Guide to business climate action
Step 3: Assess your impact
In order to improve your energy and environmental performance, you must first understand where you are starting. You may already have data sources for some indicators such as utility bills or financial statements. If not, you should begin collecting and storing this data.
Next, establish targets and timelines for improvement. Target setting is a proven method for driving action, and timelines ensure that momentum towards your goals is not lost. Your targets should be quantified, time-bound, and ambitious yet attainable.
These tools and resources will help you assess and benchmark your performance in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and other indicators of your environmental performance.