There is a lot of talk around companies and organizations committing to becoming net zero within the next 30 years. But what does that really mean? Net zero, or carbon neutrality, is when a balance is achieved between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the ecosystem. Setting such sustainability goals and targets is an important step as companies work to decrease their carbon footprints, but how can they push the creation of a long-term, sustainable, and scalable business world to a new level? To be truly net zero, companies can’t only focus on individual and internal operational efficiencies; they need to assess the full breadth and depth of their businesses. By evaluating every area the business touches from an emissions standpoint – their suppliers as well as their clients – companies can not only become net zero themselves, but create an entire net zero ecosystem. To reduce carbon emissions beyond Scope 1 (those that result from a company’s own activities or operations), organizations must evaluate the lifecycle of their business to accurately determine their carbon footprint. If your company is looking to achieve this next level of net zero ambition, here are three areas to focus on: Upstream […]

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