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Calculating Your Businesses Carbon Footprint

еса business energy T 01246 290 490 W ecaBusinessEnergy.com buy better, use less Calculating your Businesses Carbon Footprint A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organisation, event or product, and is expressed as a carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). A carbon footprint accounts for all six Kyoto GHG emissions including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) nitrouS oxide (N20), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCS), perfluorocarbons (PFCS) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). All businesses can reduce their carbon emissions, and the business case for doing so is growing ever stronger, due to the following factors: Higher and more volatile energy costs are increasing the value of energy savings Companies report their carbon footprints to meet the mandatory reporting requirements of climate change legislation such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) or EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) CRC Carbon footprint reporting is a key part of many companies' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes CSR Companies that manage their carbon emissions responsibly can enhance their brand value, and make themselves more attractive to potential customers and investors It enables companies to participate in carbon reporting initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) CDP Companies increasingly receive requests for carbon emissions data from businesses, customers and investors A baseline carbon footprint is a requirement for setting a Science Based Target - a greenhouse gas emission reduction target in line with latest climate science to limit 2°C global warming to 2°C Calculating Carbon Footprint There are 2 primary reasons to calculate your businesses carbon footprint: 1 2 Manage your GHG Report your footprint accurately to a third emissions and make reductions over time party In the UK, all quoted companies are required to report their annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their directors' report. Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is submitted alongside financial reporting. Defra (the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has estimated that reporting will contribute to saving four million tonnes of CO2e emissions by 2021. How to Calculate an Organisational Footprint 1 Decide on the method to be followed Define organisational and operational boundaries Collate the data Apply emissions factors Verify the results (optional) Verify that you have taken action to reduce your emissions (optional) Communicating Your Organisational Carbon Footprint Once you have calculated your footprint, you are ready to publish it. Reporting your carbon footprint - and having it independently certified - can help engage your employees, customers and other stakeholders, and enhance your reputation. ECA Business Energy can help your business comply with SECR reporting. Their clients achieve 100% compliance with energy obligations thanks to their compliance and advice service. By studying a business' current energy suppliers, usage, and operational practices, they can assess these against environmental obligations, including: • Mandatory Carbon Reporting (MCR) or Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) • ISO50001 Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) • Display Energy Certificates (DECS) • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCS) • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Systems (TM44) They can also help a company achieve compliance in line with the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) for their application to the scheme. For further information, please visit: www.ecabusinessenergy.com/services/compliance-advice/ ECA Business Energy еса business energy ECA House 1 Dronfield Court buy better, use less Civic Centre Dronfield S18 1NQ T 01246 290 490 W ecaBusinessEnergy.com 2345O

Calculating Your Businesses Carbon Footprint

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All businesses can reduce their carbon emissions, and the business case for doing so is growing ever stronger. See our guide to calculating your carbon footprint, part of SECR reporting.

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