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Carbon Reduction: Your complete A-Z guide

Carbon footprint, net-zero, closed-loop…
With carbon reduction firmly on the environmental agenda, it can be mind-boggling navigating the world of related buzzwords.

With this in mind, we've put together an A-Z guide of key terms and how Veolia can help your business meet its carbon reduction targets.

A

AIR POLLUTION
and the dangers it possesses have been present in the public consciousness for a while, which is why Veolia is focusing on developing our electric fleet offering.

B

BENCHMARKING 
could help you make your business more energy efficient (therefore reducing your carbon emissions), by identifying areas for improvement.

Veolia UK _ Business proves going beyond carbon neutrality today is no pipe dream

C

CARBON NEUTRAL
describes the state of either eliminating carbon emissions altogether, or balancing out carbon emissions with carbon removal, and is what businesses are now striving for as a minimum.

D

DELIVERING RESULTS
is what Veolia pride ourselves on, and is evidenced in our long list of case studies

E

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
is a key factor to look at for reducing your business' carbon emissions.

Two green footprints

F

FOOTPRINT
(your carbon footprint that is) is another hot topic. Reducing your business' carbon footprint can benefit you in terms of energy and cost, as well as carbon.

thick smoke belching from factory chimneys

G

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
is a term we're all familiar with, but did you know that carbon dioxide accounts for 76% of all greenhouse gases?

H

HUBGRADE
is a solution that can enable your business to be better informed about your resource usage, allowing you to identify cost savings, track performance and more, as well as reducing carbon emissions.

Veolia UK _ Circular Innovations

I

INNOVATION
is at the heart of everything we do at Veolia, from our food waste solutions to our bespoke energy plans.

J

JOINT PARTNERSHIPS
are key to Veolia's continued innovation, from our support of urban farms to partnerships with local councils.

K

KPIs
are increasingly starting to include carbon reduction or sustainability targets, so now is the time to seriously start to think about your business' environmental image.

L

LEGISLATION
is constantly updating, and can be a minefield to keep on top of. Let Veolia give you peace of mind and keep you in the know about changing regulations.

Veolia UK _ Building Management System (BMS) and Controls

M

MANAGEMENT
is key to keeping on top of your carbon reduction plans, including managing your building's energy efficiency and waste management.

N

NET ZERO
is the UK's legal target of zero carbon emissions by 2050. It's important to start thinking about how your business can play its part right now, and there are lots of ways to do that.

O

OFFICES
may still be quite empty at the moment, but when your business does head back in there are some simple changes you can make to reduce your building's carbon footprint, including smarter lighting solutions.

P

PLASTIC
has a big carbon footprint, from production to disposal. However, there is an increasing number of environmentally friendly alternatives and lots of innovative new ways to recycle plastics.

Veolia UK _ Carbon footprint and energy strategy

Q

QUICK FIXES
including segregating food waste and not printing where possible can help make a real difference to reducing your business' carbon footprint.

R

RENEWABLE ENERGY
has been in the news more than ever recently. Veolia has developed various bespoke renewable energy solutions for businesses and may be able to help you.

Turbine

S

SUSTAINABILITY
is another keyword, and is important to consider when auditing all of your business processes and services, including energy and waste.

 

T

TARGETS 
are king in the sustainability world, from carbon reduction to recycling. Find out how Veolia can help you meet yours.

U

USAGE
of energy and water can be easily tracked with Veolia - your Customer Hub will allow you to keep on top of the numbers and make sure your business is running as efficiently as possible.

Veolia UK_essential step to reopen

V

VEOLIA
offers a multitude of ways to help your business reduce its carbon footprint, from energy optimisation to innovative waste solutions.

W

WASTE
including food waste and wasted energy, is a huge contributor to the world's carbon problem. Fortunately, we can help you turn your waste into a resource.

X

XCITING DEVELOPMENTS 
are aplenty at Veolia, with the launch of our new collaborative plastics recycling project and Procycle scheme just two of the ways we're helping to reduce carbon emissions.

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Y

YOUR BOTTOM LINE 
is obviously the most important thing to you - fortunately taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint also leads to cost savings in most cases.

Z

ZERO CARBON STRATEGY
is Veolia's way to help your business analyse your carbon footprint and take steps to reduce it.