Measure and Define your Target
To measure your carbon footprint, you can use a commercial carbon footprint calculator that factors in things like your business’s electricity usage, company vehicle mileage, and shipping costs. This is essential because understanding your business’ carbon footprint is necessary in order to create a sustainable and workable plan.
Specific data will be needed to make these measurements such as the total kWh of electricity used, the amount of waste, flights, and km travelled by your fleet.
These activities are then multiplied by their associated emissions factor to calculate the volume of emissions produced by that activity.
Create a Carbon Neutral Plan
There are different ways of meeting your carbon neutrality goal. One way is to ‘offset’ your way to carbon neutrality without even reducing your organisation’s own emissions.
This is quick and simple, and may not even necessarily expensive, however it does not improve your business performance though. Buying these offsets annually also adds extra costs to your business. So taking steps to reduce your business’ carbon emissions is more sustainable going forward.