It is becoming increasingly popular for businesses to make "Net Zero" Emissions commitments that line up with the UN goal of halting additional greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. This means that they have promised to keep reducing all their emissions until they are as close to zero as possible and then offset (or balance) their remaining emissions by removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Our Net Zero programme is designed to help your business make a credible, science-based commitment that includes a practical roadmap explaining how you will get there.
Our "net zero aligned" stamp can be added to any of our 3 certificate levels as it recognises your commitment to achieve Net Zero in the future, and that you are on a credible trajectory to achieve it. It is extremely unlikely that any business will be able to achieve Net Zero immediately due to the need to make deep reductions in their emissions first.
Our Net Zero membership gives you the extra support you need to create a credible roadmap explaining how and when you will achieve net zero emissions. We also help you set an annual carbon budget that aligns with your roadmap and your financial planning to ensure that your action plans maintain the right trajectory.
A Net Zero Roadmap identifies the key programmes of work needed for your business to achieve net zero. Within each programme it identifies the key projects that will be needed and the time period over which they will be run. It is not a detailed action plan, but it has enough detail to show that you understand the things your business will need to do to achieve the reduction needed.
It typically takes place over a number of years and is very useful for identifying the new technologies your business will need to develop or purchase to achieve Net Zero.
Once you have created your roadmap we help you create a carbon budget for each year of your roadmap to help you manage your emissions and understand the target for your annual action planning.
A carbon budget simply states the total amount of emissions you intend to emit each year of your roadmap. or to put it another way, the total amount of emissions you can afford to emit each year if you are to achieve your net zero commitment date.