When it comes to business energy, we’re experts at getting the best deal at the best price for your company. But have you considered the benefits of sourcing clean energy for your business?
Recent research documented by smallbusiness.co.uk found that more than 40% of people believe that businesses should be sourcing clean energy from renewable sources. The social responsibility and reputation element is clean here – people put more trust and value on businesses which are using or switching to renewable sources.
This is of course in addition to the benefit of making your business more environmentally friendly. As with recycling initiatives and consumption reduction, switching to cleaner energy is another way to minimise the carbon footprint of your business.
What’s the problem?
In terms of greener energy, consumers have been switching to greener suppliers for years. With more options for domestic energy, it’s been an easier transition for consumers than for businesses, who have not always enjoyed the same variety of tariffs. This is in part due to less choice from suppliers, and also in part due to the usage requirements of some organisations.
The UK government provides businesses with incentives to be more environmentally friendly, and they have also devised taxes and compliance measurements which means businesses have to focus more on meeting green energy targets. Whilst incentives are a good thing, the pressure of finding the right supply to meet compliance whilst keeping costs down can be tricky for businesses.
Many business suppliers do offer green alternatives, and there are specific suppliers out there which only greener energy. For a lot of organisations, particularly smaller businesses, this can simply make the task of procuring energy a more laborious one. This is where a cost consultancy such as ourselves can help. As experts in the industry, we have over 20 years’ experience providing businesses with energy to match their needs. This includes renewable energy and ensuring compliance is met in terms of government initiatives.
If you want to find out more about how your business can switch to cleaner energy, or to find out if you can save on your current supply please get in touch.