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Net Zero

Supporting You on Your Journey to Net Zero

 

What is Net Zero?

Net Zero is achieved when the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere by human activities is balanced by removing the same amount through human endeavour over a specified period.

Supporting the transition to Net Zero

Cities and corporations around the globe are setting targets to radically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to control climate change. These targets and commitments often align with a desire to achieve Net Zero emissions by a certain date in the future.

Achieving Net Zero requires coordinated action touching on many aspects of the organisation. What may seem daunting can be broken down into strategic and manageable pathways for transformation.

5 stages to net zero

What do you need to do to reach Net Zero?

To reach the desired Net Zero goal, organisations and cities need to undertake a transformation to move from understanding the risks associated with their current and future footprint to seeking the investment and innovation needed to enact real change.

Net Zero Strategic Framework

Underpinning our approach, our strategic framework focuses on four key interconnecting strategies to turn those risks into investment plans and directions of travel.

Discover our approach to net zero

Our Approach: Supporting you on the Journey to Net Zero

From Transition to Transformation – Five Stages to Drive Sustainable Performance

As the world moves towards a Net Zero future, our approach unlocks the opportunities and reduces the risks associated with climate change, for businesses, cities, governments and other organisations.

Discover the stages of our approach to Net Zero below

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Our Net Zero Approach

From Transition to Transformation – Five Stages to Drive Sustainable Performance

Understand your Climate Risk

Climate change risks are both physical and linked to the changes that societies and economy will be undergoing as we adapt to the realities of a warmer, net zero world. Our analytical approach helps to identify where these risks lie.

 

Understand your Current & Future Footprint

Each decision an organisation takes will impact both current and future emissions. We start with measuring your existing footprint, then identify the likely source of future emissions within your growth plans.

Develop Net Zero Strategies

From avoiding future emissions to reducing current greenhouse gases through energy efficiency, renewable energy and circularity, making investments and using innovation to drive the organisation forward, our solutions experts help create the optimum blend of connected strategies based on your needs.

Implement Value Chain Reductions

All organisations are part of a connected network who share the risks and opportunities associated with moving towards a net-zero world. Implementing the strategies that deliver sustainable performance will reach many parts of your network, both internally across business functions, as well as externally with supply chain and customers.

 

Balance Your Carbon Budget

As your reduction plans are underway, tackle the unavoidable, residual emissions through investing in climate solutions that seek to remove carbon from the atmosphere and benefit societies and people.

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The Anthesis Team’s deep expertise in corporate greenhouse gas management and goal-setting has been incredibly valuable to advancing our science-based climate actions.

Jaxon Love
Global Environmental Sustainability Lead, PayPal

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We partnered with industry expert Anthesis to ensure we could meet the rigorous requirements of an SBTi-approved goal for Scope 3 emissions. With Anthesis’ guidance, we were able to footprint our current Scope 3 impact as well as model out all the underlying initiatives and activities that will help us achieve our 2030 target.


Former VP of Corporate Responsibility, Target

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While I have worked with a handful of leading consultancies on a variety of projects, the Anthesis team has honestly provided the most value to me and our business. They provide an outstanding level of service that is focused around problem solving, collaboration and building capacity, something few other consultants truly can deliver upon.

Emilio Tenuta
SVP for Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab

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Anthesis has been instrumental in helping us quantify our carbon footprint and understand where our biggest opportunities lie over the years. This long-term support has allowed us to reach carbon neutrality and maintain our status as the UK’s most ethical water brand – an essential part of what Belu stands for.

Nolan Wright
Head of Operations, Belu Water

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Aritzia initially worked with Anthesis to set our environment baseline – which highlighted the areas to focus on in our sustainability strategy. Part of this process included using RiskHorizon™ to assess where and what the likely risks are in our raw material supply chains. We look forward to continuing collaborating with the apparel team to support our objectives.


Corporate Responsibility Director, Aritzia

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How to Net Zero

You’re committed to a Net Zero transition for your business, but how do you make it happen?

Driven by a call from investors to take action on climate change, many large companies are making commitments to transition to Net Zero. But to achieve this, they need a coordinated Net Zero roadmap that drives change throughout the organisation and its supply chain. There’s lots of talk on the subject of Net Zero planning but a lack of detailed understanding on how to define and embed the change needed; hence this is the focus.

Understanding Your Emissions

Understanding your emissions is central to being able to take any action towards a lower-carbon future. However for many, getting to grips with what your emissions are and how they can be reduced or avoided is a difficult task.

The Science Based Target Initiative provides guiding principles to standardise corporate net zero targets to align with global climate goals, which can be harnessed to better understand emissions reductions opportunities.

Other organisations such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and WRI are working towards alternative standardisations that can be utilised in managing your carbon impact.

Learn more about Science Based Target Setting

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