Organisations realise they need to measure, analyse and take action on carbon emissions because of its impact on their costs, environmental performance and business reputation.
At WSP we offer our clients a dedicated approach to enable them to calculate their carbon footprint, reflecting their type of business and structure. We combine a clear process methodology with some rather clever online technology. This provides a very simple, easy to use and easy to view assessment.
Our approach is as follows:
- Initial review to understand how you currently capture carbon related data, how this is measured, any data gaps, and your preference for reporting
- Establish an Inventory Management Plan to outline how data should be managed, as a key part of the management tool we provide
- A Business Requirements Definition to document your exact requirements of the carbon collection and management tool – this will include who needs access; security levels; functionality; reporting style etc.
- Develop a web-based management tool with ‘dashboards’ to show changes on carbon emissions as data is entered and modified – data can be interrogated by business area, geography, emission type etc.
The web based tool enables you to view where the greatest impacts are, and how changes to your processes can alter those impacts. Critically, it can also account for carbon in monetary terms. This will reflect your own needs, but can be shown as a function of the price paid for energy, or tradable market prices, or its value in a cost / benefit scenario.
We will discuss with you an annual maintenance and hosting agreement to ensure your online carbon calculator is updated appropriately in line with your objectives.
Measurement of both direct and indirect emissions informs leadership teams on the strategic value of carbon management. As detailed in our website we also provide our clients with practical advice on improving energy performance.