A carbon footprint is the calculation of the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by your organisation or company. This is typically calculated and reported over a period of 12 months.
Measuring and reporting your carbon emissions is for many a daunting and complex process. It requires the right skills, expertise and time, all of which come at significant cost if sourced internally. Furthermore, interpreting your business data and applying the correct emissions factors to calculate your footprint requires a thorough understanding of carbon footprint accounting, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, ISO 14064-1 or other carbon reporting standard.
How can we assist you?
The Carbon Report leverages internally developed technology to help organisations of varying complexity report and manage their carbon footprint. Our consultants have been trained by the GHG Management Institute in the US and we are members of both The Carbon Protocol of South Africa as well as the Climate Standard.
Our approach is consultative and includes the following activities which are critical in ensuring a quality deliverable at the end of the engagement:
- We work with you to define the boundaries of the audit
- We identify all sources of emissions data relevant to the footprint
- We validate emissions source data
- We quantify emissions based on global best practice
Ultimately we produce a report which can be used for engagement with relevant stakeholders.
We believe passionately that understanding your carbon footprint is the first step on the road to sustainability. Your carbon footprint is the starting point for an emissions reduction plan which in turn will lead to bottom line cost reductions.
Measuring your carbon footprint is an important first step in embarking upon a low carbon strategy. It acts as a baseline or yardstick from which to measure the success of your carbon and energy reduction initiatives. With pending carbon tax, procurement pressures and increasing tender requirements, quantifying your carbon footprint is a must for progressive organisations.
Regulatory and Programme Reporting
Based on our knowledge of your footprint, we are also able to provide services in assisting you with your voluntary and/or regulatory reporting requirements. For example we can assist with your Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reporting, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as well as the Sustainability Reporting Index (SRI) on the JSE.
The Carbon Report consultants have the tools and expertise to help you build and report your company’s carbon footprint. Call us on +27 (0)21 403 6411 or drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.