Reducing the risk of the Targeted Charging Review
In this constantly changing and challenging economic landscape, independent businesses are looking to reduce their costs whilst at the same time make more money. With that in mind, here’s why a move to renewable energy could not only help you save money but provide you with more opportunities and help you win more business.
Customers want to buy green
A recent Unilever study found:
- Consumers “would actively choose brands if they made their sustainability credentials clearer on their packaging and in their marketing”
- 1/3 of consumers are now buying from brands based on their social and environmental impact.
That’s a potential £860bn market available to brands who show off their green credentials1!
The RE100, a group of leading companies across multiple sectors, such as Apple, Facebook, Ikea, Kellogg’s, Lego, M&S and BMW, have all committed to being powered by 100% renewable electricity. In 2017, Capgemini found:
- globally, RE100 companies are financially more profitable than their competitors in each sector”2.
These businesses are clearly onto something if they are outperforming competitors in each sector. But you don’t have to be the size of an RE100 member to benefit from a zero carbon supply.
You can't afford to get left behind
If you’re an independent or smaller company, being powered by renewable energy could give you the competitive edge to be part of other businesses’ supply chains.
The RE100 and other large companies are now looking at their Scope 3 – their Supply Chain's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and want to ensure their suppliers have strong sustainability credentials.
A simple switch to zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity can help differentiate yourselves from competitors in tenders and become part of large companies’ supply chain, all whilst addressing 1 of the 19 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (Clean Electricity) at the same time!
You can still cut costs
As costs continue to be driven down, a renewable energy supply just makes financial sense. Solar and Wind energy is already cheaper than electricity from 60% of coal plants and will very soon be cheaper than every coal plant around the world3. Plus, with our competitive prices here at Bryt Energy, you can help save the planet without paying the earth!
Be aware of what you’re buying
Not all ‘green energy’ is created equal and, if your supplier is offering a low carbon product, it is worth checking the fuel mix behind the supply. For example:
- Nuclear generation is often quoted as ‘green’ and ‘low carbon’, but it comes from a finite resource and produces radioactive waste.
- Bioenergy is classed as ‘renewable’ but requires combustion to generate electricity and is linked to an increased carbon production.
At Bryt Energy, we only supply zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity, sourced solely from Wind, Hydro and Solar power.
So, if you are looking into your electricity supply in 2020, get an online quote today. With our one working day turnaround, it’s never been easier to switch to a zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity supply and win more business along the way.
3. The Guardian