Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Transport is a significant - and growing - cause of carbon emissions. Some businesses, such as those in the transport sector, will be able to cut carbon emissions to a larger extent than others, but there are actions that all businesses can take.
The first step in cutting your CO2 emissions is to evaluate the impact of your business travel on the environment. This includes:
The Carbon Trust can help you work out the carbon footprint of your business, including the impact of business travel, and give free advice on cutting carbon emissions.
Once you have examined your business travel, the next step is to look at ways to reduce or minimise the impact of these journeys. You might consider encouraging your employees to:
If you transport goods as part of your business, you should ensure that you do this in the most efficient way.
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For further information on reducing the environmental impact of your business travel, see our guidelines:
The Energy Saving Trust has produced a smart phone app that can save you money and track your fuel use. You can find out about the app at:
The Eden Project has produced guidance that is intended as an introduction to any business or organisation that is thinking of measuring and reporting its carbon footprint for the first time.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
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