Carbon footprint

Carbon footprint

Every company that takes climate action seriously should closely examine the carbon footprint of its organization and individual products. This forms the foundation of a carbon dioxide emissions management plan, providing a clear insight into greenhouse gas emissions, highlighting carbon hotspots within your company, and setting goals to reduce your climate impact.

What is a carbon footprint?

Carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, generated by our actions.
The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, which is one of the highest rates in the world. Globally, the average carbon footprint is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2-degree Celsius global temperature rise, the average global carbon footprint must drop below 2 tons per year by 2050.

Advantages of determining the carbon footprint

  • Effectively manage carbon and energy
  • Save on operational costs and reduce environmental impact
  • Demonstrate Your environmental credentials
  • Enhance Your market reputation
  • Meet growing supply chain tender requirements
  • Achieve positive PR and create marketing opportunities
  • Motivate Your employees
  • Collaborate with customers, shareholders, and other stakeholders

The scopes of carbon footprint assessment

We can assist you in measuring carbon emissions within the scope of 1, 2, and 3 in your company in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). They are defined as follows:

  1. Direct emissions (greenhouse gases) originate from sources that are owned or controlled by the company, such as emissions from combustion in company-owned or controlled boilers, furnaces, vehicles, etc.
  2. Includes emissions (greenhouse gases) from the production of purchased energy consumed by the company (electricity, natural gas).
  3. These are a result of the company’s activities but from sources that are not owned or controlled by the company. Scope 3 actions encompass a wide range throughout the company’s value chain, including raw materials, logistics, business travel, and the commute of employees to work. This category often accounts for a significant portion of your company’s overall carbon footprint.

Create the future with us

We believe that carbon dioxide emissions accounting will soon become as ubiquitous as financial accounting – if reporting greenhouse gas emissions is not mandatory yet, it will be soon. What’s exciting about measuring your company’s carbon footprint is how these results can serve as the foundation for an ambitious climate action plan. Calculating a baseline year is a prerequisite for developing a climate action strategy, setting science-based targets, and a plan for achieving zero carbon emissions.

Contact with us

You don’t know where to start when calculating your carbon footprint, or you need comprehensive support in determining it. You’re in the right place – our team will assist you in conducting an analysis of your company’s and product’s carbon footprint and then provide you with tools for managing and reducing carbon dioxide emissions to the environment.

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