It is not just the residents of Castle Point who want to take the journey to sustainability and begin to remove the risk that climate change poses to themselves, their families and the environment around them. Businesses are also aware of their role and responsibility in making this happen. In many cases businesses don't know where to start. There is a minefield of information out there, conflicting views of what is the best approach and also the fear of costs to their business. Often, changes can be simple and effective and can lead to a competitive edge on the competition as customers are seeking out suppliers with ethical and green credentials.
CPCAG wants to help businesses to make these changes and will be signposting reliable ways to assist. Below are some useful links and ideas and this will be built upon over time.
CPCAG are also looking for local businesses to join in our mission and help promote and engage with the agenda. Do you offer environmental or carbon reduction services may provide education services which may be of use to residents of Castle Point? Or perhaps you are a business looking to reduce your carbon footprint and actively get involved in helping create a cleaner, greener future. Contact us and collectively we can all pull together.
Join the global community of organizations committing to becoming climate neutral by the second half of the 21 century In December, 2015, the world came together to sign the Paris Agreement, a global climate change agreement that laid the groundwork for a low-carbon future. In order to make that future a reality, companies, governments and individuals must work together toward climate neutrality. As outlined in the Paris Agreement, all of us have a role to play in rapidly moving the planet toward a pathway that keeps global temperature from raising above 2 degrees Celsius. For organizations, addressing climate change makes simple economic sense. Whether threatened by supply chain disruption, extreme weather events or rising resource costs,forward-thinking businesses already support bold climate action. They are already unlocking growth, creating jobs and innovating to meet societal and economic needs. The United Nations Climate Change secretariat invites organizations to take the Climate Neutral Now Pledge.The pledge represents a growing movement of companies and governments taking the lead on reducing emissions and accelerating the global journey to a climate-neutral future. Organizations that take the pledge commit to:
Measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions for an agreed-upon period of time
Reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible
Offset remaining emissions with UN Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).
Launched in 2012, the Supply Chain Sustainability School is a free learning environment, upskilling those working within, or aspiring to work within, the built environment sector.
Who is the School for? The School is accessible to anyone working in the built environment or aspiring to work in the sector. We service the markets of construction, infrastructure, homes and facilities management across England, Scotland and Wales. We cover a wealth of topics relevant to any workplace, from fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR) and modern slavery; to waste and wellbeing. We also offer specialist topic groups in offsite, management, BIM and lean construction. The School can help your organisation gain competitive advantage and make a real difference to business.