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Frequently asked questions

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What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions, expressed in terms of carbon dioxide equivalents, directly and indirectly associated with an individual, organisation, event, product or service.

Why should businesses be concerned about their carbon footprint?

Reducing your carbon footprint is important for sustainability, helping to mitigate climate change, and can lead to cost savings through increased efficiencies.

What are common sources of carbon emissions in a business?

Major sources include energy consumption, transportation, waste generation, and supply chain activities.

How can businesses reduce their energy consumption?

Implementing energy-efficient technologies, adopting renewable energy sources, and optimising building systems are effective ways to reduce energy consumption.

What sustainable transportation options can businesses explore?

Encouraging the use of public transport where appropriate, implementing car-share schemes, and transitioning to electric or hybrid vehicles can contribute to reducing carbon emissions from transportation.

How can a business promote sustainable supply chain practices?

Businesses can work with suppliers to assess and improve environmental practices and reporting, choose local suppliers where possible to reduce transportation emissions, and prioritise sustainable sourcing. A collaborative approach is best to ensure all parties benefit as much as possible.

What role does waste management play in reducing a business's carbon footprint?

Implementing recycling programmes, reducing single-use items, and adopting circular economy practices can minimise the environmental impact of the waste generated by a business.

How can employees contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of a business?

Encouraging eco-friendly behaviours, promoting work from home, and providing education on the results of sustainability practices can engage employees in the carbon reduction efforts of a business.

How can a business communicate its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint?

Creating a sustainability statement, obtaining an independent certification (like our NCZ Certification Programme), and transparently sharing progress through reports and marketing material can showcase a business’s dedication to carbon reduction.

What are the long-term benefits of reducing a business's carbon footprint?

Apart from contributing to global environmental health, long-term benefits include enhanced brand reputation, increased resilience to regulatory changes, and potential cost savings from resource efficiency.

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