What is the carbon footprint?
Calculating it allows you to improve the sustainability performance of your business and start on a path to reducing and offsetting emissions.
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What is the meaning of carbon footprint?
The carbon footprint is the calculation of all GHG emissions of an activity and in this case of a company's activities. According to the Kyoto Protocol guidelines, the greenhouse gases that are part of GHG emissions are: carbon dioxide (CO₂); methane (CH4); nitrogen monoxide (N2O); hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs); perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and sulfur hexafluoride(SF6). For ease of carbon footprint calculation, all have been translated into CO₂ equivalent.
How does the carbon footprint calculation work?
To measure a company's carbon footprint, as defined by the GHG Protocol, GHG emissions are first divided into 3 categories: Scope 1; Scope 2; Scope 3. GHG emissions are then calculated by multiplying primary data (electricity consumption, gas consumption, vehicle fuel...) with an emission factor, which is a parameter that indicates how much CO₂ eq. is emitted per unit of primary data.If calculatingCO2 emissions seems complicated to you, fear not, our calculator is precisely intended to make each step simple and intuitive.
Of course we will always be at your disposal, but thanks to our calculator you only need to answer a few questions to get the accurate result of your carbon footprint in a few minutes, in line with the GHG Protocol.
What is the GHG Protocol?
It is a globally recognized standard for measuring and managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of companies and their value chains, as well as for emission reduction measures. It is the most widely used for the calculation and reporting of emissions by companies and institutions.
What are the issues of Scope 1, 2?
Scope 1 emissions are direct GHG emissions that result from sources owned or controlled by an organization. These emissions are generated from the use of fossil fuels and the release of greenhouse gases defined by the Kyoto Protocol into the atmosphere. Some sources of these emissions are, for example, boilers, emergency generators, and company cars.Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of electricity, heat, and steam purchased and consumed by the organization. These emissions are considered indirect because the company is responsible for the use of the energy, but not for the emissions generated by the supplier to produce it.
What are the emissions of Scope 3?
Scope 3 emissions are indirect GHG emissions, excluding those from electricity, heat and steam: this category encompasses emission sources that are not under direct corporate control, but whose emissions are indirectly related to the company's operations. Scope 3 emissions include emissions upstream and downstream in the value chain, such as emissions from suppliers and customers.
Perhaps I can wait until the state imposes carbon neutrality on all companies before I proceed to calculate my emissions.
Of course, keep in mind, however, that:
- you do not exploit the competitive advantage of being one of the few companies today that are committed to the environment. There is evidence that customers and investors today are much more sensitive to sustainability issues and choose companies that are pioneers in this regard;
- you can access tax and financial benefits that may no longer be guaranteed when carbon neutrality becomes the norm.
In short, don't wait for change! Start enjoying the benefits now.