16th – 23rd September is Global Goals Week. This is an annual celebration of the formation of the sustainable development goals decided by the UN in 2015. These 17 goals aim to change the world for the benefit of everyone, to eradicate poverty hunger and inequality, look after our environment and the animals and plants that share the planet with us – providing us with food, medicines, fuel and building materials. The goals are aimed at everyone: governments; businesses, and; individuals. Many of the goals are interlinked, the climate change goal will not be achieved if for example the access to clean renewable energy goal is not reached.
The goals are ambitious with all of them set to be achieved by 2030. So are we on track?
Only two years after the goals were announced it is difficult to assess how much progress has been made. However in our areas of expertise it would seem much progress has been made towards tackling climate change, efficient resource use and renewable energy. In the UK our energy systems are increasingly becoming decarbonised, we are starting to think much more inventively about what to do with waste and how to not create it in the first place and there is now a slow but steady move towards electric vehicle ownership.
The larger international metrics such as poverty can be measured but how do you as an individual or business measure your impact? There are some websites that measure the value of your charitable giving and voluntary work but how do you measure your environmental impact. This is where we can help.
Our reporting service looks at your gas, electricity, heating oil, fuel and water usage, waste generation and recycling. Using Defra approved conversion factors and methodologies we produce an easy to understand report that simply illustrates where your main impacts are. As part of the service we provide an action plan which will guide you through the things you can implement to reduce your environmental impact AND save you money.
If you would like to chat to us about a Credibly Green report please feel free to contact us by ringing 01746 552423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.