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Carbon Footprint

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Is a measure of how much carbon is produced from our actions inside our business. This is really important to calculate because the higher the amounts of carbon in the atmosphere, the more climate change happens. By measuring your carbon footprint regularly, you can understand the different ways your business is contributing to climate change and identify ways to reduce it. However, only one in 10 small businesses measure their carbon footprint

According to Statista, Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have increased considerably since 2000. In 2019 reached a record high of 36.7 billion metric tons of CO2. Although in 2020, decreased thanks to Covid-19, now that everything is going back to normal, it’s becoming a problem again.  

What businesses still don’t get, is that reducing carbon footprint might cut business costs. Therefore, not only is it beneficial for the planet, but also for your business. Some reasons why you might want to make the effort in reducing your carbon emissions are:

  • To meet regulations. By 2030, you won’t be able to buy new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK. It will be beneficial to be ahead of changes.
  • To save money. If you identify which of your business activities use a lot of energy, you can make the required changes to reduce your costs.
  • To meet customer demands: Increasingly, you’ll find customers want more information on your level of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • To meet procurement demands. If you’re working to provide products and services to larger businesses, they might need your greenhouse emission data before taking you on as a supplier.

At EC we count with members whose businesses help other startups to measure and regulate Carbon footprint. Click here to join us, network and increase your knowledge.

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