Current Carbon Issues

Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (or CRC) will be a mandatory emissions trading scheme, targeting up to 5,000 large organisations many of whose emissions are currently not included in the EU ETS or Climate Change Agreements.  The CRC was formerly known as the Energy Performance Commitment (EPC).

This scheme will include organisations such as supermarket chains, hotel chains, office-based corporations, government departments and large local authorities.  The aim is to reduce carbon emissions in large non-energy intensive organisations by 1.2 million tonnes of carbon per year by 2020.

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Gathering baseline data and setting targets

Creating a baseline and setting targets is a critical first step in being able to measure and report on the real impact of carbon reduction activities. While the data gathering process may seem like a daunting task at first, your carbon mentor can help you identify the most important pieces of data to include.

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Delivery and Servicing Plans - another opportunity to reduce your environmental impact

You can achieve substantial benefits by implementing a Delivery and Servicing Plan (DSP).  A DSP is a framework for identifying potential changes to business practices enabling an organisation to actively manage its delivery and servicing activities to achieve efficiency gains or cost savings, improve operational safety, and reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain.

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