieve net zero by tackling energy waste and transitioning to clean energy.
There are four key areas where we can help businesses move towards net zero:
To find out how we can support your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can begin your journey today. We will listen to what your business wants and make a plan together as to how we can make this possible through our expertise. Please email us at email@example.com or call us on 02476 997901.