Benchmarking allows performance comparison between your organisation and best practice. It is a fundamental environmental management tool for your business
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What is Energy and Carbon Benchmarking?
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What is Carbon Footprinting?
A carbon footprint provides the measure of the direct and indirect impacts of an activity on anthropogenic global warming. This is determined by calculating the greenhouse gas emissions of these activities, usually stated as a ‘CO2e’, or carbon dioxide equivalent. This means that all the key greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) can be expressed in a common unit, allowing, for instance for the ease of inter and intra industry comparison and understanding.
How is it broken down?
Emissions are usually defined under three categories, or ‘Scopes’ – Scope 1, 2 and 3.
The Scopes therefore help to systematically define different emission areas for a corporation and are also a useful tool that is widely utilised in reporting.