However, you may be surprised to hear that the advantages of carbon neutrality stretch well beyond saving the environment: going green can have a powerful and positive impact on your business’s bottom line.
But how do you go carbon neutral? If, like many business owners, you like the idea of reducing your business’s carbon footprint but haven’t found the time to make it happen, ‘Welcome to Your Carbon Neutral Future’ is the guide for you.
We all need to take action to reduce our carbon emissions. A rise in temperature of just two degrees celsius will affect millions – if not billions – of people. Climate change and melting ice caps mean coastal cities like New York, Shanghai and Rio could be underwater by 2100. But this can be avoided if we all play our part in reducing emissions.
Whether this year or next, going green should be a big part of your business plan. From buying recycled stationery or switching to efficient, modern appliances, to buying a fleet of electric vehicles – going green often brings a double whammy of benefits: it’s good for the environment and, in most cases, it reduces your costs or improves sales.
"Practical steps to help you go carbon neutral"
Lifetime costs for an electric vehicle, for example, are dramatically cheaper than running traditional petrol and diesel vehicles. Carbon offsetting – buying ‘carbon credits’ to balance your business’s carbon emissions – is cheaper than you might think. And there are reputational benefits that shouldn’t be underestimated. Customers are more aware than ever before about green issues: to attract today’s consumers, you need make it clear what you’re doing to be more environmentally conscious.
This article puts you on the road to carbon neutrality. If you’ve heard about going carbon neutral and want to know more, this is the guide for you.