Start your journey to net-zero emissions
2022, and we are all under pressure to reduce our carbon emissions. While it’s been at the forefront of our minds over the years, it is now reaching an emergency state with worldwide leaders and climate change organisations working together and applying pressure to governments, countries, and companies to act. But where do you start?
Over the past 15 years, we’ve been on a journey to help businesses dispose of, reduce, and recycle their waste and increase sustainability. As part of this journey, we are now offering a new service that provides a path to help you identify, plan and reduce your carbon emissions. Our process is simple:
1. Consultation and planning – help you understand and plan
2. Measure your carbon emissions – collect the data and identify
3. Reduce your carbon emissions – ways to reduce your carbon emissions
4. Compensate your carbon emissions – offset your business footprint.
Helping you calculate your climate footprint including scope 3 supply chain emissions
Carbon emissions are identified under three scopes, it’s a way to categorise the different kinds of carbon emissions you create. An estimation of your carbon emissions under each scope will result in a “carbon footprint”. Therefore, a phased approach to identifying the company’s carbon emissions under each scope is recommended, with a short-term carbon-neutral goal, and a longer-term net zero carbon goal (based on delivery of a carbon reduction plan).
Establishing a baseline for your Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions will enable the business to understand the carbon impact associated with its energy use.
- Scope 1 covers the Green House Gas emissions that a company directly makes — for example, running its boilers and vehicles.
- Scope 2 are the emissions it makes indirectly – like when the electricity or energy it buys for heating and cooling buildings is being produced on its behalf.
- Scope 3 is a little more complicated as it covers all the emissions associated with your business, even those you are indirectly responsible for. For example, buying from suppliers and its products when customers use them.
We work with a range of carbon standards, including the Greenhouse Gas Protocol; PAS 2060 for carbon-neutral organisations; PAS 2050 for carbon neutral products; Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting; ISO 14064-1 for greenhouse gas inventories; ISO 14064-3 for verification of greenhouse gases; and a range of sector-specific guidelines as appropriate. Your carbon ambitions (e.g. carbon neutrality), and what is important to your stakeholders will determine which Standard is most appropriate to work with for you.
If you’d like to start your carbon-neutral journey get in touch email@example.com