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Carbon Footprint

Carbon management is changing the way business is conducted globally. Australian business and industry are undertaking strategic steps to reduce risk and drive opportunity in the new carbon economy.

The first step in any Carbon management program is to assess your position, called a Greenhouse Gas Emission Statement in the global Protocol and International Standard, but often simply called a Carbon Footprint.

We help Australian companies to measure and understand their Carbon Footprint.
Carbon Intelligence brings a pragmatic, cost effective, business orientated approach to helping your organisation understand its Carbon position.

The international GHG Protocol and Australia’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS) separate emissions into three Scopes:

Scope 1 is the emissions you directly create, by for example burning fuel oil in an industrial boiler.
Scope 2 is the emissions you indirectly create, by for example using electricity that the electricity authority has burnt coal to generate.
Scope 3 is the other indirect emissions created by your activities, for example emissions from employee travel.

The Scopes are separated to avoid double counting emissions; for example between an electricity authority (Scope 1 emissions for the utility company at the power station) and the company consuming the electricity (Scope 2 for the consuming company).

Australia’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS) calls for large emitters to register their Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

Scope 3 emissions must be included when making marketing claims, such as ‘Carbon Neutral’ or ‘120 gram Carbon’ on a bottle of imported water.


Carbon Intelligence can assist your organisation to determine your Carbon Footprint in a number of ways.

We can

- Help you understand Carbon Footprints and Scopes using information workshops or one-to-one discussions.
- Work with you to determine the Scopes to be measured, and create a project plan including partition the organisation into emitting segments (Sites).
- Help you understand what data needs to be collected at each Site, and how to manage this process in complex organisations.
- Accurately record all the relevant data so that it will meet developing Audit requirements.
- Deploy software tools to turn the data into management information, and issue you with a Carbon Footprint Statement certificate for each site.
- Train your people to do this process for you.
- In future, enable you to use specific software tools within your own organisation.


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