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Earn the FD’s undying gratitude in one easy, no-cost step

Posted August 12, 2016

More and more companies – of all sizes, in all sectors – are choosing a low-carbon electricity supply. Here’s why you should too – and why your FD should thank you for it.

You might think only the biggest companies, the ones who are legally obliged to report their carbon emissions, would bother making the switch. But if you’re reading this, chances are other companies in your sector have already seen the benefit.

Because in the last 18 months more than 60% of our customers in construction, manufacturing, retail, export and transport have taken Blue for Business, our entry-level low-carbon supply option, with their business electricity contract.

Why? To protect or even improve their standing with clients, customers and investors. From industry bodies to the general public, as people become more carbon-literate, they expect businesses to behave more responsibly. 

So construction companies are cutting carbon to comply with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Manufacturers are cutting carbon to pass on lower emissions to large businesses that track their supply chain emissions (technically called Scope 3).

Retailers are cutting carbon to improve their appeal to ethical shoppers. 

Considering how quick and easy it is to switch to a low-carbon electricity supply, you might not expect it to make much of a dent in your company’s carbon footprint. But electricity use accounts for a significant chunk of most companies’ direct emissions. 

And now that modern carbon reporting standards reflect your company’s choice of electricity supply as well as your grid connection, switching supply can slash your emissions at a stroke.

Of course, a low-carbon supply doesn’t let anyone off the hook for improving their energy efficiency. Cutting energy consumption should still be your long-term goal. But switching supply can give you a flying start.

Here’s more music for your FD’s ears. With Blue, you can secure a low-carbon electricity supply for the same price as our standard supply. 

Fancy low carbon emissions for the same price? Ask us for a quote.

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