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Becoming a FutureTracker - a step-by-step guide

In 2022, 78% of Fortune Global 500 companies based in Europe, including the UK, delivered a significant climate milestone or were publicly committed to do so by 2030, an increase of seven percentage points compared with 2021. If you're committed to a better future but aren't sure where to start, becoming a FutureTracker is the ideal first step, and it's simple to do.

We've helped organisations of all sizes from a range of business sectors achieve their individual sustainability goals. With FutureTracker, you can easily join the growing list of businesses committed to reducing their environmental impact.

Here are your next steps:


Once you sign up, we'll assign your very own sustainability expert from our team of specialists. Your assigned expert will be with you every step of the way to make sure you and your business are getting the most out of the platform and are using it in the best way to achieve your individual objectives. Our team of experts has extensive experience working with businesses across various sectors and sizes, ensuring they have the right knowledge and tools to help you on your sustainability journey.

Getting to know you

Your assigned expert will meet with you and your team to gain a full understanding of what your business does, how it works, what your company values are, and, most importantly, your sustainability goals and objectives. Our experts understand that every business is unique and a sustainability journey is not one size fits all, so they will tailor their approach to meet your specific needs. They'll train you and your team on how to use the platform and be available to offer help and support throughout the entire process.

Get measuring

Before you can track progress, you need to know where you are right now. With the platform's inbuilt measuring tool, you can calculate your current carbon footprint with ease. The tool guides you through the process, including the type of data you need to collect and how to collect it. It’s flexible and can be used across a wide range of businesses, regardless of your area of activity.

As you enter the data, your emissions are calculated right before your eyes, allowing you to get the best picture of where your emissions come from and in what quantities.

Accuracy is key

Your assigned expert will be on hand to review the data you have submitted. This is a key part of the process to ensure that your detailed footprint report is wholly accurate. That way, you’ll have a clear picture of where your emissions come from, and be able to compare your performance against companies of similar size and industry.

Your personalised report will include informative graphs and charts, breaking down your emissions into something that all members of your organisation can understand. This data is crucial for identifying the areas where your business is emitting the most and where there is the greatest potential for improvement.

Set targets

Once you have a clear understanding of your carbon footprint and where your emissions come from, it’s time to set targets. Whether you have an ambitious target of achieving net-zero emissions or want to start small, FutureTracker can help. The platform's targets and commitments module will guide you through the process and prompt you to consider different sustainability goals that you and your team might want to achieve.

Setting targets is a crucial step in your sustainability journey as it provides a clear roadmap for your organisation to follow. It helps to keep everyone on the same page and focused on the same goals. By setting targets, you can measure your progress and ensure that your sustainability efforts are having the desired impact.

Action planning

Now that you have set your sustainability goals, it’s time to create an action plan. The platform includes an extensive library of data-driven sustainability initiatives that you can use to reduce your emissions. With FutureTracker, you’re able to put detailed plans in place, assign tasks to team members, and set deadlines for each stage.

Don’t stop

Your commitment to a better future is an ongoing process. Once you have completed initiatives, introduced changes, and put plans in place, it’s time to remeasure your footprint to understand the impact your actions are having.

Remeasuring your carbon footprint is an essential step in the sustainability journey as it allows you to track progress and identify areas where you can make further improvements. It is also an opportunity to celebrate your successes and to communicate your achievements to your stakeholders.

Shout about it

Once you have become a FutureTracker, you will have received your “FutureTracker” branding kit which you can use to showcase and communicate your new commitment to sustainability across your website, social media, and on other platforms. This is a positive message to communicate to customers, future employees, and other stakeholders.

By showcasing your commitment to sustainability, you can differentiate yourself from your competitors and demonstrate your willingness to take a leadership position on this important issue. It can also help you to attract customers and employees who share your values and are looking for businesses that are committed to creating a more sustainable future.

Becoming a FutureTracker is a great way to launch or boost your sustainability journey. With our platform, you'll have access to industry-leading sustainability tools that will help you measure, manage, understand, report, and reduce your carbon emissions. Our team of sustainability experts will guide you through every step of the process, from measuring your carbon footprint to setting targets and action planning.

And to make it even easier for you to get started, we also offer a sustainability self-assessment quiz. This quiz will provide you with instant feedback and actionable insights that will help you understand what’s needed to improve your environmental impact. So why not take the first step towards a more sustainable future today and give it a go?

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