Carbon footprint measurement

Measure your carbon emissions, quickly, easily and accurately

Science Based Target setting

Guidance for your net-zero journey

Our carbon accounting specialists support you throughout the entirety of your decarbonisation programme, helping you achieve your net-zero targets.

How does it work?

Our team of sustainability specialists will fully support you throughout the process, helping to minimise your workload and costs. 

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What information do we need?

Gathering data is really the only bit of work we ask you to do, but don’t worry; our experienced team make it straightforward and painless for you with simple explanations and easy to use templates. 

Data gathering is structured around emission Scopes 1,2 & 3. If you haven’t come across them before, Scope 1, 2 and 3 is the universal standard for categorising the carbon emissions a company creates in its operations and its wider value chain.  Emission scopes are the foundation for mandatory carbon emissions reporting in the UK and across the world.

Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse (GHG) emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by an organisation (e.g., emissions associated with fuel combustion in boilers, furnaces, vehicles). Scope 1 emissions also include fugitive emissions which leak from air conditioning, fire suppression or industrial gasses. 

Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling. Although scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where they are generated, they are accounted for in an organisation’s GHG inventory because they are a result of the organisation’s energy use.

OK, so this is where it gets more complicated. Scope 3 emissions are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organisation, but that the organisation indirectly impacts in its value chain. For most organisations with will include employee travel and commuting, purchased goods and services, waste disposal plus transportation and distribution. 

Measuring your carbon emissions


We use GHG Protocol as the framework for measuring your emissions. GHG Protocol is internationally recognised and approved by the UK Government. We can also use PAS2050 or ISO frameworks when required. 


Understanding your carbon footprint

Once we’ve calculated your carbon emissions, we take you through the results of your audit. We discuss your Scope 1,2 & 3 emissions and explain the hotspots in your carbon footprint. Our team will help you fully understand your carbon emissions report and equip you to share the information across your organisation. 

We’ll help you identify the best solutions to everyday challenges, from waste reduction and renewable energy to carbon offsetting. 

Now to reduce your emissions

We help you build a tailored carbon reduction plan, giving your business the tools and knowledge to create a credible net-zero carbon strategy reviewed by our certification team. We follow up with annual workshops to discuss progress against your plan, encouraging continuous improvements.

Why Positive Planet?

Positive Planet members reach their sustainability targets faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively than companies acting independently. We enable our members to define and implement a roadmap to net-zero carbon emissions effectively and profitably. We also ensure compliance with new Government carbon reporting requirements.

The team at Positive Planet is dedicated to tackling climate change and improving lives. We’re on a mission to ensure that we all have a sustainable future on our planet, where everyone takes full responsibility to minimise their carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

Melissa Saxon

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