Why measure the greenhouse gas emissions of your business?
19/11/2020 by Ilea Buffier
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Why measure the greenhouse gas emissions of your business?


You can’t manage what you don’t measure. If you don’t know how the activities of your business contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, you don’t know which ones to focus on, or which initiatives to invest in to reduce your impact. In the absence of proper measurement, the best you can do to reduce your impact is make a few broad guesses based on the average greenhouse gas emissions of a business of your size and industry, and buy some carbon offsets based on that to try to become carbon neutral. While this is still better than doing nothing, the best way of helping the planet is to ensure less greenhouse gas emissions occur in the first place, rather than trying to compensate for them.

Measurement shows your board and managers if your emission reduction strategies are working, and demonstrates to your shareholders, staff, buyers, suppliers and government that your business is becoming cleaner and greener. As more people become aware of the need to act faster on climate change, they are voting for action with their wallets, and looking for evidence on which to base their choices.

You can, of course, try to measure your emissions on your own. However, it is a complex business which requires keeping up to date with evolving international standards.

There is an easier way. Evalue8 Sustainability produces software that helps you measure your emissions and determine if your efforts to reduce them over time are working, letting you focus on your core business.

We provide advice on ways you can save energy that are likely to be cost effective for you. We charge you an annual licence fee and provide you with the reports and visual aids you need to track your progress over time, and to demonstrate your environmental performance to your shareholders, staff, buyers, suppliers and government. We provide you with an easy way of purchasing offsets for your emissions, should you wish to do so. Our value-add is that we take the hard work out of becoming cleaner and greener.

Try our software today. Contact us to see what we can do for you.