Reduce carbon emissions and speed up your journey to Net Zero

By Anita Jaynes on 30 August, 2023

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Dave Phillips is a Cost, Procurement and Carbon Specialist and is a local franchisee holder for Auditel, the UK’s leading Carbon and Cost Management firm. We met Dave to find out more about his work and how he works with organisations to reduce their carbon emissions and impact on the environment. 

What interested you in joining Auditel? 

I have been looking into opportunities for my business (Phillips Technology Solutions Ltd) to bring greater value to my existing customers and other business owners. I am also very keen on ‘doing my bit’ so I can have a positive impact on the environmental challenges we are all facing. 

What is the difference between Carbon Neutral and Net Zero? 

Carbon Neutral is the first step on the journey and is achieved by accurately measuring and calculating your carbon footprint across Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions. This can then be offset through buying carbon credits to ‘balance out’ the business’s carbon footprint.

To achieve Net Zero, you first have to recognize how to be Carbon Neutral – Auditel are skilled in getting you to this point. Your organisation must then also demonstrate that it has been making a conscious effort to reduce its carbon emissions by having a formal Carbon Reduction Plan. The emissions that remain are then offset using Carbon Capture – a new technology that is being developed to extract greenhouse gases. 

Why should I act now? 

There are many reasons for this including: 

• The most sustainable businesses are leading the pack in terms of business success with consumers and employees seeking out genuine environmental credentials 

• Need to raise investment? Funding and investment criteria are increasingly linked to sustainability performance

• Government pressure is building and there will be legislative changes in the coming years. 

I’ve heard of Scope 1, 2 and 3, but what actually are they? 

Scope 1 is a measurement of the carbon produced on-site at your business. 

Scope 2 is a measurement of the carbon used by your business that is generated off-site. 

Scope 3 is a measurement of the carbon impact of goods and services delivered into and out of your business. 

How do I avoid ‘Greenwashing’ or making false claims? 

Your carbon footprint must be an accurate picture of your organisation emissions across scopes 1,2 and 3. All supporting data, reports and carbon reduction plans must be publicly available to back up your claims. Also having them independently verified using a verification body like NQA or BSI will ensure that your work and claims have been thoroughly checked and verified. 

Is it difficult to produce a credible carbon reduction plan? 

Yes, but with the right partner, no! 

What can I do now? 

Please get in touch and I can give you an initial assessment and scope out your business’ requirements.

Contact Dave Phillips on 07907 203832 or email: dave.phillips@auditel.co.uk

Special offer for readers of The Business Exchange

A free carbon consultation worth £750*

To celebrate ten years of The Business Exchange Dave is offering all TBE readers a FREE carbon consultation. Dave said, “Under an NDA Auditel will gather your information, then report back with a decarbonisation proposal. This will allow you to make an informed decision on whether to engage with us.”

* Offer valid until 30th September 2023.