BEgin Net Zero


The first step to a more sustainable business

BEgin Net Zero surveys your business to define your current carbon footprint and provide recommendations to reduce it.

This voluntary carbon audit helps you reduce emissions in line with science based targets and provides your business with a recognised sustainability accreditation.  Your report certifies your progress towards the future Net Zero Standard, aligned with the UNFCCC Race to Zero. 

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What is it?

It’s a voluntary audit of your greenhouse gas usage which produces a report.  The report tells you how much carbon your business uses annually and sets out high level recommendations to reduce this.

A BEgin Net Zero Audit  is externally accredited by a third party aligned to the UN Race to Zero (UNFCCC).

Who’s it for?

This audit is perfect for small businesses looking to start their journey to net zero.  BEgin Net Zero allows you to understand your current carbon footprint and helps you begin to plan future reductions.

What are the benefits?

Your business will be able to demonstrate a realistic and effective green agenda with a targeted carbon reduction campaign.  You’ll find you can:

  • Take an affordable first step to net zero
  • Improve sustainability practice across the business
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Save money
  • Better attract customers, employees and investors
  • Retain talent
  • Boost CSR or ESG credentials
  • Mitigate future risks associated with climate change such as policy changes or carbon taxes

Demonstrate Future Net Zero Standard Accreditation

How does it work?

We’ve designed the audit process to be as quick and easy to complete as possible.  The report is entirely data driven so we’ll send you a survey with the data points we need.  You can either choose to fill this in, or simply send us the raw data for us to figure out for you.

We’ll be asking you for information about things like utility bills, business travel, commuting, fuel consumed, waste management and goods and services you procure.  If you don’t have the figures to hand, we can extract the data we need from your bills, invoices or contracts.

Within a month, you’ll then receive a 13-15 page report, which is complaint with UK Government legislation, outlining your annual carbon usage with high level recommendations for change, and a matrix of straightforward carbon savings to consider.

Certification should be done annually, so during the following 12 months, try to put some of the suggestions into practice and see how your carbon use reduces in the next audit.

Interested to find out more?

If you’re finding it hard to implement the changes we recommend, you might want to consider our next level service: BEcome Net Zero.  This provides a more targeted plan, specific to your business challenges and goals, plus extra support from our team to manage the change.

“The report that Balanced Energy presented to us was comprehensive but easily understood and allowed us to identify clear, strategic goals across all three scoped areas of measurement.”

Terry Harris
Head of Estates at Taunton School