How can we help your organization?
1. Calculate the carbon footprint
In order to create a greenhouse gases inventory you need to quantify the emissions of your company, differentiating the direct and indirect emissions sources. We help you create the GHG inventory and analyze it in order to identify the main reductions spots.
2. Emissions reductions strategies
Once you have the GHG inventory, we can help you create policies and strategies to reduce the emissions. We work together with the people of each organizations, creating conscience and installing better customs in the daily routine.
The Carbon Footprint reflects the total greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, quantified as CO2 eq (carbon dioxide equivalent), that are release to the atmosphere through the life cycle of a product or service.
The carbon footprint calculation, represents an indicator for organizations on how there activities impacts on climate change.
The carbon footprint identifies the GHG emissions sources of a product, service, or an entire organization, and helps defining goals, reduction policies, and initiatives for reducing costs, not only environmental but also financial.
Why you should calculate the CF?
Measure the carbon footprint will help organizations identify those activities with high impact to the climate change. This is the first step to develope an effective Emissions Reduction Plan. Identifying those areas with the higher impacts, serves also as an indicator of the potencial reduction costs processes.
It will let you:
Identify the processes with the higher GHG emissions, their costs and potencial savings.
Include the climate change in the organization policies and strategies.
Improve the environmental conscience and the sustainable development of the organization.
Today, as the conscience of limited resources came to our reality, the concept of sustainability is no longer a luxury, but a real need.
It is expected that the legislation regarding CO2 emissions will increasingly appear around the world, and for sure the expectations of common citizens regarding how organizations fight climate change are growing. This shows that governments, organizations and the whole society is moving to a new kind of development, a sustainable development.
We offer our services to evaluate the organization sustainability approach and we suggest improvements and possible opportunities of action.
Those organizations that had strategically understood sustainability, had found that it means saving costs, having more business opportunities and improving relationships with the different stakeholders.
Our mission is to help companies to manage the risks and take advantage of new business opportunities with the adoption of a sustainable strategic approach.
Calculating the CF
Currently, there are different methodologies to calculate the carbon footprint.
There are specific guides like the PAS 2050, the Bilan Carbone©
from France, the ISO rules, or the GHG Protocol.
In Almerix, we suggest using the GHG Protocol, which is one of the most commonly used standards, and widely support. It has been developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).
it covers the accounting and reporting of the GHG stated in the Kyoto Protocol: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFC, PFC and SF6.
This model accounst not only for the direct emissions of GHG, but also for indirect emissions. For instance, the emissions from external sources, as transportation and production of goods are aldo included.