North Somerset Enterprise Agency

is Carbon Neutral

This means we did not add to global warming in the year of certification as we saved the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as we produced.

This has been independently validated by Go Climate Positive.

About us

North Somerset Enterprise Agency (NSEA) is a not-for-private profit organisation with social objectives. Our aim is to stimulate, encourage and support local enterprise, helping to create a healthy local economy.

Our experienced team of business counsellors provide impartial and confidential support to North Somerset businesses who are just starting out or who need help and support to grow.


Our target is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. We will do this by reducing our emissions by at least 90% and offsetting the remainder through removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

To drive towards this target we aim to reduce emissions across our operations and value chain by at least 21% over the next 5 years.


    We have committed to reducing emissions over the next year by:

    1. Offsetting our carbon footprint to go carbon neutral

    2. Run Supplier Engagement project to encourage our suppliers to calculate their carbon footprint

    3. Provide Carbon Literacy training to our employees and tenants

    4. Run a tenant engagement project targeting energy savings in the office - following Carbon Literacy training

    5. Encourage teleworking employees to shift to green energy


    Our Net Emissions is the total amount of greenhouse gases we produced in the year once the amount we saved has been taken into account.

    Net Emissions



    Carbon Footprint

    This is the total amount of greenhouse gases we produced in the year.

    Actual Emissions



    Equivalent to


    flights London-New York

    Carbon Handprint

    This is the total amount of greenhouse gases we saved in the year.

    Offsets Purchased



    Emissions Avoided




    Our benchmarks allow us to compare our emissions with the average amount that other organisations in our industry sector produce.

    Emissions relative to size


    kgCO2e per m2 floor area


    This chart shows how our emissions have changed over the last 5 years.


    We are providing renewable energy in India

    We have invested in a carefully selected range of offsetting projects, like this one that provides biogas for cooking from manure in India, shifting people away from using wood, which can causes ocular and respiratory infections .

    All of our projects have been certified to reduce carbon emissions and have strong additional benefits including health benefits, saving low-income families money and reducing deforestation.

    All projects in this portfolio are Gold Standard Certified.

    We will provide Carbon Literacy training

    We are planning to provide carbon literacy training to our employees and tenants and use this as a springboard for an engagement project aimed at reducing energy use in the office.

    We will also be encouraging our employees that work from home to switch to green energy and install energy efficiency measures.

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