Public perception is a big contributing factor when it comes to businesses' sustainability efforts, especially concerning climate change. As we acknowledge the urgent need for eco-conscious choices, biomass wood fuel emerges as a key player in this transformative journey. 

While some might wonder about the global impact of their individual actions compared to the overwhelming amount of environmental challenges the world faces, it's essential to recognize the collective strength of small changes.

Boosting the local economy

Sustainable forestry practices, coupled with the demand for wood fuel, create jobs, stimulate growth, and help communities thrive. It's a holistic approach to sustainability that doesn't just save money but contributes to the well-being of the regions where biomass is sourced.

Corporate social responsibility

When organisations use biomass wood fuel it isn't just about being environmentally conscious, it's also a way for organizations to showcase their commitment to corporate social responsibility. By making the switch, companies not only contribute to cleaner air and a healthier planet but also gain a valuable marketing advantage.

This transparent and responsible approach to energy sourcing fosters trust and goodwill among customers, ultimately enhancing an organization's brand image.

Biomass wood fuel embodies a socially sustainable solution to combat climate change. By opting for this renewable energy source, businesses are not only reducing their carbon footprint but also aligning with the growing societal expectations of responsible environmental stewardship. 

Socially sustainable choices, when embraced collectively, can foster a global shift towards a greener, more sustainable future. So, while it might seem like a small step, choosing biomass wood fuel is a powerful way to be part of a larger, positive change for our world.

How to achieve ESG targets by switching to renewable wood energy?

Industrial processes currently fuelled by fossil fuels will be required to transition to sustainable, renewable, low-emission sources of energy by 2050. Biomass wood energy fits this brief, as a zero-emissions renewable fuel, produced from sustainable and plentiful local resources.

In New Zealand, emissions from heat and industrial processes account for around 15% of New Zealand’s gross greenhouse gases. The Productivity Commission’s Low Emissions Economy report found “rising emissions prices will be central to driving emissions-reducing investments in industrial heat processes”. It also recommended the promotion of initiatives to encourage, promote, and support the use of low-emissions energy sources.

EECA have initiated a plan to improve the energy efficiency of using process heat and increase the amount of renewable energy used to supply it. It aims to lower energy-related carbon emissions across New Zealand, improve air quality and demonstrate the cost and benefits of wood-fuelled boilers using local wood resources. 

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  • As a society we are more aware of the damaging effects fossil fuels have on the environment. There is, however, an opportunity to replace these fuels with a more sustainable option to reduce the effects of climate change
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