New legislation will shortly be putting pressure on many organisations to reduce their carbon footprint. This applies to small and medium-sized companies too, if they are suppliers to either public-sector organisations, or corporates that fall within the scope of the UK Carbon Reduction Commitment requirements (annual energy expenditure of more than £500,000, or listed on the LSE main exchange).
But before any organisation can start to think about reporting on their carbon footprint, they must of course measure it – what is the starting point? This will almost certainly involve the need for specialist skills and tools – hence the importance of the partnership between Safe4 and Co2conut. Safe4 can assist with bringing down carbon emissions by reducing dependence on paper and hard-copy information deliveries; Co2conut can provide expert guidance, and access to tools that will help with the accurate measurement of current emissions.
How does this issue affect your business? We would be glad to hear from anyone who has a view on this issue – please post your blog entry below.