CARBON FOOTPRINTING

  • ISO 14040 compliant
  • Measure products, process or supply chain
  • Robust LCAs
  • Links with your SDG strategy
  • Applicable to CDP disclosure

“Globally, July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded” NOAA 2019

 

CARBON FOOTPRINTING

Your carbon footprint calculates the total emissions caused by your organisation (event or product) expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Greenhouse gases (GHGs), including carbon dioxide, can be emitted through land clearance and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, transportation and other services.

Calculating your carbon footprint is a great first step, helping to set targets for reduction. At Carbonbit we use a range of models to support high level views as well as more detailed analyses. Depending on the circumstances, we would always recommend going into as much details as possible to get the most benefit from the analysis.

ISO14040:2006 is the framework for conducting a carbon footprint. Another method is through the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a set of standards for tracking GHG emissions.

What is ISO 14064?

Completion of ISO 14064, along with the calculation and off-set of your Carbon Footprint contributes to the ISO 14001 certification.

The ISO 14000 series of Environmental Management Standards are intended to assist you in managing the environmental impact of your business practices and to constantly improve your environmental performance.

ISO 14064 provides the tools for programmes to measure, quantify and reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) and achieve carbon neutrality. 

ISO 14064 is an internationally recognised standard and provides a comprehensive environmental strategy for organisations to take part in voluntary and regulated programmes to offset emissions.

A Carbon Footprint takes all six of the “Kyoto Protocol” Greenhouse gases into consideration and is calculated using a Carbon Calculator – Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6).

There are three main causes of GHG are:

  • Destruction of wooded areas such as rainforests
  • Consumption of fossil fuels
  • Increase in population

Through a process of gathering existing data, a comprehensive audit report will be produced and include a calculation of all business emissions including energy (electricity and gas), business travel, water, waste and other factors.

Our audit process is straightforward and easy to complete and support is provided throughout. 

What is ISO 14067?

ISO 14067 is part of the 14000 family of environmental standards, focused on the quantification of the Carbon Footprint for Products.

The standard gives guidelines to help calculate the carbon footprint associated with your products in line with International Standards on life cycle assessment (LCA) (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044). As a single impact category, this standard does not address all the carbon produced by an organisation

Carbonbit can help you calculate your carbon footprint or life-cycle assessment and develop a plan to reduce your emissions and then offset those which you can’t easily reduce.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and how we can help you.