Corporate awareness of the reality of climate change and the impact of human activity on global warming goes back some twenty years. It was at this time that EpE members decided to take voluntary action towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

EpE member companies started out by measuring their emissions (see EpE publication entitled “Measuring and Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions”), then worked to identify initiatives easiest to implement and those that would have the best reduction potential.

This booklet is prepared to contribute to other businesses improving their knowledge and understanding of the best practices identified and implemented by EpE members, in order to speed up the reduction of global emissions, without hampering their competitiveness. The practices showcased here have intentionally been detailed so that they can be easier to adopt.