“Forget about net zero, we need real zero”. Those were the strong words of the teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg as she spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In her passionate speech, Greta tells world leaders that fiddling around with numbers will not be enough to stop the damage being done to the environment by governments and large cooperations.

This tackles the passive mindset held by some people in powerful positions that all they need to do is offset their emissions by either paying for carbon credits or by meeting a tree planting quota in order to cancel out their impact on the environment.

We’re currently undergoing a shift away from tacit cooperate social responsibility, towards a culture where business leaders are now actively looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

Gone are the days where meeting environmental goals was just an afterthought ‘tick-box’ exercise, it’s now at the forefront of business strategies across the world.

It’s become something that customers and clients look for when deciding whom to go into business with. This is because it shows a deeper level of concern and care for their impact on the environment, which might just be the winning factor when trying to win over a client.

The question then becomes – “how can I easily demonstrate my concern for the environment?”.

This is where solar panels are the perfect solution. Not only can you establish independence from grid electricity prices whilst also seeing swift returns from your investment, but also it’s the best way to effortlessly showcase your efforts towards limiting your environmental impact.

Ultimately, it’s not about changing figures on a spreadsheet to meet targets, we need real net zero; something tangible, something that you can see and touch, the difference with solar panels when compared to other energy saving methods such as insulation, energy saving lights and optimised motor controls is that PV panels are something you can see can easily see and demonstrate to your clients on a daily basis.

The winners of this chaotic economic environment are the ones that lead the way in their marketplace, what better way to do just that than by investing in methods to protect the planet for forthcoming generations whilst reducing your business energy costs and providing more stable energy sources for the future.

If you’re looking to make your business more environmentally sustainable, don’t hesitate to get in touch today!