Carbon footprinting with SimaPro
What’s your company’s carbon footprint? SimaPro can help you find the answer. Understanding the carbon emission sources of your company is a must nowadays, but obtaining the right insights can be difficult. SimaPro provides everything you need to calculate your company’s carbon footprint and helps you react to what is probably the most critical environmental challenge at present.
Sustainability starts here
Carbon footprinting is the first step to getting insight into your company’s greenhouse gas emissions in all three scopes. Scope 1 includes direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by your company, whereas scope 2 includes indirect emissions from purchased electricity. Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that are consequences of the activities, but occur from sources not owned or controlled by the organization.
Communicating your greenhouse gas emissions and setting reduction targets can be a great way to drive additional business value. With SimaPro, you can easily identify carbon hotspots and reduction opportunities, which can help your company to communicate transparently and cooperate smoothly with suppliers and clients.
Carbon footprinting made easy
Doing a carbon footprint analysis requires specialized software and a lot of data. SimaPro helps you with this by providing environmental data of thousands of products and the global warming potentials of hundreds of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). You can enter and structure your company’s activity data with ease. The software integrates some of the most widely used environmental databases, like ecoinvent and Exiobase. The global warming potentials are provided by the latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC method in SimaPro is regularly updated.
Transparency is key
For meaningful results, it is vital to understand the background and details of your calculations. Instead of providing the results in a black box, SimaPro provides full transparency into the environmental data and calculations. This includes how, when and by who the datasets were developed. As several standards require, SimaPro allows for separate reporting of various types of greenhouse gas emissions, such as biogenic CO2 and emissions related to land-use change. With the analysis of groups feature, you can group activities, for example by business function, department, region, or scope. This flexibility helps you to ensure the results align with your desired standard, for example, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol or the Environmental Organizational Footprint (OEF).