Measuring and monitoring carbon
Are you looking to reduce emissions and become carbon neutral?
Then a good start is by getting know how to measure and monitor your sources of carbon and begin to think of ways to reduce, recycle and replace.
The widely-used international accounting tool, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol splits these carbon sources into ‘scopes’ which are categorised here:
Direct energy used in operations – company vehicles, burning fuel directly in heating, cooking, machinery or air con
e.g. kerosene is scope 1 for an airline but scope 3 for a business traveller
This includes indirect emissions from purchased electricity, air con or heating
These can be from 3rd party suppliers, travel for a business, investments, employee’s commute, leased goods/services, disposal of waste
There are ways to reduce or offset emissions. WWF are a founding partner of Gold Standard who build offset programmes, WWF also recently initiated a programme with the Science Based Targets Initiative who concentrate on the reduction part.
Many organisations are choosing a combination of efforts to reduce their overall carbon footprint.
Reach out to our team to discuss how to create a measure and monitor plan, and to learn about offsets and reduction methods; with our 10+ years experience in building offset projects in conjunction with our strategic partners.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial conversation.