DEFRA to delay mandatory reporting
With so many changes happening in the world of sustainability management and CSR reporting, DEFRA’s recent announcement to delay the decision on introducing mandatory reporting is only adding to the confusion.
More than 75% of FTSE 100 companies already have established emissions reduction targets, and mandatory reporting is one piece of regulation that presents real possibilities in terms of driving reductions in energy use, CO2 emissions and costs for businesses across the UK.
We know from talking to our customers how important energy reduction is - companies care about how they perform on their CSR commitments and mandatory carbon reporting is widely accepted to be a necessity for company’s actively trying to reduce their environmental footprint.
Some examples of good leadership in sustainability management include our clients EDF and Reckitt Benckiser. Using a common sense and energy focused approach, EDF have reduced their CO2 output from their offices by 24% since 2006. Our clients Reckitt have instead focused on the production process, delivering a 40% reduction in CO2 per production unit in just 12 months. These reductions all stem from one simple truth – understanding your sustainability data allows you to set and achieve targets which will have a positive impact on both emissions and costs. Time and time again we help our customers set and achieve ambitious targets on energy efficiency and carbon output.
The potential benefits for making carbon emission reporting compulsory framework for big business are compelling, and such a step could prove vital in establishing the UK as a world leader in the sustainable business practice.
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