The entry point into managing your carbon exposure is establishing and maintaining the carbon footprint of your company. This generally means that all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly and indirectly related to the companies’ activities (Scope 1, 2 and 3) will be determined, monitored and reported (internally or externally) on an annual basis. There are various protocols and level of detail in which emissions can be monitored.
EcoMetrix will calculate your carbon footprint in line with the GHG Protocol/ISO14064 and our process includes high level energy auditing of your premises. Our aim is the management of your entire carbon footprint and energy related data and if required we can integrate your data needs within a management system. Once you have a baseline you can begin to understand and quantify your related risks and opportunities. The reduction and mitigation strategies provided include viable solutions that work in line with your company strategy, adding sustainable and economic value, rather than a focus on just reducing carbon emissions.
Managing Carbon Performance – Periodically reviewing the Carbon Footprint
It is important to know where you company stands with respect to your competitors. Taking this as a starting point, one can determine the ambition level to which to improve your carbon performance and investigate reduction and mitigation options. This is the start of developing a carbon management strategy.
When using carbon footprinting as a tool in actively managing carbon performance on a regular basis, it becomes important to integrate carbon monitoring procedures into the organisations’ processes and IT systems. In this way the reporting burden is minimised and an increased insight is gained into the carbon intensity of different company activities and decisions made, for example, key company processes such as procurement, production, transport and sales, emission reduction projects