Net Carbon Zero
What Are Net Zero Emissions?
The UK Government has set a target to reduce carbon emissions by 80% before 2050, measuring against a 1990 baseline, through the Climate Change Act 2008. Net-zero emissions imply reaching an equilibrium between greenhouse gas emissions emitted and the greenhouse gas emissions taken out of the atmosphere.
Developing a Road Map
In order to help the UK government reach its target, organisations are required to reduce their carbon footprint. It is recommended that organisations develop a road map to understand what steps need to be taken to reach net-zero carbon emissions.
As part of the road map, it is advised that organisations measure both Scope 1 and 2 emissions as well as Scope 3 to allow organisations to focus on not only emissions they have direct control over, but emissions which occur as a consequence of the organisations activities. The three Scopes are defined below:
Scope 1 (Direct emission): Activities owned or controlled by your organisation that release emissions straight into the atmosphere. They are direct emissions. Examples of scope 1 emissions include emissions from combustion in owned or controlled boilers, furnaces, vehicles; emissions from refrigerant (F gases) in owned or controlled equipment.
Scope 2 (Energy indirect): Emissions being released into the atmosphere associated with your consumption of purchased electricity, heat, steam, and cooling. These are indirect emissions that are a consequence of an organisations activities, but which occur at sources they do not own or control.
Scope 3 (Other indirect): Emissions that are a consequence of business activities which occur at sources which an organisation does not own or control and which are not classed as scope 2 emissions. Examples of scope 3 emissions are business travel by means not owned or controlled by your organisation, waste disposal, or purchased materials or fuels.
Managing Net Zero
Compliance365 can utilise our C365Cloud compliance management system to provide organisations with a platform to actively manage their energy and carbon information, helping to manage benchmarks and actions recommended in their Net Zero journey.
Our software provides real time evidence of the positive steps being taken to reduce energy consumption and improve carbon footprint. The system will include live dashboards which can be emailed out to Environmental and Sustainability Committees to ensure stakeholders are actively engaged in the Carbon Reduction journey for the organisation and the works being undertaken to reduce the portfolio’s consumption.
How Can We Help?
Compliance365 supports numerous clients on their journey to becoming a carbon-neutral organisation. We can help your organisation to take the necessary steps helping you to meet the UK Government’s target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 by helping to define a road map.
We offer numerous solutions to our clients such as:
- Behavioural Training
- Billing Management
- Effective Energy Management
- Energy and Carbon Auditing
- Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)
- Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
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