When it comes to tackling the problem of achieving net zero, there are a vast number of different approaches suitable for businesses of all sizes, but these solutions also come at a cost – whether this cost is a financial one, or a cost to the processes that may already be well intertwined with other processes that could be difficult to change. There are net zero consultants such as Consultus set-up to help with this very problem, however, and specializing in helping large businesses tackle the goal of achieving net zero – but what are some basics to cover at first?
Start small, scale up – It’s easy to get caught up in the change and hope to achieve an overhaul in a short period of time, whether to save money or to cause the least amount of disruption to as many different areas of the business as possible, however this may cause more problems that starting small and where a consultancy may be invaluable to help determine which departments are the best to start with and where the biggest benefits may be found, and which processes may be changed with the least amount of disruption too.
Don’t be afraid to use that budget – Something that separates larger businesses and smaller businesses approach to net zero largely comes down to the budget that is available to put forward – and larger businesses should be expecting to put a good budget forward too. But this can help to not only speed up the process but may also help to achieve more desirable results too, as the budget can better be used for tools that can help adjust these processes and for the expertise needed to identify which changes will be of the most benefit too.
Find incentives to get different teams on board – No matter how smooth the transition period is, there will be a lot of disruption to different teams throughout the organization and identifying ways to get teams on board with change will be the best bet to finding different results too. This may come in the form of incentives or perks with work, many already having things such as charging schemes for electric vehicles for example but can certainly help make the process of change much easier and get different teams on board too.
The change to net zero is still something new to many businesses and there are plenty of steps left to take as well as a variety of different methods being discovered to suit different business needs too, and as the big consultancies learn the best processes suited to different business needs too – but for large business there is no better time to start the transition to net zero and to discover the many benefits that it will bring too.