It can seem daunting, but with the right strategy and tools, reducing your company’s carbon footprint target is achievable.
Make a Fresh Start by taking inventory of the carbon emissions from all aspects of your business operations. This will give you a good baseline to work from to set reduction targets.
Once you understand where your carbon emissions are coming from, you can then begin to identify areas for improvement. You’ll also need to create a carbon reduction plan with achievable targets. This will enable you to monitor progress and make adjustments as necessary. Fresh Start Waste can help by providing you with your waste management statistics backed by our tree planting carbon offsetting programme.
6 Ways to reduce your company’s carbon footprint:
1. Invest in green technology
By investing in energy efficient technology, you can instantly reduce you carbon footprint. Fresh Start Waste constantly invests in green technology. We recently updated our fleet with Euro 6 engines and nifty route-planning technology to ensure your waste collection is both cost efficient AND environmentally friendly. Plus, pair that up with multi-stream split body vehicles to reduce fuel consumption while still doing the job. Cutting emissions never looked so good!
2. Check your suppliers
Telling suppliers that ethical or environmental aspects matter to your business sends a clear message that things need to change! Check their accreditations (ISO 14001) and if they’re not complying look elsewhere!
3. Become a certified environmentally conscious organisation
Ready to demonstrate your dedication to the environment and start saving yourself? Reach for ISO 14001 certification. It’s a great way to prove you’re reducing negative impacts, improving efficiency, and creating long-term financial benefits. If getting certified isn’t in the budget right now, conducting an environmental gap analysis can help get you on track towards meeting this international standard.
4. Sustainable procurement
Want to make sure your purchasing practices are sustainable? Making green choices for purchases will help with your eco-friendly credentials. With research from internal sources, external expertise, and online advice – you’re guaranteed a future of sustainability.
5. Recycling stations
Make it easy for employees to recycle by having recycling stations dotted around your place of work. This will reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
6. Carbon offsetting
Carbon offsetting allows companies to invest in environmental projects around the world in order to balance out their own carbon output. Fresh Start Waste offsets their carbon using Forest Carbon’s tree planting programme as well as hydro-electricity programmes.
By committing to carbon reductions, your company can be a leader in the fight against climate change. Furthermore, carbon reduction efforts are often cost-effective and can help save money for your business in the long run. It’s time to take responsibility and reduce your carbon footprint. With the right plan in place, it can be achieved!
Get started today and make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change. Together, we can all do our part to meet carbon footprint targets and ensure a better future for generations to come.