Calculate Your Organisation’s Carbon Footprint (Scope 1, 2 & 3 Emissions)
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What is Carbon Footprinting?
A carbon footprint is essentially a quantification of the amount of greenhouse gases that are released by the activities undertaken by an organisation, or in the supply of products. 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.
Carbon Footprinting 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.
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.
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.
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.
How We Make It Possible
We 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.
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
Check out some of our recent projects to learn more about our diverse experience.
I have worked with WRM for a number of years and always found them to be knowledgeable and hardworking. This was no different whilst working on multiple projects all at the same time.
WRM provided excellent technical input to our project to help us understand, and reduce our carbon footprint. The works signal the start of our journey, and we continue to work with WRM to improve our environmental performance and implement our committed reduction actions.
Reducing utility costs and being greener are important to the Oulton Group; but with two busy practices it’s difficult to know where to start. WRM gave clear and detailed recommendations, cost and carbon savings and payback timescales to really help us to know where to focus our time and resources.
I was very happy with the service that WRM provided when assisting the Trust to develop our Green Plan. They carried out a thorough assessment of carbon emissions and provided a pathway to allow us to meet the challenge of achieving net zero. The consultants involved in the project were highly knowledgeable and extremely professional.