You have calculated your environmental footprint – but now what? It’s simple: Your environmental footprint will guide you to make your business operations more sustainable. Here are 5 ways in which different departments in your company can leverage environmental footprints to be more innovative, profitable, and sustainable.
On the road to carbon neutrality, there are many paths that companies can take to reach this end-goal. One of these ways is carbon offsetting- to balance out your own carbon footprint, by investing in emission reduction projects that aim to capture or avoid carbon emissions. These can either be your own projects or someone else’s and can take place all over the world. Think of reforestation projects, paying a higher CO2 tax, or even direct carbon capture. But are all of them equally effective? What are the do’s and don’ts if I want to invest in carbon offsetting?
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. So- where do you start? When measuring your carbon footprint, you categorize your emissions into three scopes: scope 1, 2, and 3. We previously discussed scope 1 emissions in our first blog about measuring your carbon footprint. Today it’s time for scope 2 emissions. What are they and how can I report them?
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. But, where do you start? You start with categorizing your emissions into scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In this first (out of three) article on these scopes, we will dive into scope 1 emissions specifically.
A low-carbon economy, that sure sounds great. But how can you help achieve such an ambitious goal as an organization? Reducing your carbon emissions isn’t an easy job- so how can you tell that you’re on track and actually doing something that is helping our climate recover in the long run? You listen to science.
Usually, you hear about organizations measuring the environmental impact of their products or value chains. But can you also measure the impact of providing education? Of course you can! And the University of Amsterdam & the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences wanted to find out exactly where their impact came from.
The GHG protocol applies to measuring greenhouse gasses in both the public and private sector and provides standards that create a common ground for many sustainability certifications and reporting systems. In this article we summed up all ins and outs on effective GHG reporting.
Environmental emissions can be direct or indirect – Scope 1, 2, or 3. But the differences between the industries say a lot about the potential to improve.
Everyone loves to talk about sustainability. But what do you actually do about it? Measuring your activities against the Sustainability Maturity Path provides a clarifying look at it.
The PEF methodology will radically change how we calculate and compare footprints. And it might be implemented next year.