How can a business reduce carbon footprint

How Can a Business Reduce Its Carbon Footprint?

How Can a Business Reduce Its Carbon Footprint?

December 8, 2023

Green is the new gold standard. In a world where environmental sustainability is on every boardroom agenda, businesses in energy-intensive sectors face mounting pressure to reduce their carbon footprints.

The urgency is amplified in South Africa, where the energy crisis has surged to unprecedented levels. Loadshedding in 2023 reached record-breaking heights, wreaking havoc on the economy and citizens’ daily lives. Amid this crisis, businesses are seeking ways to curtail energy consumption, a pivotal step towards mitigating the effects of loadshedding while simultaneously decreasing their carbon footprints.

Businesses are also under pressure from today’s investors and consumers, who demand increased accountability and transparency in sustainability efforts. Investing in energy-efficient technologies becomes not just a necessity to meet carbon targets, but a vital strategy to uphold brand reputation in a competitive market.

However, South Africa’s climate targets and policies still fall short, according to the Climate Action Tracker. The nation’s strategies require substantial enhancements to align with the Paris Agreement’s stringent 1.5°C temperature limit. Bridging this gap will require a concerted and collaborative effort from the government and greenhouse gas-emitting companies towards sustainable energy practices.

The landscape is shifting towards a more eco-conscious future in South Africa. The approval of the Climate Change Bill by the National Assembly in October 2023 marks a pivotal moment. The move signifies a proactive stance towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a step that resonates with the global urgency for climate action set by the Paris Agreement. If passed, this bill will likely enforce stringent, legally binding measures for businesses.

How smart energy management helps you reduce your carbon footprint

Amidst aspirations for a greener future of business lies a fundamental challenge: how can we understand and mitigate carbon emissions without clear insights into consumption patterns? This is where smart energy management steps in as a game-changer, providing transparent consumption insights to make actionable and impactful changes.

Energy management platforms like Centrica’s PowerRaderTM give businesses the flexibility to control and manage all their energy data using a single, holistic view of their energy footprint. PowerRadar™ offers a user-friendly, cloud-based platform that ensures accessibility and data security. Harnessing the intelligence of this system equips businesses to devise informed, data-driven energy strategies to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints.

Here’s how smart energy management with PowerRadar™ can catalyse your journey towards carbon footprint reduction:

  • Visualise real-time energy consumption for informed decision-making
  • Comprehensively understand energy footprints with device-level monitoring
  • Track asset performance, energy generation, savings, and carbon emissions in real-time
  • Make data-driven decisions for better return on investment (ROI) on energy investments
  • Reduce energy costs by curbing operational waste
  • Simplify energy compliance and reporting
  • Foster awareness and accountability among staff for energy conservation
  • Optimise energy-intensive assets for increased reliability and longevity

Reduce your carbon footprint with a data-driven strategy using Centrica’s PowerRaderTM platform

 

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Thoho Energy is bringing the benefits of PowerRaderTM to South African businesses. Our smart energy management system ensures the maximum return on investment, increased efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions.

Learn more about how THOHO Energy can help you take control of your energy consumption and carbon footprint. Please contact us if you have any questions; we’d love to help you shape a greener and more sustainable future.