Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I establish the boundaries of my carbon audit?

When conducting a carbon audit, the GHG Protocol provides three different methods for companies to report emissions.  The options available are defined as follows: equity based financial control operational control. In most instances, unless legislation or an emissions trading scheme dictates otherwise, we recommend that companies should choose operational control approach for their carbon audit … Continued

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What standards and emissions factors are used?

The Carbon Report is based on the globally accepted Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard with the most updated and appropriate emissions factors available to us. The Carbon Report, powered by sustainableIT is a useful tool for all business in all geographies. If you do have any country specific requirements, please feel free to contact us … Continued

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Can my company use The Carbon Report?

The Carbon Report may be used by any company of any size and in almost any geography as the solution is based on the globally recognised, Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The solution manages the complexity of reporting your carbon emissions and can cater for complex corporate structures as well as equity based and control based reporting, … Continued

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What are the benefits of doing a carbon footprint?

The value of embracing a sustainable strategy is demonstrated through increased profitability, increased efficiencies, reduced cost, increased market share, and reduced business risk, both reputational and financial. However, you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Understanding your carbon footprint is the starting point to identify areas of the business where emissions, and hence costs, can … Continued

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Why is this relevant to South African companies?

Global warming and resulting climate change is attributed to an increase in greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. Although debate still rages as to the causes of this increase in greenhouse gas, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has stated a greater than 90% probability that the increases were anthropogenic, directly related to human … Continued

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What causes carbon emissions?

Usually we think of industry—of factories with smokestacks—when we consider the major sources of the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. Although that is correct offices and services based companies account for a surprisingly large part of the climate change problem. Lights, heating and cooling, computers, printers, copiers, business travel, and commuting are … Continued

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What is global warming?

Global warming and resulting climate change is attributed to an increase in greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. Although debate still rages as to the causes of this increase in greenhouse gas, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has stated a greater than 90% probability that the increases are anthropogenic, directly related to … Continued

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I don’t know which emissions to report? Can The Carbon Report help?

The Carbon Report has been designed for use by end users who have a very limited or even no understanding of how greenhouse gas and CO2 accounting operates. The way we do this is through extensive help that has been built into the application as well as telephonic support and advice that comes with your … Continued