1. Measuring emissions
Measuring is one of the five pathways of the Glasgow Declaration of Climate Action in Tourism and encourages hospitality and tourism businesses to measure all travel and tourism-related emissions.
Before you can reduce, it's vital to know where you are now. You need to have a starting point and map out your route to net zero. First look at the areas that will have the biggest benefit for your business and the environment, by increasing efficiency and reducing emissions.
Setting up a system to report your carbon emissions will go a long way to helping you manage and reduce them. A good understanding of your carbon footprint now will put you ahead of any future requirements for emissions reporting.
Calculating your own emissions can seem like a daunting task but it is manageable. Once you have mastered the basics, you will be able to report on your emission output for a range of sources.