Greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut by 50% by 2030 and drop to Net Zero by 2050. The time to act is now and we all have an important role to play. Your organization has the opportunity to lead for your employees, your customers, and your community by reducing your emissions with Verdis Group’s Net Zero Pathway.
How to Achieve Net Zero
Verdis Group is answering the call to accelerate climate action and advancing organizations’ need to navigate this complicated issue by developing the Net Zero Pathway. This three-step process will enable your business to set and achieve your decarbonization ambitions:
The first step in your Net Zero journey is to account for the emissions that your organization is responsible for. A greenhouse gas inventory should include both direct and indirect emissions, known as Scope 1, 2 and 3 under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
We work with you to identify which strategies can be implemented to reduce your emissions such as building efficiencies, renewable energies, supplier engagement, and many more. Targeted strategies will provide clarity on how and when emissions reduction can occur and allow your organization to set ambitious targets.
Our team of experts can work with your organization to facilitate and organize the implementation of the selected strategies, supported by the appropriate tools and processes, to meet your sustainability goals.
The right target for you
In the race to Net Zero, countries, cities, and organizations alike are rushing to set meaningful targets and achieve ambitious goals. However, the quality of the targets and the strategic plan that supports them must be scrutinized to ensure that they are realistic and actionable — not just words on paper. Here are the six principles that Verdis Group considers key in setting the right targets for your organization:
Your target must be in line with the climate science as defined by the SBTi.
In addition to long-term goals, interim targets must be set to support immediate action.
All meaningful greenhouse gas emissions from the value chain should be accounted for and addressed (Scope 1, 2 and 3).
Fully communicating the details of your greenhouse gas inventory and your Net Zero Pathway will ensure that stakeholders trust and buy into your efforts.
Reduction Before Neutralization
The first priority must be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the greatest extent possible, followed by exploring neutralization options such as carbon offsets.
Recognizing and directly addressing that climate change has a disproportionately negative impact on Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color.
Verdis Group’s Net Zero Pathway supplies your organization with the necessary expertise and tools to accelerate decarbonization efforts and set yourself apart as a climate leader. Reach out today to start your journey with us.