1. Understand your carbon emissions
While most businesses are committed to reducing their carbon emissions, it’s not always easy to know where to start - but there are a growing number of companies that can help you work out what emissions your business is producing and the impact these have on the environment.
Travel, utilities and waste are typical causes, which are usually categorised into three distinct “scopes” of direct or indirect emissions. Bristol-based Spherics, a pending B Corp, helps businesses to “make net zero a reality” through their easy-to-use and affordable cloud-based carbon calculator, and can walk you through the process to analyse, measure, then reduce your emissions.
West of England Growth Hub offers free, impartial support for small and medium sized enterprises to find ways to monitor and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs through their Carbon Surveys service.