An organisation's carbon footprint is made by the emissions from all its activities, from the energy use of buildings to transport and waste.
With much publicity about the climate emergency, businesses and consumers are increasingly demanding that the companies they work with are taking action to reduce their impact on the planet and tackle climate change.
Taking demonstrable action to reduce carbon offers a competitive advantage and with careful planning, reducing an organisation's carbon footprint can result in significant cost savings.
The free guidance for this Standard includes a carbon footprint calculator which helps you convert data such as energy use into kgCO2e. This is the accepted unit used to measure a carbon footprint which bundles all greenhouse gases into one single number.
Achieving SME Standards:Carbon Footprint is clear evidence of your organisation's commitment to 'do your bit' to help solve the climate crisis for future generations.
SME's that choose our fully certified programme to demonstrate their approach to quality can reap these benefits:
The Standard has core themes that are relevant to every organisation, regardless of size. You'll need to consider action under each theme. You'll decide what those actions are, based on what is most relevant and highest priority for your organisation. We offer plenty of free guidance and suggestions to help you.
Measuring and reporting the organisation's carbon footprint, using the UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting
Setting targets and implementing actions to reduce carbon emissions, such as reducing energy use and minimising waste.
Compensating for carbon emissions by funding an equivalent carbon saving elsewhere such as tree planting projects.
Committed - a basic step towards reducing carbon emissions
If you want to get recognised for improvement and good practice, then this level is for you.
It's very simple:
Certified - This level will take you a step further, helping you build a simple management system
Our templates and advice will guide you through these core steps:
Please click on the link below to download your copy of the standard.