The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce provides administration support for the Businesses for Climate Action. This not-for-profit organisation is run by a number of volunteer business people who are passionate about seeing the region's businesses reduce their carbon emissions. They hold regular workshops on how to measure your carbon footprint. For more information, go to their website, HERE.
As the NZ economy moves towards ‘net zero emissions’ and people become more aware of climate issues, understanding your carbon footprint will be essential. Your customers and suppliers could require this, and your employees and future generations will expect and appreciate it. And the sooner you start, the earlier you could benefit: for example, by cutting waste and fuel costs, by making better long-term decisions, and demonstrating leadership. Climate change is not just an environmental issue, it’s now a vital business issue, presenting opportunities as well as risks.
Many businesses, regionally and nationally, are seeing benefits from measurement and carbon neutrality. These include SMEs through to major main-stream businesses such as The Warehouse, NZ’s largest retailer.