In order to achieve carbon neutrality, companies need to commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve this, they need to reduce their emissions by 55% by 2030 to curb global warming. Some actions are quick to implement, inexpensive but can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of one's company.
Think about your electricity consumption and activate your devices' wake-up calls
One of the first items that can be easily analyzed to reduce CO2 emissions is power consumption according to ESG reporting. Turning on the automatic sleep mode of your digital devices after a long period of use is one of those small, seemingly insignificant actions that can have a big impact when added up. Turn off all devices at weekends, holidays and long periods of inactivity. These small actions help to avoid wasting energy resources and are part of the process of saving energy. It is also important to have efficient, energy-saving and low-carbon appliances, such as energy-efficient LED lighting. Reducing CO2 emissions is also about energy efficiency. With efficient equipment you consume less but with the same comfort.
Choose a renewable electricity supplier
To reduce your CO2 emissions, reviewing your electricity supplier can be a good idea. More and more electricity providers are claiming to be green, but few are actually 100% green. Greenpeace released a 2018 ranking of what it considers to be truly green options for electricity. Here are 3 100% green providers for your business: Énergie d'ici: 100% of their electricity comes from small hydro in France; Énercoop: 97% of their electricity is renewable and comes from wind, solar or hydro. In addition, they support citizen projects for investment in renewable energy. Ilek: 100% of its electricity comes from renewable electricity producers, i.e. 40% hydro and 60% wind. It would be really important to put a special focus on renewable energy within the company.