Did you know that the business sector is the largest consumer of power in the country, buying around 56 percent of all the UK’s electricity? Did you know that businesses like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and IKEA are all committed to 100% renewable energy supply?
No matter what industry you’re working in, there are always opportunities to save your business money and reduce your carbon footprint by improving the way you obtain and use energy.
The time is now for forward thinking companies to take control and lead the way. Switching to a renewable energy supply yields numerous commercial benefits, including:
✓ Enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility
✓ Making considerable cost savings
✓ Increasing brand awareness
✓ Giving back to the community
✓ Offsetting your carbon emissions
✓ Boosting employee satisfaction and morale
✓ Improving financial stability and energy security
Today, demonstrating your commitment to a greener society is vital in enhancing corporate social responsibility (CSR). In fact, did you know that all companies over a certain size now legally have to publish emission reports? Using renewably-sourced energy is a great way to reduce harmful emissions and contribute to a more resilient energy system. Talk about a win-win.
Reducing your carbon footprint shows stakeholders you are aware of the key issues of today and care about your customers. As well as being good news for sales, this increases investor confidence too. It also opens up access to supply chains with sustainability criteria.
A company’s environmental impact can now make or break customer commitment. A recent survey revealed that nearly half of UK consumers have boycotted a brand purely due to its lack of ethical or eco policies. One thing’s for sure – reducing your carbon footprint is something to shout about.
There are grants and schemes available to help businesses cover the cost of installing a renewable energy system, including:
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) – businesses who generate their own electricity from renewable sources, such as solar panels, can sell any surplus energy they don’t use back to the grid.
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – businesses and public sector organisations with renewable heating systems receive payments for every unit of heat they generate, including the heat that they use themselves.
OLEV Plug-In Vehicle Grant – grant to cover 35% of the cost of buying an electric vehicle.
Workplace Charging Scheme – grant to cover 75% of the cost of buying and installing on-site electric vehicle chargepoints.
There may also be local grants available in your area. Speak to us to find out more.
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