As the UK approaches the legal Net Zero deadline of 2050, with some supermarkets having set their own earlier targets, it's important that retailers have effective strategies in place for reducing their carbon emissions.
Making carbon reduction work for your business
It's crucial to think about implementing carbon reduction strategies in a way that aids your operational efficiency, whilst also ensuring compliance with legislation and protecting your bottom line. You need to consider payback periods and return on investment, to ensure that initial investment in carbon reduction solutions is worthwhile.
If you develop a carbon reduction roadmap as part of your overarching sustainability strategy, you can assess all areas of your business to identify areas where emissions can be cut, and you can plan the most cost-effective solutions which will enable your business's operations to maintain their efficiency.
Finding the right solutions for you
Veolia can work with your business to develop a carbon reduction timeline, and implement the solutions to help you get there. We can advise on the best solutions that will ensure you remain compliant and that can support your whole business align with your goals, including your supply chain.
We can focus on several key areas to reduce your business's carbon footprint and also identify cost savings. These include waste, which can be a significant contributor to emissions. We can support you to reduce waste volumes, recycle more and close the loop by repurposing waste materials where possible. As part of our circular economy approach, we can also work with you to make packaging more sustainable, and to offer greener packaging alternatives for customers.
Other areas we can focus on are energy, including exploring the possibility of generating your own energy on site and introducing greener options into your energy supply. With transport being one of the biggest contributors to emissions, we can also work with you to develop a plan for electrifying your fleet, with practical support from us for installing an EV charging infrastructure.