Basis for your corporate climate protection strategy
The carbon footprint
A carbon footprint forms the necessary basis for assessing your organization's emissions, identifying potential for improvement and implementing climate protection measures.
In doing so, you calculate the CO2 footprint (corporate carbon footprint) of your organization and lay the foundation for your climate protection strategy.
As part of the carbon footprint, you collect the following basic data:
- Amount of materials and auxiliary materials used
- direct energy consumption in the company from buildings, facilities and processes
- quantities of energy produced and sold
- mobility behavior of people and goods
- quantities of volatile refrigerants
Greenhouse gas emissions are calculated using the carbon footprint module of the ESG Cockpit, based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol). Scopes 1, 2 and 3 are calculated. What these three scopes mean in detail can be read here.
The emission factors are stored site-specific in the tool, based on the Ecoinvent database. The Federal Environment Agency, as a specialist partner for environmental assessments, ensures that the emission factors are up-to-date.
More information about the creation of a carbon footprint with the ESG-Cockpit (in German)
We support you in the preparation of your climate balance. Our procedure:
- Status quo: Determine how many greenhouse gases the company produces and in which areas most emissions occur.
- Kick-off workshop online or in presence
- Training in the tool for all persons involved
- Support during data collection and evaluation
- Strategy: Results workshop online or in person
- Derive improvement potentials and targets
- Define measures to reduce emissions
- Action: Support during implementation
- Document / record improvements web-based
- Benchmark: Draw comparisons, make changes & impact visible