Turn your ambitious sustainability targets into action
How can you best deliver on your energy sustainability ambitions? What's the best pathway to net zero for your business? In challenging economic times, how do you achieve both your environmental and economic goals?
Our sister company Centrica Business Solutions has published a free guide to show business leaders 'How to Turn Ambitious Sustainability Targets into Effective Action.'
The guide explains the proven steps senior teams should take to create a highly effective carbon reduction plan that aligns fully with business strategy.
Planning your Energy Pathway to net zero
Falling costs of distributed energy technologies, such as onsite generation and battery storage, provide an opportunity for organisations to become decentralised low carbon energy producers and gain energy control.
Your pathway to net zero can be broken down into manageable, incremental steps. That's the basis of our net zero Energy Pathway methodology. This helps organisations to translate both short and longer-term goals into feasible, detailed action plans that balance both economic and environmental priorities.
Our proven methodology provides robust tools at every stage along your energy journey. From designing, implementing, managing and optimising long-term energy strategies, to ensuring full alignment with broader business goals, we help organisations to follow a step-by-step process towards decarbonisation.
Switch your business to certified renewable energy
Increasing numbers of organisations are using Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) or switching to a green business energy tariff.
British Gas' 100% renewable electricity for businesses is independently certified by the Carbon Trust, which enables our customers to verify the origin of the renewable electricity as part of sustainability reporting requirements where needed and improve their environmental credentials. Corporate customers often combine this type of supply contract with flexible purchasing contracts.
British Gas, working with NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and their energy consultant, Inspired Energy, has switched NHSPS' entire property portfolio to 100% certified renewable energy. That's 10% of the entire NHS estate – supplying 3,500 buildings.
Financing your energy ambitions
One of the biggest barriers to progress on carbon reduction is often capital constraints, particularly in the current difficult economic climate. We develop pathways that can unlock rapid savings that can overcome barriers to investment. Alternatively, zero CAPEX options are available. Distributed energy solutions can yield such positive and predictable returns on investment that innovative financing models can be applied, such as our energy as a service model.
'Walking the talk' on sustainability
Centrica leads by example on sustainability and is recognised by CDP as an A-Grade world-leader on climate action and disclosure. A key aim is to help our customers to achieve a 25% emissions reduction by 2030, as well as driving out our own emissions.