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Net Zero

We can support your organisation to understand your emissions impact, meet compliance, and develop the skills you need to create and follow a pathway to net zero emissions. Find out more below about what Net Zero is, about Net Zero strategy and how Pilio can help embed this.

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The Goal of Net Zero

What is Net Zero?

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In today's rapidly changing environmental landscape, the concept of Net Zero has emerged as a critical goal for governments and organisations worldwide.

 

As concerns about climate change continue to mount, businesses are increasingly recognising the imperative to reduce their carbon footprint and transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon future.

 

Achieving Net Zero emissions has become a key strategic objective for organisations across sectors, reflecting a commitment to environmental responsibility and long-term sustainability.

Net Zero refers to decarbonisation as close as possible to zero emissions through the transition to renewable energy sources. Any unavoidable emissions that remain can then be offset. 

 

This encompasses all emissions generated directly by operations, as well as those indirectly associated with the organisation's activities, such as emissions from purchased electricity, transportation, and supply chains.

The UK has committed to achieving Net Zero emissions as a country by 2050. Organisations have the opportunity to contribute to the success of this commitment.

 

Pilio can support your business in your Net Zero strategy with our environmental consultancy, plus our energy management software and CO2 emissions calculator and reporting tool. See how these fit below.

Net Zero Compliance

What is a Net Zero strategy?

A Net Zero strategy outlines the specific actions and policies that an entity, whether it's a government, a company, or an organisation, plans to take in order to achieve Net Zero emissions. This strategy typically includes a combination of measures aimed at measuring and monitoring energy and carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing carbon removal efforts.

Overall, a Net Zero strategy is a comprehensive roadmap for aligning activities with the goal of reaching Net Zero emissions, thereby contributing to global and local efforts to mitigate climate change.

Take a look below for a summary of areas to focus on in your Net Zero journey.

Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification:

Establishing systems to accurately measure, report, and verify progress towards achieving Net Zero emissions. This ensures transparency and accountability in implementing the Net Zero strategy.

Emissions Reduction Targets:

Setting clear and ambitious targets to reduce emissions across your business or organisation's operations. This might involve transitioning to renewable energy sources, improving energy efficiency, electrifying transportation, and implementing sustainable practices.

 Energy Efficiency Measures:

 Implementing measures to improve energy efficiency in buildings, transportation, and industrial processes. This can include upgrading infrastructure, adopting energy-efficient technologies, and promoting behaviour changes to reduce energy consumption.

Investments in Renewable Energy:

 

 Increasing investments in renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power to replace fossil fuels and reduce reliance on carbon-intensive energy sources.

Policy and Regulatory Measures:

 Implementing supportive policies and regulations to incentivise emissions reductions and facilitate the transition to a Net Zero economy. This may include carbon pricing mechanisms, subsidies for renewable energy, emissions standards, and regulations promoting sustainable practices.

Carbon Offsetting, Capture & Sinks

Carbon Offsetting, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and Natural Carbon Sinks are three key strategies for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Support projects that compensate for internal emissions, capture and store carbon dioxide emissions and enhance ecosystems which naturally absorb and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Integrating energy management software, carbon footprint calculation, carbon reporting, and sustainability strategy into a Net Zero strategy enables organisations to systematically measure, manage, and reduce their environmental impact. By leveraging data and technology to drive informed decision-making and prioritise actions, businesses can accelerate progress towards achieving Net Zero emissions and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Net Zero Strategy

How Pilio supports your business's Net Zero Strategy

Energy Management Software:

This software helps organisations monitor, analyse, and optimise their energy usage. By identifying inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement, energy management software enables businesses to reduce their overall energy consumption and carbon emissions. It can track energy usage in real-time, identify areas of high energy usage, and suggest measures to improve efficiency, such as adjusting equipment settings or implementing energy-saving practices.

Carbon Reporting:

 

 Carbon reporting involves documenting and disclosing an organisation's greenhouse gas emissions to stakeholders, including investors, customers, and regulatory bodies. Transparent reporting provides accountability and allows stakeholders to assess an organisation's progress towards reducing its carbon footprint. It also demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility and can help build trust with stakeholders.

Carbon Footprint Calculation:

 Calculating the carbon footprint involves quantifying the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced directly and indirectly by an organisation's activities. This includes emissions from energy consumption, transportation, waste generation, and supply chain activities. Understanding the carbon footprint allows organisations to identify the most significant sources of emissions and prioritise actions to reduce them.

Sustainability Strategy:

A sustainability strategy outlines an organisation's approach to addressing environmental, social, and economic challenges while ensuring long-term viability and resilience. Within a Net Zero strategy, sustainability initiatives focus on reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, promoting renewable energy, and enhancing environmental stewardship. This may involve setting emissions reduction targets, investing in renewable energy projects, adopting sustainable practices in operations and supply chains, and engaging stakeholders in sustainability efforts.

Net Zero Services

Building energy audits

Identify where your business can make cost-saving energy reduction interventions.

Carbon reporting

PAS 2060 and ISO 14064 schemes for carbon neutrality and accounting for carbon emissions. 

Energy efficiency 
Carbon auditing

Start with a building energy audit/efficiency audit, followed by monitoring and management.

Reporting on Scope 1, 2 and 3 direct and indirect GHG emissions across core business activities.

Scope 3 Carbon audit

Assess indirect greenhouse gas emissions to identify opportunities to enhance sustainability efforts.

SECR

Requiring UK companies to report on GHG emissions in their Directors' Reports.

Carbon reduction strategy

Expert advice and guidance to reduce emissions through innovative technologies and sustainable practices. 

Supply chain audit

Enabling your businesses to achieve your net zero ambitions by auditing the Scope 3 emissions in your supply chain.

Capital investment strategy

A strategic approach to allocating financial resources towards projects and assets to maximise long-term returns and objectives.

Policy & action plan

Set in your organisation's environmental policy and action plan. 

Life cycle analysis

Calculate the carbon emissions of a product you sell from manufacturers to eventual disposal. 

Beyond carbon

Land and nature services to help you understand your nature impact and take action.

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