#Carbonhacks No.3 – Reducing your CO2 emissions is crucial – but if you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

The process: Measure. Calculate. Act. Reduce. Offset. Repeat

Here’s what’s involved:

  • Calculate your individual and business’s carbon emissions 
  • Identify the scale of your emissions
  • Make carbon reductions
  • Reduce waste 
  • Re-consider business operations
  • Engage with your entire supply chain
  • Consider quality carbon offsetting
  • Assess your equipment, and consider repair and recondition before buying new. 
  • Source hardware from a Sustainable IT / Green IT supplier eg. circularcomputing.com
  • Going forward, treat emissions as a budget with limits
  • Communicate your plan of action

There is plenty of information, pledges, grants and funding available for SME businesses to help start the process. Locally, we have been helped by 25:25 pledge from Suffolk County Council carboncharter.org