3 low-cost steps your business can take to go green this Earth Day

The theme for this year’s Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth™ focusing on the emergence of green technologies and new innovation that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

“More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.” EARTHDAY.ORG

Strengthen your commitment to carbon reduction

Almost a third of the UK’s largest businesses have pledged to eliminate their contribution to carbon emissions by 2050. The UK government have been encouraging more businesses to commit to net-zero by 2050. This can be done through the commitment to support businesses make the transition to a “green and clean economy”.

There are many different definitions of what ‘Net Zero’ entails and exactly what it means. Ultimately DB Group believes that achieving net-zero as a business means that any greenhouse gases that you create are balanced out by your removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

By striving towards targets of net zero you can set yourself up as an industry or sector leader and show your commitment towards a more sustainable future. How can you set net-zero targets? Find out here

Greener Transport

As we move towards a greener transport infrastructure, the requirement to have an EV charging point available to staff, visitors and clients will become more common place.

The Energy Saving Trust is offering companies in Scotland the opportunity to install EV charging points with up to 50% grant towards the total cost of the project including the charger and infrastructure.  This finding is limited therefore to take advantage please get in touch.

The Office of Low Emission Vehicles will provide a voucher scheme and support your project by offering a grant of £350 per charger.  This voucher scheme is available across the entire UK. Find out more

Solar PPA Projects

Solar PV is a low-maintenance solution that can be installed with no up-front cost.  If your building roof suitable, electrical infrastructure ready and your site energy-intensive then solar can be a solution to consider.  With Power Purchase Agreements available you could have energy at a lower rate than you would pay your supplier and add in battery storage to maximise the potential to generate and store on-site Find out more

For more information, contact our Head of DB Enviro Bryan McAlpine bryan.mcalpine@dbgroupeurope.com