A carbon footprint is the sum of the GHGs (greenhouse gases) that are emitted from your everyday life, or from business operations. GHGs contribute to global warming by absorbing infrared radiation, which leads to climate change and the earth’s temperature rising.
There are many benefits of reducing your carbon footprint. The main one being mitigating the impacts of global warming and climate change and contributing towards the race to net zero.
Your business reducing your emissions will give you a competitive advantage within your industry, alongside demonstrating to your consumers and suppliers that you are taking accountability for the emissions your operations produce.
If our carbon footprints remain how they are, ocean temperature will continue to increase, sea levels will continue to rise and ecosystems both at sea and in land will be destroyed, and we will see an increased occurrence of destructive weather events – like hurricanes, cyclones, droughts and floods.
Many countries are already experiencing more frequent droughts, and this has had a significant effect on the well-being of people who live here.