Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Unpredictable weather can impact directly on your business, for example by increasing the risk of water shortages or flooding. This can cause significant disruption to your business and make it more difficult to get insurance.
Your business may also be affected by measures imposed by the UK government to help meet greenhouse gas reduction targets. These measures include:
Even if climate change legislation does not affect you, reducing your emissions can bring other benefits, such as lower energy bills and improving the way stakeholders view your business. You may also be able to take advantage of related tax breaks. See the page in this guideline: Tax breaks to encourage energy efficiency. You can begin to reduce your emissions by:
The most effective way of cutting your carbon emissions is likely to be by using a systematic approach to managing emissions reduction - see our guideline: Environmental management systems (EMS) and environmental reports
How climate change affects your business
Stay informed: Coronavirus (COVID-19), In this challenging time, NetRegs’ running organisations the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) have created information websites to keep you informed on the current situation....
NetRegs: Supporting businesses across Scotland and Northern Ireland, Businesses in Scotland and Northern Ireland have a huge role to play in helping to deliver world-leading climate change action, not only by ensuring environmental compliance, which is non-negotiable, but going beyond compliance to achieve a low carbon and circular economy.
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