SusBiz: Sustainable Business Initiative

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SusBiz: Sustainable Business Initiative

Our unique system helps businesses invest internally to reduce emissions.  Saving carbon and money.

What does it mean to be ‘Carbon Neutral’?  Most companies achieve this claim through offsetting their emissions.  But does paying someone to plant a tree in the rainforest actually reduce your businesses environmental impact?  Will you have to pay that person to keep planting trees each year to stay carbon neutral?  What happens if those trees are chopped down?  A recent study by the EU found that 85% of offsetting programs provided no additional benefit[1].

Sustainability is a now a business priority. Some experts are arguing that carbon offsetting is proving to be a dangerous “get out jail free card.” Our sustainability initiative helps businesses demonstrate to clients and the public that they are serious about reducing their environmental impact

What is the Sustainable Business Initiative?

Our sustainable business initiative presents the concept of applying an internal carbon fee to emissions generated by the company. An internal carbon fee works as a carbon tax would, however, the money is re-invested in-house on energy/carbon saving initiatives.  

A concept closely related to the Internal Carbon fee is the idea of applying a Shadow Price to carbon emissions. This is when a set financial figure is applied to each tonne of carbon potentially emitted/saved by the proposed investment opportunity. 

This figure is included in all future investment decisions undertaken by the company to establish if the decisions they are making today are future proofing tomorrow. 

We help businesses implement these different carbon management systems as well as provide comprehensive advice on energy/carbon reduction technologies and action

Stand out from the crowd!

A lot of companies are looking to reduce their carbon emissions. The motivations for this include pressures from purchasers, cost reduction, increased environmental taxes, concern over climate change and maintaining a competitive edge. 

Our systems makes your business leaner and greener!

What does it cost?

We believe our system will help your business drive down energy costs and emissions.

“The ultimate aim is to save more money than the service costs.”  

We guarantee that the service will cost no more than your current ESOS and SECR compliance costs. ESOS and SECR reporting is included as part of the service.  

Therefore, for less than you would if you just complied with regulations, you will drive down emissions, show clients you are serious about climate change and comply with legislation. 

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We provide an annual breakdown of your emissions comparing each site/emission source, benchmarked against previous years. We apply an Internal Carbon Fee to your emissions

We audit your emission sources providing detailed ESOS compliant reports. The reports provide costed payback on investment opportunities.

The pot of money generated from the Internal Carbon Fee can be used to invest in recommended technologies. Through our extensive industry connections we can arrange for the installation of each technology we recommend.

Your business saves money and reduces emissions each year

Achieve recognition for achieving tangible savings and driving down your emissions

Sustainability Pathway

We can help you reduce your environmental impact in a sustainable way.

Our system is simple. We calculate and provide a detailed breakdown of your companies carbon emissions, split by energy consuming activity.  We provide monthly/annual reports benchmarking consumption against previous years.  We apply an internal carbon price to these emissions to help target emission reduction activities and investments.  We then provide expert advice on suitable carbon reduction technologies and actions.  We have extensive relationships with a wide range of energy efficiency technology suppliers & installers and can help you install appropriate technologies that offer real payback on investment and carbon saving opportunities.

This provides a strong mechanism for generating year on year carbon reductions. If you are interested, please get in touch and an experienced sustainability professional will be call/message back ASAP. 

Can I purchase carbon credits, won’t that offset our emissions?

Some experts are arguing that carbon offsetting is proving to be a dangerous “get out jail free card” which is potentially reducing investment in low carbon technology and energy efficiency (Knapton and Horton, 2019).  What we propose that a more sustainable solution, known as ‘carbon in-setting’.  This is where companies generate emissions reductions within their own operations or supply chain. 

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Why should your company analyse and act on reducing its carbon emissions?

The Stern Review (2006) starkly warned that global warming will affect the basic elements of life for people around the world with potentially hundreds of millions of people suffering hunger, water shortages and coastal flooding. The review estimated that cost of climate inaction would cost the equivalent of 5 to 20% of global GDP now and forever.

It is widely recognised that the cost to the environment and society is not truly reflected in the cost of carbon emissions. The movement to ‘make the polluter pay’ is gradually growing in momentum. In 2016, the president of The World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, wrote ‘There is a growing sense of inevitability about putting a price on carbon pollution.’

The old adage, you can’t manage what you do not measure is important when it comes to Green House Gas emissions. Monitoring and targeting of emissions is the first step to implementing an effective carbon management program that can help a company reduce the environmental impact of its business activities and increase resilience to future climate policies as well as the predicted impacts of climate change.

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