A carbon footprint for an organisation or event is the overall amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production of goods and/or services, and can also include related activities such as travel, transport and waste disposal.
Start measuring. Be sustainable.
Analysing and recommending steps to reduce emissions (from solid waste to GHGs) and lower consumption of resources like water, paper and diesel begin with a carbon footprint.
Set targets. Establish a baseline.
Measuring progress is only possible with appropriate benchmarking against industry peers and setting internal emission reduction goals.
Welcome change. Anticipate regulations.
In preparing Sustainability and/or Integrated Reports, public companies are increasingly demanding deeper insights and consistent tracking of all the costs of running a business, including accounting for a Carbon Tax imposed by government in some countries.
Manage risk. Remain competitive.
Capturing data about inputs and outputs that present material risks to an organisation’s bottom line and environmental footprint are critical to maintaining a competitive advantage.