A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. Footprints can also be calculated for events or products. Carbon Footprint services at BalanceCO2 provide solutions to enable clients to establish the carbon footprint of their organization which can be the first step in a program to reduce their Green House Gas emissions.
The foot printing process involves a detailed inventory of the type and quantity of energy used including electricity from the grid, fossil fuel usage etc. The full footprint of an organization encompasses a wide range of emissions sources from direct use of fuels to indirect impacts such as employee travel or emissions from other organizations up and down the supply chain. When calculating an organizationís footprint it is important to try and quantify as full a range of emissions sources as possible in order to provide a complete picture of the organizationís impact.
Our services span an elaborate energy management process involving initial survey, analysis and presentation of recommendations, control and monitoring the business carbon emissions. By measuring the carbon footprint, one can get a better sense of what the entire organizationís impact is and which parts of your business deserves the greatest attention in terms of energy efficiency. Armed with such information an organization can readily take effective action to shrink their carbon footprint.
For example, when an employee travels in a car, each liter of petrol burnt produces carbon in the form of carbon dioxide. Depending on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle and the mileage the impact can be calculated and subsequently offset.
Thus our calculator is an effective tool to help companies estimate the impact of their carbon footprint on our environment.
There are various reasons to calculate a carbon footprint. it depends on the organizationĎs policies -
To manage the footprint and reduce emissions over time
To aim at carbon neutral business practices
To achieve energy efficiency
To report the footprint accurately to a third party
As an effective tool for ongoing energy and environmental management
For public disclosure in a variety of contexts: like CSR or marketing purposes
To fulfill requests from business or retail customers, or from investors