Many companies have difficulties mapping out their scope 3 emissions and reporting them transparently. Even large companies and organisations are struggling with this, as a thorough analysis of the NewClimate Institute commissioned by Milieudefensie recently showed. Companies active in the oil sector seem to forget that the fuel they help to find and transport will also be … [Read more...]
How do you measure an organisation’s CO2 emissions?
Does your organisation want to reduce its CO2 footprint? Or perhaps even become CO2 neutral? Then you first need to know where you stand. In other words: measuring the CO2 emissions of your organization. Many organisations struggle with this. Because where do we start? And how do you actually measure the total amount of CO2 that an organisation produces? The short answer: just … [Read more...]
Green washing? Communicate about sustainability vs reputational damage
At Empact, we can be annoyed by people who repeatedly say that a sustainability claim is incorrect. Certainly, greenwashing is an issue that needs to be addressed. But if too many companies hide their green ambitions precisely because they fear being accused of greenwashing, opportunities for change are lost. After all, the sustainability transition is not a matter of right and … [Read more...]
Will the new Dutch Government make sustainable business easier?
The arrival of the new cabinet, comprising two physicists and a minister for Climate and Energy, offers prospects for a Netherlands in which we live together with more attention to nature. This does not only apply to the HR policy behind the new government team. The policy plans, which can be read in the coalition agreement, are in any case cause for hope for a sustainable … [Read more...]
The impact of COP26 on business
The Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26) was not the breakthrough many scientists and activists had hoped for. The agreements made are insufficient to combat dangerous climate change. On the other hand, important steps have been taken in the right direction. It has been agreed, among other things, that the worldwide consumption of coal must be reduced and a large number of … [Read more...]