Adopting a positive environmental stance can provide a number of benefits to businesses. With the UK government committed to seeing an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, now has never been a better time for corporate energy to go green. However, let’s look at some of the other key factors.
There are increasing signs that public opinion is shifting towards the consumption of renewables, with a recent study by Unilever finding that a third of consumers are actively seeking to buy from brands who have a positive attitude towards the environment. Furthermore, it is seen to increase business reputation for a future generation of workers – 62% of millennials wish to work for companies which are keen to reduce their carbon footprint.
The notion of sustainable supply can also attract attention from other businesses. It has never been more popular for major businesses to go green. This means that big companies want to work with other organisations looking to create a sustainable supply chain, in turn reducing their own carbon footprints. By using renewable resources, you are matching other companies’ green achievements.
The sustainability of business will also begin to come under more focus than ever before in the UK this month with the introduction of the government scheme Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). This requires all major businesses to publish their energy usage, along with their annual accounts – making it all the more important for businesses to seek support in making the switch to green energy and cement their reputation.
Make the switch and support the green industry
Transferring to clean energy can be a daunting task for even the smallest company. Utility Bidder can provide advice on which suppliers can provide the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’ Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) scheme, an initiative set up to certify and support renewable suppliers. This means any step you take towards sustainable power is also supporting the UK’s renewable energy industry and benefiting your business and the planet!