CO2balance Greenhouse Gas Audits follow the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Standard, which is the most widely used international accounting tool to help businesses to understand, quantify, and manage their greenhouse gas emissions.
In line with the Corporate Standard, CO2balance uses the following procedure to undertake a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Audit:
Design the audit to meet your business goals
Establish which Greenhouse Gas emissions should be included in the audit
Help you collect data to record your emissions
Calculate your total Greenhouse Gas emissions
Determine suitable recommendations for you to reduce your emissions
A CO2balance GHG audit offers your business the opportunity to:
Identify ways to reduce expenditure on energy
Improve efficiency in systems and processes
Reduce your impact on the environment
Comply with current - and future - legislation on greenhouse emissions
Neutralise your emissions by purchasing quality carbon offsets
Improve your environmental credentials by becoming CarbonZero
Being seen to be green is important, as more and more businesses and consumers consider the environmental and social impact of the organisations they trade with, both here in the UK - and Globally.
The Nielsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, conducted in 2014, found that 55% of consumers in 60 countries worldwide are prepared to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact.
CO2balance can also help your business report on greenhouse gas emissions at organisational level, or for goods and services using other internationally recognised standards, including:
PAS 2060:2010 Specification for the demonstration of carbon neutrality
PAS 2050:2011 Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services
ISO 14064_1 - Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals.
Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard 2011