Plan for Zero: Carbon Footprinting.

Any climate strategy starts by calculating a carbon footprint to understand your organisation's climate impact and to focus your emissions reduction initiatives.

A carbon footprint is a calculation of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Your footprint will be the baseline against which you track your future climate progress. It will also enable you to understand your full impact across all Scopes of your organisation, which will be vital for your sustainability reporting and essential to achieving Net Zero.

Your carbon footprint should be compliant with an internationally recognised standard for GHG calculation such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol or ISO 14064. These frameworks ensure that we are all reporting in a standardised manner and that your footprint meets internationally agreed requirements.

Many companies find that the majority of emissions lie beyond their direct control and within Scope 3 (this will include your supply chain, your business travel and/or potentially your investment portfolio). At EcoAct, we can help you to overcome the challenges of carbon footprint calculation to help you gain a robust and credible carbon footprint.

How we can help with the carbon footprinting.

Whatever you are looking for from a footprinting services, we can design a solution suitable to your needs.

Organisational footprint

This service will help you to understand the sources of carbon across your company’s full operations, including energy use by your offices, processes and business travel.

We can also help you with a value chain strategy in order to gather the data and calculate a Scope 3 carbon footprint.

Product footprint

We look at the carbon embedded in different stages of a product's life on a ‘cradle to gate’ or ‘cradle to grave’ basis, including the impact of the supply chain, materials, manufacture, installation and disposal of the product. Our product footprint service will help you to identify the appropriate product footprint standard to use (e.g. PAS 2050), the scope for data collection, assist in data collection and conversion to carbon equivalencies.

We also help companies to undertake Life Cycle Assessments of certain products and services to inform design and innovation.

Portfolio footprint

Increasingly, asset owners such as pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds are acknowledging their exposure to climate change risk. By calculating the carbon emissions of investment portfolios, companies can identify and then take steps to reduce carbon risk exposure.

At EcoAct, we have developed a specialist portfolio footprinting tool, ClimFIT, to help organisations to measure and analyse their carbon exposure across varying types of asset classes.

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Our Guide to Carbon Footprints introduces the basic principles behind creating a carbon footprint and the benefits to your company of conducting a carbon footprint.

Gain answers to the following questions:

  • What is a carbon footprint?
  • What are the organisational footprinting standards?
  • Which standard is suitable for your organisation?
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Why choose EcoAct.

At EcoAct we are driven by a shared purpose to make a difference. To help businesses to implement positive change in response to climate and carbon challenges, whilst also driving commercial performance.
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