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How to get a grip on greenhouse gases?
Reducing your carbon footprint will be a number one priority for your company over the next few years. Why? Because EU policy on greenhouse gas emissions is becoming increasingly strict, as our continent wants to be climate neutral by 2050. To achieve that ambition, emissions must decrease by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The bigger picture here is the 2015 Paris Agreement where world leaders agreed to limit the rise in global temperature to avoid a planetwide catastrophe. However, world leaders alone will not resolve global warming. Businesses will also have to contribute to the solution. By understanding what is going on, as a first but crucial step. Let our new whitepaper be your guide on that.
We browse through sustainability lingo, explain why net zero emissions and carbon neutrality are two different things, why one GHG is more harmful to the climate than the other. And why you better use the right terms when setting sustainable targets.
Those targets – and your organization reaching them – are what we want to get at.
But where to start? Immediately a few issues pop up. Getting an overview of all your current GHG emissions is the first challenge. Will you collect your data manually, stacking up the worksheet tabs in Excel? We advise you not to. Not all emissions in
far-off branches of your group are your responsibility. So basic formulas won’t be able to calculate what you should account for. The same goes for calculating emissions in all three of your scopes, and converting emissions into their CO2-equivalent.
Even if you have all of this under control, it is only half the work. Now the analysis starts. Where to reduce emissions first? Are there quick wins to be made? Which reductions create the most impact? And how can you lower your energy consumption? Sorting this out can be a hell of a job. As can be the reporting on your insights according to the picky rules of fixed protocols and standards.
Luckily – feel it coming – we have a solution. Our all-in-one platform ‘Canary’ automates your carbon accounting and reporting. Data collection and calculation of emissions in all your scopes, and in all the branches of your group, are done by our software. Analyses are also made much more straightforward. That way you can identify hotspots, define action plans and track progress with (infinitely) less effort. Reports are automated in frameworks such as the GHG Protocol, presenting fully auditable and traceable info.
With Canary operational excellence and sustainability go hand in hand. The platform helps you reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy consumption, optimize processes, detect operational problems, increase efficiency and save costs. It can be linked to existing data sources and works in a low-code environment. So you can track the sustainable progress of your company.
So forget about endless Excel sheets, manually checking meters or rereading your
There is an easier way.
The Canary way.
Discover how to get a grip on your greenhouse gas emissions here.