Carbon Footprint Audit
Businesses and organisations all over the country are under growing pressure to become ‘greener’ and reduce their carbon footprint; with the objective being environmental protection.
The term ‘carbon footprint’ refers to the amount of carbon dioxide (and other carbon compounds) your business emits into the atmosphere as a result of your activities/practices.
Consciously cutting back on energy consumption – through behavior changes, for example – can be a good way to reduce a company’s carbon footprint… but it only stretches so far.
That’s where a carbon footprint audit can help.
Undergoing a carbon footprint audit on your business can help to highlight all contributory causes of CO2 generation – which can establish the extent of your overall CO2 generation; something businesses often underestimate. By doing this, you will be able to see exactly where you could cut back and reduce your carbon footprint.
Apollo Enviro’s carbon footprint audit will provide a detailed analysis of key areas of your business’ day-to-day practices – including overall energy usage, fuel and travel expenses and waste disposal.
It’s by looking into these areas that we can highlight where your business could be more efficient. Once we’ve done that, we provide you with a comprehensive report of your CO2 generation and can make specific and tailored recommendations where your business could make progress towards reducing your carbon footprint.
With that in mind, it’s important to highlight that it’s not just the environment that will benefit from carbon reduction. Your business will experience a reduction in costs, too. What’s more, the greener you become the more protection you will have against current and future legislation; so avoiding unnecessary charges and taxes.
If you’re interested in measuring your carbon footprint – as an individual – visit Direct.gov’s carbon footprint calculator here. While this calculator is intended for individuals and households, it will give you a clear idea of how individuals in your business could make a difference to your company’s overall carbon footprint.