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Many companies have been working to reduce their carbon emissions over recent years. Ignoring the environmental benefits, being green makes excellent business sense in terms of reducing costs and meeting customer expectations. However, until now the drive has been purely optional. Starting next year, this will no longer be the case, as new legislation is being introduced that is intended to make carbon reduction a priority. Under the terms of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) around 10,000 large organisations will need to buy carbon allowances to cover their carbon emissions. At the end of each year, the companies in the scheme will receive either a bonus or a penalty based on how well they have performed. Currently, the scheme will affect only larger organisations - roughly speaking, those companies with an annual electricity bill of more than £500,000 a year in the UK.

We have written a short article to discuss what you can do to make a difference, including understanding your carbon footprint, growing in a green way, and changing the way you work

Read the full article: Green compliance