Achieving net zero is complex and challenging, and requires detailed knowledge that you likely won’t have in-house. It is typically a good idea to engage with an experienced energy partner to help deliver your net zero plan, providing the expertise and infrastructure required to eliminate your carbon footprint.
Set Clear Goals
While the baseline target is to achieve net zero by 2050, you should be more specific when it comes to what you want to achieve, and by when. 2050 may seem far off or inaccessible, but interim targets in the meantime are an important way of focusing in on steps that need to be taken to ultimately achieve net zero. Many sectors have been frustrated by the lack of a clear roadmap from Government to achieve net zero, so it is your responsibility to lay out clear, realistic goals and then progress towards them. Many businesses have laid out interim targets for 2030, which will act as an important measure of progress and give time to course correct if less progress than envisioned has been made.
Your net zero strategy should factor in upcoming legislation, policy changes, new technologies and changes to infrastructure, making it important that your strategy is an ongoing project that evolves as the sustainability landscape changes. Again, it is important to seek out the right advice and expertise to ensure that you are fully aware of how changes could impact on your organisation and to seize new opportunities for improvements.