GHG inventory / carbon footprint
KYOTOenergy assists companies and governments to develop low carbon strategies and reduce or offset GHG emissions. It covers the following aspects of GHG calculations:
- Carbon footprint: a company needs to understand where it stands, in order to implement a strategy to achieve its goals. Those goals can be wide ranging (cost savings, demonstrating best practice to clients and other stakeholders, compliance) but they all start with the same questions:
- How much energy goes into our operations?
- Where are the most energy and emission intensive areas of our operations?
- Are our operations’ energy consumption and emissions in line with, exceeding or below comparable activities following a benchmarking exercise?
- What regulatory exposure do we have now / in the future given our emissions levels?
These questions can only be answered by compiling a greenhouse gas inventory; these are made on a company, installation and national level. Those who do not, cannot answer the questions above and are not managing their company and risk as effectively as they could.
- GHG reporting & Compliance with Regulations: there is a raft of domestic and international regulations being implemented and on the horizon. In order for an organisation to understand its exposure to such regulations and targets, it must understand where it is today with respect to performance. KYOTOenergy’s experience in energy consultancy, carbon footprinting and emissions trading can help your organisation to comply with environmental regulations and turn potential costs into revenue streams.
- Formulation of business strategies (CSR): with the proliferation of information available to stakeholders today, the costs of goods and services are just one aspect of appraising value. Individual customers are interested to know that a company’s carbon footprint and resource use to provide goods and services is not damaging to communities, ecosystems and the wider global community. Demonstration of efficiency with respect to energy use is not only desired by many customers, it is also demanded by some partner organisations before they will engage a supplier or partner. This is because as larger entities meet their own environmental targets, they look towards their supply chains and partner organisations.