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The benefits of going green

Reducing the amount of energy used by a business will lead to a lower carbon footprint with less carbon emissions. Reducing carbon emissions will help the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The following video explains climate change in 60 seconds and how carbon emissions impact the environment:

The Council is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2032. Reducing carbon emissions is good for the environment, but it also offers opportunities for business' operations and processes.

Financial benefits

  • reduced energy bills
  • reduced exposure to future energy price rises
  • reducing waste as it will become more expensive to dispose of this in the future
  • improved cash flow
  • ability to win new contracts, especially with the public sector

Recruitment and people benefits

  • increased productivity
  • increased competitiveness
  • improved green credentials
  • attracting and retaining the right quality of staff
  • a more comfortable working environment

Environmental benefits

  • improvements to air quality
  • contributing to a reduced carbon footprint for the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees and wider benefits to society