Corporate Carbon Footprint

Calculating a carbon footprint for all of a company’s business activities (also known as a corporate carbon footprint) serves as the basis for corporate climate protection.


Do you know how much greenhouse gas emissions your company causes in total? A Corporate Carbon Footprint will show you exactly that. It involves the analysis, evaluation and management of all greenhouse gas emissions generated by your company. myclimate supports you in the complete implementation of such a carbon footprint at the company level with subsequent evaluation. In addition, our experienced consultants and environmental engineers will show you how you can optimise your company's carbon footprint. We carry out the balancing in accordance with internationally recognised standards such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and ISO 14064.

CO2 balances of companies and organisations, i.e. Corporate Carbon Footprints (abbreviation: CCF), include all relevant greenhouse gas emissions within a reference period, usually a year. The sources of greenhouse gas emissions can be divided into different categories. For example, according to functional categories such as energy consumption, the vehicle fleet, transport, business travel, materials and other categories. Or according to the scopes model of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The latter distinguishes between directly generated emissions in the company's own facilities (Scope 1) and indirect emissions from purchased energy, for example electricity and district heating (Scope 2), as well as other upstream and downstream indirect emissions, for example from business travel and purchased materials (Scope 3). The methodological approach is based on internationally recognised standards (ISO 14064, GHG Protocol, CDP, GRI).

In summary, the calculation of the corporate carbon footprint is an essential building block in corporate climate protection. The carbon footprint at the corporate level serves as a basis for continuous CO2 management and is a source of information and evidence of greenhouse gas indicators for sustainability reports (for example, according to GRI or CDP). Furthermore, a corporate carbon footprint is needed to develop a CO2 target with a reduction path for the sustainability strategy, as required, for example, by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

myclimate recommends implementing corporate carbon footprints with the help of software tools and thus establishing a continuous CO2 management. With the web-based tool Smart3, myclimate offers companies a solution for this. Get in touch with us to find out more.

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Marlien Rubner

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