What is ISO 14064 Standard Certification?
More and more customers are interested in the green credentials of businesses and use this to make informed buying decisions, which can be facilitated with an ISO 14064 verification. High among the factors that influence these purchasing decisions is the impact of the products and services provided. Having a low carbon strategy clearly demonstrates a commitment to reducing environmental impact as well as having a knock-on effect in reducing business costs.
The key to developing a low carbon strategy is being able to evaluate the Carbon Footprint of your organisation which can be acquired via an ISO 14064 support plan. Carbon Footprint is a calculation that shows the equivalent carbon generation (in Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) of all the activities an organisation undertakes.
Carbonology’s ISO 14064 support plan specifies the principles and requirements for the quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s GHG inventory.
What is Carbon Footprint Verification?
More and more customers are interested in the green credentials of businesses and use this to make informed buying decisions. High amongst the factors that influence these purchasing decisions are the impact of the products and services provided. Having a low carbon strategy clearly demonstrates commitment to reducing environmental impact as well as having a knock-on effect in reducing business costs.
Key to developing a low carbon strategy is being able to evaluate the Carbon Footprint of your organisation. Carbon Footprint is a calculation that shows the equivalent carbon generation (in Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) of all the activities an organisation undertakes.
Every organisation generates carbon dioxide through its activities either directly (from burning wood, paper, gas or fuel) or indirectly through consumption of electricity, transport (air or land) or in the purchase of goods and services. The carbon footprint essentially calculates this carbon dioxide equivalent taking into account the direct and indirect activities conducted.
There are three areas taken into account in calculating a carbon footprint:-
Fuels burnt for heating, manufacturing & transport (oil, gas, coal, road fuel)
Emissions from electricity that you consume but that is generated elsewhere
Other Indirect Emissions
Other indirect emissions that you cause but that are not from emission sources that you own, e.g. emissions from your supply chain or from business travel on commercial airline also to be taken into consideration are subcontractors, buildings, customer use of transport, employees commuting, waste and water
Why calculate your Carbon Footprint with ISO 14064?
There are many reasons why an organisation would need to calculate its carbon footprint. Among these are:
- Commercial Influence
- Ethical Reasons
- Financial Gain
- Legislation Compliance
Many organisations are finding it beneficial to calculate the carbon footprint for off-setting purposes demonstrating their commitment to the environment. In addition, the carbon footprint can point to areas of potential cost-saving where energy consumption may be reduced.
Who is it relevant to?
Carbon Footprint is relevant to any organisation of any size especially those where energy consumption is greatest. ISO 14064 is particularly relevant to those organisations who wish to make a statement regarding their environmental principles and may potentially wish to offset their carbon footprint.
What are the benefits of ISO 14064?
Benefits accruing through low carbon strategies include:
- Reduced costs through energy efficiency
- Better brand positioning and public relations
- Satisfied employees who are increasingly concerned with environmental issues
- Improved Corporate social responsibility
- Lower Carbon Values for your goods and services
ISO 14064 and the Sustainable Development Goals
The world is facing a crisis: poverty, hunger, inequality and climate change are just some of the issues we need to address.
In 2015, world leaders came together to create 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which aim to tackle these issues, to build a better world by 2030.
ISO 14064 can be used to meet the following goals
What is Carbonology?
Carbonology is a unique methodology combining :
What makes Carbonology unique?
- Rather than paying lip service to the climate emergency, Carbonology provides a proven methodology for sustainable success, underpinned by leading global Carbon Standards.
- Carbonology combines a wealth of experience in helping businesses, together with our innovative thought-leadership in assisting businesses to be Carbon Neutral and achieve ISO Standards successfully.
How Carbonology can help
Carbonology specialise in helping you to implement and maintain your ISO 14064 Carbon Verification across London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and UK-wide. They can also assist with international locations, having experience of working in 27 other countries.
Carbon Footprint Verification – Carbonology can quantify your current Carbon Footprint, click here for more information.
Carbon Management Footprint Plan – Based on the Carbon Verification, Carbonology can develop a Carbon Management Footprint Plan that includes a declaration of commitment to Carbon Neutrality.
Request a quote for Certification – Carbonology can send a request for a quote to 3 UKAS certified Certification Bodies on your behalf. This is done free of charge on request.
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