The Carbon Footprint report is the result of the study of the generation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions based on the following scopes to be determined by the company itself:
- Scope 1: Direct emissions associated with the consumption of fuels related to all those activities that are under the operational control of its organisation.
- Scope 2: Indirect emissions associated with electricity consumption (lighting, air conditioning, among others).
- Scope 3: all other indirect emissions (water consumption, product purchases, waste generation, employee side, business travel and stays, as well as suppliers and subcontractors).
Who is the carbon footprint report for?
All companies that wish to start monitoring their emissions in order to identify their main emission sources and gradually reduce them either by legal necessity or by corporate environmental commitment.
What does the study contain?
TMI provides companies with an inventory of the emissions for which the company as a whole, a service or a product is responsible. And it provides them with different options to mitigate them by reducing or offsetting them.
At TMI we quantify, evaluate and help design mitigation and sustainability strategies through the inventory, accounting and analysis of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) to calculate the Carbon Footprint and generate a report based on:
- Data collection and evaluation of information sources.
- Selection of internationally approved calculation methodology (ISO 14064; PAS 2050; GHG Protocol or others).
- Establishment of limits, exclusions and uncertainty.
- Alignment of Organisations' objectives with the 2030 Agenda: identification of SDGs.
- Carbon Footprint assessment for the definition of Carbon Footprint reduction and offset strategies.
Methodology of carbon footprint calculation
The calculation of an organisation's carbon footprint involves a detailed analysis of the activity it carries out, varying in difficulty depending on the number of greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting sources considered for the calculation.
At TMI, we will assess which Scope 1 and 2 actors and which Scope 3 actors are indispensable for the study based on the needs of the companies that request it in order to define their baselines and thus improve them over the years in a qualitative and quantitative manner.
This is based on an exhaustive inventory of consumption of gas, water, electricity, travel, etc. and by applying certain emission factors, the amount of tonnes of CO2 equivalent that the company has emitted into the atmosphere during a specific period of time (generally 1 year) is obtained.
From this data, the Carbon Footprint report and the Improvement Plan are generated.
Benefits: is it necessary to identify the Carbon Footprint of companies?
Identifying your organisation's Carbon Footprint is a fundamental step towards understanding your direct and indirect impact on the environment and society, helping you to orientate your business strategy towards a sustainable and carbon neutral business model.
It improves your corporate image and your stakeholders' perception of your company.
If you would like to know the impact of your company and would like our environmental consultancy TMI Environment to help you in the process, simply contact us and we will send you a detailed quote.