The Global Network for Zero (GNFZ) has unveiled a platform that enables individuals and organisations to expedite their net zero commitments.
The platform offers support to GNFZ network members, helping them to them evaluate and calculate their emissions, devise strategies, and obtain certified recognition for their net zero accomplishments. By providing third-party certifications, the platform ensures the credibility of net zero efforts and promotes transparency.
According to GNFZ co-founders Mahesh Ramanujam and Sarah Merricks, “Our platform, built on extensive experience, market knowledge, and data-driven decision-making, will pave the way for a transformative shift towards a zero-emissions world, positively impacting millions of lives and enhancing their quality of life. Our net zero certification can be applied across various sectors, industries, and economies, aiding businesses in achieving their climate objectives.”
Initially, GNFZ’s platform will concentrate on buildings, specifically existing structures which have historically faced obstacles in decarbonisation and account for nearly 40% of global emissions.
The certification ensures that all existing buildings can establish an incremental roadmap towards achieving net zero, and future releases of the platform will broaden in scope, providing net zero certifications for organisational operations, supply chains, fleets, products, processes, assets, and more.
Through the platform, members can work with partners to build and implement their decarbonisation strategies and can choose the standards, methods, or frameworks that best suit their needs.
GNFZ has already collaborated with numerous projects in key markets, including Shree Ramkrishna Exports (SRK Exports), a founding GNFZ member and diamond crafting company, valued at over $1.8 billion (£1.5bn).
“Decarbonisation is the crown jewel of our efforts, and our collaboration with GNFZ has enabled us to accelerate our net zero targets,” said Govind Dholakia, founder and chairman at SRK. “By joining forces with GNFZ, we have successfully calculated our emissions and are on track to obtain net zero certification for our flagship facilities, SRK House and SRK Empire, by 2024—six years ahead of our initial commitment. I am confident that this achievement will inspire unprecedented engagement in decarbonisation efforts.”
According to GNFZ, it plans to continually expand its network by recruiting industry experts as members, advisors, partners, and reviewers.
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?