Carbon footprint measurement
Measure your carbon emissions, quickly, easily and accurately
Start your net-zero pathway by measuring your GHG emissions
Measuring your carbon emissions is an important part of your net zero programme. It is important that your calculation is accurate so that you have a solid understanding of what to reduce and how to go about it. It is also critical in measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of your carbon reduction activity.
Get expert advice support at every stage in your net zero programme
Simplify your carbon footprint measurement with hands on support and sector leading technology to calculate your businesses emissions. We utilise GHG protocol and internationally approved emission factors to calculate your scope 1,2, and 3 emissions; all with the support of our expert sustainability team.
From onboarding to the evaluation of your results - your carbon accounting expert will support you all the way
Our team of sustainability specialists will advise and support you throughout the process; while you can track your progress using our intuitive project management tool.
No need to worry about your budget
We know that cost can be an barrier for companies to take action on climate change, so we do everything possible to make your sustainability journey affordable and accessible.
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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.
Credible carbon emissions calculations using GHG Protocol
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.
Get help to fully understand your carbon footprint and the drivers of your emissions
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, including waste reduction and renewable energy.
Turn your insight into impact by reducing your emissions
Move from intent to impact by using your carbon footprint measurement to create a credible carbon reduction plan. From simple Carbon Reduction Plans to Net Zero Strategies, we’ll help you to create a compelling approach to minimise your carbon emissions.
Why Positive Planet?
Positive Planet clients 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.
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