Businesses, like individuals, have their own carbon footprint. This is made up of all the carbon dioxide released due to fossil fuels consumed by a business. The energy you use, the waste you produce and even your supply chains all contribute to your business’s carbon footprint- and its impact on the environment.
Here at Tariff.com, we want every business to do their bit for the planet. That’s why we’re here to help businesses reduce their carbon emissions and set their own net-zero goals.
With the effects of climate change becoming increasingly harder to ignore, we all have a responsibility to take action and protect the planet. When we burn fossil fuels for energy, carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. These hang around up there and reflect the sun’s rays back onto the earth’s surface, causing global temperatures to increase.
Unless we curb global greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures will continue to increase and cause more extreme weather events. It’s safe to say that the carbon footprint of a business will be a lot larger than an individual. That’s why businesses have a social and moral responsibility to act against climate change. Beyond that, it just makes good business sense: climate change will inevitably impact businesses too.
From smaller actions like switching to LED bulbs or large ones such as adopting electric vehicles, there are a number of ways that your business can reduce its carbon footprint. Yet one of the best ways to decrease your emissions is to switch your business over to a renewable energy tariff. Renewable energy comes from alternative sources to fossil fuels, such as wind or solar power.
These sources generate energy without releasing carbon dioxide or fossil fuels, making them better for the planet than coal, gas or petrol. When you switch to a green energy tariff, you still get your electricity from the national grid. Green tariffs do, however, increase the amount of renewable energy on the national grid, as well as support green innovation.
The amount of CO2 your business could save depends on a number of factors, including employee numbers, business size and energy consumption. If you would like to see how much carbon your business could save with renewable energy, check out our carbon tonne calculator today.
Simply enter your annual kWh usage into our calculator and see how many tonnes of CO2 you could save each year of your contract length! Like what you see? If so, you can get in touch with the Tariff team and start the process of switching to a renewable tariff.
At Tariff.com, we’ve made it our mission to help businesses make a positive change for the future. Climate change is an issue that affects us all and business leaders have an obligation to join the fight.
Whether you’re looking to switch to a green tariff, manage your energy usage or reach a net-zero goal, our consultants are here to support you and your business.
If your business is looking to start its green journey, get in touch with the Tariff.com team today. Our friendly consultant can provide all the information and guidance you need to take your business to net-zero.
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