3 reasons businesses should be tracking energy

Article posted

9th Mar 2023

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3-5 min read


Mollie Pinnington

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The first critical step in becoming a sustainable business is tracking your energy usage and how much you consume. Gathering data about your energy usage its useful when it comes to identifying waste and which operations within your business are consuming the most.

With our carbon reporting expertise, we can help you target your scope 1,2 and 3 emissions to find out which area of your business needs to target the most and what energy-efficient practices and technology will create the most return on investment for your company. Below we will go through the reasons your business needs to take up measuring its energy consumption immediately.


You need to identify waste to remove waste

Without knowing where you are wasting energy, you cannot remove waste. At Resolve Net Zero we can identify your scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions to help you see where the most energy along your production chain is coming from and how your operations cause carbon emissions that you might not even be aware of.

Whilst scope 1 and 2 emissions can be easier to monitor and maintain, a lot of businesses find it harder to measure scope 3 emissions.

Scope 1 and 2 emissions are emissions that your company owns and can be seen as directly responsible for causing. This can be things such as emissions from company vehicles or purchased energy. Whereas scope 3 emissions are indirect, businesses often find these types of emissions and energy hardest to measure which is often why there not accounted for. However, without having a full idea of your consumption you will never fully be able to reduce business waste.


You will soon have to report carbon emissions.

Although most businesses do not have to currently report their carbon emissions, this will soon become necessary for all companies as the government is still targeted to reach its net zero goals by 2050.

However, by voluntarily reporting your carbon emissions as a smaller business, you could gain accreditations for using less energy.

The sooner you start carbon reporting the better.


Your business needs a sustainable reputation.

Your business can be accredited for measuring and reducing its energy waste and carbon levels. Many stakeholders and customers are now more than ever wary of who they partner with or shop with.

A lot more consumers are also more aware of “greenwashing” now. People tend to only want to shop with businesses that actually show they have reduced or are planning on reducing energy consumption and waste instead of just marketing products as sustainable.

To get ahead of the competition  and bring in more customers and investors into your business you should be ensuring you are measuring and reducing energy in your business straight away!    

If you're ready to improve your energy efficiency whilst driving down energy bills then why not get in touch? With our carbon management plans we will give your business everything it needs to reduce consumption and maximise on savings. . Request a free quote now and start reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills today.