Calculate Your Organisation’s Carbon Footprint (Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions)

Measure and reduce your carbon footprint with expert carbon footprint services. Gain data insights to drive tangible sustainable change for your organisation or product.

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What is Carbon Footprinting?

The definition of an organisations carbon footprint is essentially the quantification of the amount of greenhouse gases that are released by the activities undertaken by the organisation, or associated with each product. There are several different greenhouse gases, but for clarity in reporting, we report the sum of those gases in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalence (CO2e). Although there is a difference in how we calculate a carbon footprint for an organisation vs a product, similar sources and conversions factors are considered and applied.

There are many possible sources of greenhouse gas emissions within an organisations. We split these into three ‘scopes’ below.

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Carbon Footprint Scopes

For an organisation an annual carbon footprint of the sum of all scopes would be reported. For a product, the carbon footprint would be calculated on a per unit basis such as per individual product or quantum of units.

Scope 1

These are the emissions from sources you own and control and are therefore directly responsible for. For most organisations, this will be any gas heating or fuel oil you burn on-site, and the fuel you use in your company vehicles. If you use industrial refrigeration or air conditioning, refrigerant losses would also be included here, along with any emissions that may be released directly during a manufacturing process.

Scope 2

These are the emissions you indirectly produce through the energy you purchase, which for most businesses is solely electricity. By using electricity, you are indirectly responsible for the greenhouse gases generated at source by the energy producer.

Scope 3

These are any other emissions you’re indirectly responsible for from sources outside your direct control, e.g. the goods and services you purchase, the distribution and use of your own goods and services by customers, the disposal of your waste, employee commuting or business travel, and so on.

Why Calculate Your Carbon Footprint?

Many businesses want to understand the impact they are having on climate change so that they can implement change. Calculating a carbon footprint is an essential starting point and a continual action to quantify reduction. Measuring your carbon footprint provides the baseline needed to implement an effective sustainability and carbon reduction strategy to drive the change we all need to make.
Sustainable procurement practices demand product and service carbon data with purchasers making buying decisions that align to sustainability strategies. Organisations can access opportunities where robust data can be supplied to quantify the environmental cost of providing a product or service.

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How We Make It Possible

Our carbon footprint experts have been calculating the carbon footprint of products and services at WRM for over a decade. Our in-house carbon calculator tool has been developed in line with ISO standards for carbon calculation and been applied in multiple sectors across the world.

Your reported carbon footprint must be credible, at WRM we employ science based calculation methodologies that align with international best practice, providing assurance in the accuracy of your data.

We work with you to define the boundaries of your assessment, providing an emissions inventory with a clearly defined rationale, enabling auditing and the comparison with future data collection.

Benefits of Carbon Footprinting

Qualify Your Impact

Identify Improvement Hotspots

Meet Procurement Requirements

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