Corporate responsibility and carbon footprinting

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Corporate responsibility and carbon footprinting

Consumers and stakeholders increasingly expect businesses – especially big businesses – not only to have a CSR strategy in place, but to make that strategy public knowledge.

Many firms in various industries also face a mandatory requirement to calculate their carbon footprint/greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts.

To keep up with these requirements and expectations, it’s important to adopt a rigorous and reliable methodology, which is why Envantage offer standardised carbon footprinting to give you a result that you can show to regulators, stakeholders and customers alike.

 

Why does carbon footprinting matter?

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is just one of a number of greenhouse gases (GHGs) generally associated with a warming effect in the atmosphere, so reducing CO2 emissions can help in the fight against climate change.

But along with other GHGs like carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide, measuring your emissions can give an insight into other parts of your business, from energy efficiency to sustainability and pollution.

This is what matters to many customers, who want to see that you have adopted a corporate environmental responsibility strategy that tackles greenhouse gas emissions head-on as part of broader sustainability principles and a commitment not to pollute the area in which you operate.

 

What is standardised carbon footprinting?

Standardised carbon footprinting uses globally recognised methods to ensure your results are comparable with others from all over the world.

ISO 14064 is the international standard for this – it is part of the ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards and enables consistent reporting across large regulated and voluntary schemes such as carbon emissions trading, SECR and Mandatory Carbon Reporting.

Envantage provide ISO 14064 standardised carbon footprinting, giving important independent and robust calculation of GHG data for publically reporting organisations that require it.

 

Why is standardised carbon footprinting better?

Standardised carbon footprinting increases the credibility of your carbon footprint report and improves the integrity of the claims it makes regarding carbon emissions and other GHGs.

It gives you a solid platform from which to embark on reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change within your business and in collaboration with others in your industry.

By sending customers a message that fits in a global context, it demonstrates your commitment to corporate social responsibility and boosts your brand value on a global stage.

Call Envantage today on 0800 054 2577 or email savings@envantage.co.uk to find out more about our standardised carbon footprinting and what we can do for your company.


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