Your Partner In The Zero-Carbon Transition
Regulatory, commercial and environmental imperatives have put carbon reduction at the top of the agenda for every type of organisation.
Eliminating carbon from your operations poses a variety of challenges, and the measures required vary for different types of organisation. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and there are many obstacles to overcome – from cost and time constraints to allocating resources and establishing priorities.
That’s why you need a zero-carbon specialist on your side – and when it comes to delivering on your carbon-reduction commitments, ENGIE is the only partner you need. That’s because we offer a unique breadth and depth of services that address every area of carbon reduction, for any type of organisation. Our systematic approach to measuring and analysing the emissions associated with your business, backed up by targeted services and solutions, offers a proven way to achieve guaranteed carbon savings.
Our approach: analyse, plan, act
The essential starting point in any carbon-reduction strategy is to understand where your emissions are coming from. Our specialists conduct a detailed analysis of your buildings, assets and operations to determine the full extent of your carbon emissions, and their sources. Greenhouse gas emissions are classified into three scopes:
To meet zero-carbon targets, most businesses need to focus on scope one and scope two emissions. However, for manufacturing businesses and other organisations that wish to produce zero-carbon products, scope three emissions from supply chains will also need to be considered.
Once we know the source of all your carbon emissions, we can devise a zero-carbon transition strategy for your organisation. This strategy will be tailored to the specific challenges associated with your buildings and operations. It is likely to combine energy and operational efficiency measures, converting assets to more energy-efficient, lower carbon options, on-site renewable generation, sourcing import energy from external renewable generators and finally offsetting to tackle any residual emissions that cannot be eliminated by other means.
The extent of our expertise and the vast range of services we provide enable us to implement all of the carbon-reduction strategies we identify. These measures will be integrated to ensure all actions work in a coordinated way towards the same goal. We provide financing options, where necessary, to kickstart your carbon reductions, and we guarantee that the measures we implement will deliver the carbon savings identified. Our approach follows the PAS 2060 Specification for the Demonstration of Carbon Neutrality, so you can verify your Zero Carbon status in line with recognised standards and obtain certification for your business or products.,
Our zero-carbon toolbox
ENGIE has invested in ensuring we have the full capabilities to deliver integrated zero-carbon solutions for all businesses and organisations. Our services and expertise offer solutions for every aspect of your carbon reduction strategy.
The simplest way to reduce carbon emissions is to cut your energy consumption. We provide expert energy-management strategies, supported by analysis and monitoring to ensure you consume energy in the most efficient ways possible. Our smart technology systems enable energy-consuming assets to be automated and controlled intelligently – optimising energy consumption 24 hours a day. Through intelligent facilities management, energy efficiency projects and behavioural change programmes, we also ensure best practices are embedded throughout your organisation.
Converting assets to low carbon, energy-efficient models and investing in renewable technology are important ways to eliminate carbon from your operations. This could involve converting your fleet to electric vehicles, supported by our own smart EV charging solutions. We can install renewable generation assets on your site to directly supply your premises, backed up by reliable battery storage to ensure you minimise wastage and maximise the value of the energy you generate.
3. Green sourcing
If on-site generation is not viable, sourcing your energy directly from a renewable generator is an excellent option. Corporate power purchase agreements involve a direct supply to your premises from a specific renewable generator. That helps to support the growth of renewable generation in the UK, while providing you with an identified, verifiable source for your renewable energy. Another alternative is to agree a renewable energy supply contract, which guarantees that the energy you buy comes from certified renewable sources.
For any remaining carbon emissions that cannot be eliminated by the measures above, we can connect your business with high-quality, certified carbon compensation and conversion schemes. These enable your residual emissions to be offset through a variety of tree-planting and other schemes that benefit local communities and the environment.
One partner – with you every step of the way
When you choose ENGIE to support your transition to zero carbon, you won’t need any other suppliers to help you achieve your goals. From analysing and planning through to implementation and ongoing monitoring and certification, ENGIE is with you every step of the way to zero carbon. Our solutions are integrated and carefully targeted to ensure you achieve the optimum carbon savings in the most efficient and cost-effective way – enabling you to achieve your specific sustainability goals.
If you want to begin the transition to zero carbon but aren’t sure how feasible it is for your business currently, get in touch with our sustainability experts to find out more.