Enexus partners with Eden Reforestation Projects to mitigate climate change
Enexus Energy has partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to help fight climate change and alleviate poverty worldwide.
What is Eden Reforestation Projects’ mission?
The nonprofit organisation works with local communities to restore forests on a massive scale, thereby creating jobs, protecting ecosystems and helping to mitigate climate change.
Eden Reforestation Projects works in developing countries to rebuild natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation. Eden works directly with villages and communities suffering from extreme poverty resulting from the deforestation and destruction of the land that sustains them.
Eden has so far produced, planted and protected over 830 million trees worldwide.
How is Enexus Energy helping Eden to tackle climate change?
As a Seed Level Partner, Enexus has committed to planting trees on behalf of our clients for each point of sale and service provided, to contribute toward our corporate social responsibility.
Enexus first partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects in February 2021 and has since funded the plantation of 6,500 trees.
How can small businesses reduce their carbon footprint and transition to ‘net zero’?
Alongside supporting organisations such as Eden, there are a number of ways that small businesses can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint.
The British Business Bank’s ‘Smaller businesses and the transition to net zero report’, published in October 2021, found that smaller businesses account for half of the total emissions from UK firms.
Nearly half (45%) believe, however, that a reduction in their carbon emissions will not make a significant difference to the environment and almost three in four (72%) believe large corporations are responsible for most of the business carbon emissions in the UK.
Just 5% of smaller businesses say reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact is their number one priority for 2022. More than a third (35%) cited costs as a barrier to reducing their carbon emissions, particularly upfront capital costs (21%).
So far, 11% of the smaller business population – equating to around 700,000 businesses in the UK – have accessed external finance, in the form of loans or equity, to support ‘net zero’ actions, with 22% – equivalent to around 1.3 million businesses – saying they are prepared to access external finance to support ‘net zero’ actions in the next five years.
To help your company achieve its CSR and net zero commitments, you can partner with Eden Reforestation Projects to fight climate change, or reach out to the team at Enexus Energy for support with carbon reduction and going ‘netzero’.