A company’s impact on the environment is now often measured in terms of carbon footprint. Of course, there are many other ways that businesses have a negative impact on the environment, however the poster boy for climate change is, for the time being, carbon. Therefore, if you have a green strategy, it’s important that this is focused on carbon management, i.e. reducing and managing your carbon emissions.
Data and the Expanse of Your Carbon Footprint
Any business can reduce their carbon footprint, but it’s not easy. The important first step is to assess the dimensions of your carbon footprint and view the problem from the perspective of gathered data. Factor in indirect and direct emissions, i.e. a direct emission might be carbon emitted during manufacturing whereas an indirect emission would come from electricity consumption.
Top Down Action
Unfortunately, there are several obstacles you might face when attempting to manage carbon output. Perception might be one barrier. Those working with and for your company may fail to see a carbon management plan as a priority. To avoid this problem, it’s key that action for the environment needs to come from the top down, i.e. from the highest level.
A Group Effort
We will only conquer the issues that are threatening the environment if we work together, and make carbon management a group effort. You might find that you need the help of energy efficiency consultants, who will know where to look within your business to reduce carbon output.