Corporate Carbon Footprint

Understand the carbon emissions related to your business

How to calculate a Corporate Carbon Footprint

Calculating your corporate carbon footprint (CCF) is often the starting point when it comes to taking climate action as a business. It provides you with an overview of your company's greenhouse gas emissions, where carbon hotspots lie within your business and what targets you can set to reduce your climate impact. 

ClimatePartner is here to help you calculate and understand how you can take more ambitious climate measures. 

We measure Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions across your business in compliance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). These  can be defined as follows: 

  • Scope 1 are direct emissions you produce as a business (e.g. your company vehicles)
  • Scope 2 are indirect emissions you produce (e.g. your building’s electricity usage)
  • Scope 3 covers a wide range of indirect emissions along your entire value chain, including raw materials, logistics, business travel by the team and how your employees commute to work. This category often accounts for a large chunk of your overall corporate carbon footprint. 

Gathering data for each of these scope categories has been laid out super clearly on our cloud-based software tool. You can log in to the software in your own time, fill out data and have us guide you during the data collection process. Once we've finalised data collection together, all of the activity data you've inputted (e.g. miles were driven in a company car) are translated into carbon emission equivalents. Our software allows you to see how different parts of your business impacts your footprint in real-time. The result is a report tailored to you as a business with a breakdown of your corporate footprint, where your hotspots are and what your carbon footprint means relative to day to day items like the equivalent number of t-shirts or flights. 

What's exciting about measuring your corporate carbon footprint is the potential to use the results as a jumping board for more ambitious climate action: developing a holistic and bespoke Climate Action Strategy for example. Once you know your baseline and where you stand, we can help you set carbon reduction targets and develop a roadmap to Net-Zero.

Over time, you can also get a greater level of precision when it comes to carbon footprint analysis. Our product footprinting services allow you to delve into the supply chains of your product ranges and get greater accuracy of the carbon emissions related to individual products. 

What can I expect from calculating my Corporate Carbon Footprint?

  • Obtain a holistic understanding of your company's impact on global warming
  • A carbon footprint report from a reputable 3rd party enabling you to report and disclose your carbon footprint externally
  • Baseline data to set carbon reduction targets (ideally Science-Based), measure and report on progress
  • Identification of emissions hotspots and where your investments can yield the greatest impact
  • Ability to offset unavoidable emissions to make your company (and your entire product portfolio) Climate Neutral

Why ClimatePartner?

  • We have over 15 years of experience partnering with over 3,000 clients in industries ranging from food and drink to finance, packaging and manufacturing 
  • ClimatePartner’s exclusive database of thousands of emission factors, compiled from databases such as Ecoinvent, DEFRA, Agribalyse, etc., as well as our own LCI datasets
  • A pragmatic approach designed to give you quick results in a cost-effective manner
  • Our methodology follows the GHG Protocol and is closely aligned with ISO 14064/PAS 2060 standards

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