Linking Sustainability with Business Success
Nearly all economic activity results in the emission of greenhouse gases. Even small companies may be surprised to learn of the size of their carbon footprint. For most businesses, emissions are the inevitable result of energy and resource consumption, business travel, or the daily commuting of employees. These are just some of the activities that contribute to your corporate carbon footprint.
Do you want to engage with environmental conservation and climate protection by reducing your corporate carbon footprint? If so, First Climate is your partner. We provide solutions that enable you compensate for unavoidable carbon emissions and to claim carbon neutrality.
Carbon Neutrality – Securing Competitive Advantages for Your Company
As a carbon neutral company, you demonstrate commitment to climate protection. You’ll win the support of environmentally conscious stakeholders, and secure their long-term loyalty. Reducing carbon emissions is the right thing to do, and it can also help generate new business opportunities.
The Three Steps to Carbon Neutrality:
- Carbon neutrality is only possible with a reference baseline, so the first step is to identify and measure all potential sources of emissions. The First Climate team is well-versed in quantifying carbon footprints, and is there to help produce an in-depth analysis of your firm’s carbon impact. We provide you with customized questionnaires that facilitate the collection of the necessary data. Based on the data provided, we calculate your individual corporate carbon footprint. This is the basis for all subsequent steps.
- It is likely that some of your emissions are avoidable, so the second step will be to identify opportunities to improve efficiency or reduce energy and resource usage. Energy efficiency measures may offer a cost-effective strategy for reducing your carbon footprint, and it may result in financial savings as well! Examples include video conferencing instead of business travel, using public transportation instead of company cars, and upgrading inefficient building equipment can result in significant cost savings. First Climate develops customized concepts for you to optimize operational efficiency and to identify opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint.
- As it may still not be possible to eliminate your carbon footprint through emissions avoidance measures alone, the third step in pursuing carbon neutrality is to compensate for unavoidable emissions. Your company is considered carbon neutral when these unavoidable emissions are offset by purchasing an equivalent volume of carbon offset credits from high-quality emissions reductions projects. First Climate calculates your unavoidable emissions for you and supports you with expert advice in choosing a carbon offset project.
Finally, First Climate will be there to help you communicate your efforts to your stakeholders. It is an opportunity to share your concerns for the environment, and demonstrate that you’ve taken action!
No matter what your goals are in climate protection, First Climate offers turnkey professional service. We look forward to helping you achieve your climate protection targets.