Written by: Trade Interchange

Posted on: 21/01/22

Big Energy Saving Week 2022

Now we’re coming to the end of Big Energy Saving week 2022: did you manage to take action and reduce your energy usage this week? Big Energy Savings week involves looking at ways you can save energy, reduce your overall carbon footprint, and maybe save a few pounds in the process.

Big Energy Savings Week is a campaign created by the UK, Scottish and Welsh Governments with the intention of helping households reduce the level of energy used, as well as the environmental and financial issues that arise from overuse of energy, particularly energy that is wasted. With more people working from home, this has a great deal of relevance, as individual households are likely to be using more energy simply by being at home a great deal more than they would have before the pandemic.

Some actions which are suggested to be undertaken to reduce energy in your home, according to greenmatch includes:

• Turning off lights when leaving a room
• Unplugging devices when they aren’t in use
• Reducing water consumption
• Getting a smart meter

However, individual households aren’t the only people who need to look at reducing their carbon footprint. Many companies represented by the Food and Drink Federation, have signed up for the race to zero scheme, with the aim to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. To achieve these ambitious, but much-needed targets, companies will have to take larger action than simply turning off a light before leaving a room.

To achieve net-zero targets by 2040, companies will need to take wider action, and this will include collecting sustainability information from their suppliers, to assess the extent of their scope 2 and 3 emissions.

ARCUS® Supplier Information Management (SIM) allows companies to easily and efficiently collect accurate information from their suppliers, including sustainability information. Configurable questionnaires can be sent to and completed by suppliers directly, to ensure that companies are collecting all the supply base sustainability information they require.

Automated reminders sent to suppliers ensure that the information is up-to-date without having to spend large amounts of time chasing suppliers for information, and documents are scanned and verified at the point of upload using artificial intelligence to ensure compliance.

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