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What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is a calculation of the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by an organisation or company. This is typically calculated and reported over a period of 12 months. What often makes a carbon footprint complicated is defining the boundaries of the audit. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides the guidance to assist … Continued

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Is your offering just another carbon calculator?

The Carbon Report is definitely not just another online carbon footprint calculator. Carbon calculators are designed to calculate the carbon emissions of common business and personal activities. Often these are based on factors that are not relevant to your geography and the results obtained lack credibility in respect of source. They also don’t produce a … Continued

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Can I use The Carbon Report for the CRC?

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is a mandatory carbon emissions trading scheme for all organisations in the United Kingdom using more than 6000MWh of electricity per year, equivalent to an energy bill of more GBP500 000 per annum. The policy has been developed with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and is aligned … 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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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