Boosting sustainability credentials for a business is not just an exercise in compliance, or an opportunity to enhance reputation, it is a real chance for organisations to play their part in helping us all on our journey to a low carbon transition. Like investing in other areas of a business such as resources, technology, security – the area of sustainability is no different.
Sustainability is also a central element to public and private procurement. In all parts of a business supply chain today whether that is tendering for a public sector contract, or supplying a manufacturing company, your sustainability credentials are vital to your value proposition.
The idea of embracing sustainability is easier said than done for businesses and that is why it is important businesses work with their energy suppliers to ensure they can meet their sustainability commitments and needs.
A key part of this conversation needs to be around technology in the energy sector. If a business can better understand their energy usage and consumption data, they can make smarter choices and reduce overall usage and costs.
Collaborating and providing support to business customers is a key element of Electric Ireland’s strategy in leading the transition to a low-carbon future. Electric Ireland has been able to deliver on this through Business Online, our platform which provides a range of online services to help businesses manage their energy information and opt for paperless billing.
Through Business Online, small and medium sized businesses can also avail of SME Premium Insights which offers businesses greater control and provides personal recommendations on how to optimise energy usage and reduce energy bills.
We would encourage businesses to embrace technology and understand better how they can make small steps to a low carbon future. Partnering with energy experts and learning more about how operations consume energy are essential for businesses on this journey.
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