- Carbon Journey
Climate change and energy prices are affecting business operations and all organisations will need to change to thrive in the low carbon economy. Given that the requirements for sustainable development are forever changing and the fact that over 40% of change programs don’t succeed, the risk of failure is high.
Carbon Ready’s Plan8 will help you successfully manage the journey towards a low-carbon economy
The overall figure can be used as a simple diagnostic checklist or a tool to drive complex programmes. It will help you identify sustainability business drivers, develop a robust strategy, manage the implementation successfully and provide a means to continuously improve and develop your organisation, minimising the chance of failure.
- Carbon Landscape
Whether it’s challenging targets, energy prices rises/volatility or consumer demand for greener products, there are numerous factors affecting the external business landscape and competitors are innovating to gain advantage from these changes. The speed and magnitude of change is so great that there is a risk of failing to appreciate an important issue or underestimating the business impact of the changes.
Carbon Ready’s landscape review ensures you have the relevant information at hand to guide your actions.
You will develop knowledge about all of the important changes in the external environment, be in a position to readily act on the information and develop the most cost effective solution.
- Carbon Direction
Once the new business landscape has been understood it is imperative to respond to it to maximise opportunities and minimise negative implications. It will be necessary to consider sustainable and existing business aims together. The new needs may be in unfamiliar areas which require different skills and insight. It can be difficult to set realistic goals, understand which path to take and communicate the change effectively.
Carbon Ready’s planning framework will enable you to devise strategies and policies to direct your organisation towards a sustainable and successful future.
This will help develop a clear vision of the goals appropriate to meeting the need for change, devise a strategy that will achieve sustainable economic goals and manage implementation successfully.
- Carbon Mapping
There is increased business and consumer demand for greener goods and services. There will be increasing pressure to demonstrate credentials, reduce the ‘lifecycle’ impact further and carbon label goods. Deeper understanding of the carbon impact of each step undertaken to deliver goods and services will be required in order to reduce emissions, integrate more efficiently and calculate embodied emissions.
Carbon Ready will attribute carbon emissions to business activities to develop deeper understanding of CO2 and ensure your strategy connects with operations
products and services will be as carbon competitive as possible identify opportunities to reduce costs and improve quality capture greater market share by demonstrating your credentials to your customers
- Carbon Reductions
Reducing energy, carbon emissions and costs are all mutually reinforcing objectives. Carbon Reduction strategies include restructuring, adopting new technologies and/or offsetting emissions. There are a myriad of opportunities available.
Through Carbon Ready's assessment you will identify the most effective portfolio of opportunities which will best meet your needs on the journey to sustainable business performance.
Carbon Ready will bring into view the full spectrum of opportunity relevant to your organisation and help you pick the portfolio which maximises the net present value of your business.
- Carbon Standards
There are many standards in the field of environmental management including, PAS 2050, 2060, ISO14001 and ISO16001. Many follow similar approaches to ISO9001. Organisations tend to manage compliance piecemeal, engaging in a new round of activity for each new standard. This leads to duplication of effort and high costs.
By using Carbon Ready’s integrated management system organisations can achieve certification against a broad range of standards at lowest cost paid for through improved business performance.
You will benefit from reduce compliance workload and costs, will comply with multiple standards and achieve business performance best practice.
- Carbon Culture
The move to a low-carbon economy will require the engagement of employees in order to minimise emissions. Staff are often an untapped source of ideas and often resist change. Some will be sceptical about climate change, won’t feel comfortable suggesting improvements and training courses alone rarely lead to action.
Carbon Ready’s proven process will engage the workforce to deliver sustainable behaviours and support a low-carbon culture.
Employees will be motivated and you will gain access to a rich set of ideas. Staff will be empowered to take action and you will achieve achieve an effective implementation.