Energy + Environment
Climate neutrality is more relevant for Austrian companies than ever before! This is because Austria has announced a national CO2 pricing system and the government has set itself the target of becoming climate neutral by 2040. These decisions will have substantial implications for companies all over the country and require transformation.
Climate neutral companies and products
For Austria to meet its climate targets, it must decarbonise its industry. Introducing CO2 prices is an essential step along the way. At present, there are 64 different CO2 pricing mechanisms in effect worldwide. Germany launched its own system in 2021 with a starting price of 25 EUR per ton of CO2 (with an annual increase of 5 EUR). Austria will adopt a similar approach in 2022.
Companies often need several years to switch to new products or to transform their business models. Becoming climate neutral is no different. That is why it is important to prepare for the new legal requirements in advance and to approach the topic of climate protection management holistically. Now it’s time to start thinking about the steps your company must take to become climate neutral.
Achieving climate targets
The effects of the climate crisis are being felt worldwide, causing enormous damage every year. Our society must cope with the most comprehensive transformation process in history – and time is running out.
In December 2020, the European Union announced a new climate target: To reduce at least 55 percent of greenhouse gases by 2030 (compared to the level in 1990) and to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. This transformation will take place in the framework of the European Green Deal, the EU’s new growth strategy, which form the backbone of Europe’s sustainability efforts. It is an integral part of the EU’s strategy for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for achieving the Paris climate goal (1,5-degree target).
Companies must prepare for disruptive transformative challenges. Existing management systems and corporate strategies must be adapted accordingly and made fit for the future with integrated climate protection strategies. ConPlusUltra can provide support in designing and accompanying you along this path. Our company has many years of experience in carrying out corporate energy and carbon footprint assessments as well as in implementing environmental and energy management systems. We can also provide support in developing decarbonization projects. In recent years, our employees have advised more than 50 industry, commerce and trade actors as well as health care, energy and transport service providers on these topics.
CO2 footprint for companies
ConPlusUltra can advise your company on identifying key challenges in advancing climate strategies and will accompany you step by step on the path towards climate neutrality.
CO2 footprint for products
It is becoming increasingly relevant for customers, consumers or shareholders to know the environmental impact of the products or services they use. A CO2 footprint for products (Product Carbon Footprint) identifies the impact they have on climate change along the entire value chain.
Climate protection strategy
For many companies the pathway to climate neutrality is complex and still unclear. In addition to the identification of risks, it is also important to assess the opportunities that sustainable, decarbonized production harbour. This is achieved through a climate protection strategy at the corporate level.