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The choices we make in our day-to-day life and activities can leave a mark on the environment. We are aware of the pressing need to do what's best for the environment so that we can mitigate the effects of climate change. But it can be tough to know how exactly to reduce your carbon footprint. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to make a difference even if you’re just starting out. As more of us are returning back to working in the office, it is also important now more than ever to look into ways of minimising our carbon footprint at the workplace.

While reducing your carbon footprint can seem like a daunting task, it doesn't have to be. Small daily changes can lower your environmental impact and help fight climate change.

Join Senoko Energy on our #TakeCharge initiative to reduce carbon emissions, support renewable energy sources and encourage sustainable lifestyles. Each one of us have our part to play in the sustainability leap forward and we can do so by incorporating green habits into our daily lives.

Read on for helpful advice on how you can shrink your carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the planet.

What is carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere as a result of human activities. People, products and industries all have carbon footprints. Your personal footprint is the emissions from your daily activities and lifestyle such as transportation, the food you eat, the clothes you buy, and the waste you throw away.

The larger a footprint is, the more of an impact it has on the environment. On a larger economic scale, activities such as the burning of oil, coal and gas, as well as deforestation cause increased greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Other significant sources of carbon emissions come from electricity, transportation, agriculture, industrial, commercial and residential activities.

Senoko Energy play our part in lowering carbon emissions through upgrading our plant and proactively seeking to adhere to global ISO standards for power generation and evolving local standards by regulators. We achieve an annual abatement of 14,985 tCO2e / year, equivalent to offsetting 4,595 cars off the road.

Benefits of a smaller carbon footprint

It is crucial to reduce our carbon footprint so that we can combat global climate change, improve public health, boost global economy and maintain biodiversity. By cutting down on carbon emissions, we ensure there is cleaner air, water and food globally for the current and future generations.

Reducing carbon footprint has extensive benefits such as:

  • Reversing the impact of climate change. A drop in carbon emissions also has the added bonus of better overall air quality and clearer skies.
  • Healthier water supplies with better concentration of oxygen in rainwater, since greenhouse gas emissions raise air temperatures and lower rainfall levels.
  • Saving on overall costs by reducing energy usage and daily living or business operational expenses.
  • A drop in climate change related health issues with healthier air, water and food from lesser carbon emissions.


How to reduce carbon footprint at the workplace

As more of us are returning back to working in the office, it is also important now more than ever to look into ways of minimising our carbon footprint at the workplace. A key initiative is to create awareness of the need for a smaller carbon footprint and actionable steps to cut down on carbon emissions. 


Here are some further tips:

  1. Use energy-efficient office equipment and kitchen appliances. Look for climate-friendly indicators on the product itself or be sure to speak to your supplier who can further advise you on how certain products can cut carbon emissions.
    Shared transportation to work. Since personal vehicles are one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, consider carpooling or taking advantage of Singapore’s great public transport system to reduce your carbon footprint.
  2. Reduce office kitchen waste. Besides cutting down on personal food wastage, offices can provide reusable dishes and cutlery, and buy disposable items like napkins made of recycled materials.
  3. Minimise business travel. Carbon emissions from flights and road transportation add to the global carbon footprint, so whenever possible, try to use video conferencing and virtual technology for meetings, conferences and other events.
  4. The 3 Rs - Reduce, reuse, recycle. Go digital and reduce the need for paper products. Don’t print unless absolutely necessary. Reuse refurbished electronic devices and take time to create proper systems for recycling various paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and electronic products.
  5. Engage in carbon offsetting. As an organisation, you can pledge to or participate in programmes that are aligned with making a positive environment impact, such as tree planting.
  6. Partner with like-minded vendors. When you work with vendors in your supply chain who are also aligned with reducing their carbon footprint, you will have better access to sustainable products to support your business goals.
  7. Go green with renewable energy as it is one of the best ways to fight carbon emissions. Make the switch by speaking to your current utility company on their green energy options or switch to another energy supplier.

Power up with green energy

Take Charge and start your journey to a smaller carbon footprint with Senoko Energy. We aim to work together towards a better future for all. Some options we provide include optimising your energy usage with our smart energy solutions, and cleaner energy solutions for better sustainability and fewer carbon emissions. Speak to us today to reduce your carbon footprint with green energy.