DFGE makes calculating the Corporate Carbon Footprint child’s play
The recording of climate-relevant emissions generated in your company and at your sites is becoming THE key figure for your corporate communications and risk management. However, calculating a corporate carbon footprint – a company’s emissions – is often a time-consuming and costly project. Also, the availability of data, especially for numerous locations in different countries, is a major hurdle in micro-calculation.
With its top-down method, DFGE shortens and simplifies the determination of the carbon footprint for companies. We select the critical influencing factors for you, use benchmark data and take accessible financial data into account. In a short time, a reliable value of the company-wide greenhouse gas emissions can be determined. This transparent calculation allows you to focus on the implementation of CO2 emission reduction measures.
The Corporate Carbon Footprint calculated according to scientific standards and the DFGE Top-Down Approach forms the basis and the first step in the climate strategy.
- We reduce your invested effort as much as possible
- Based on an initial briefing, we collect all information
- Complete calculation of your Corporate Carbon Footprint
- Presentation of benchmarks and potentials for emissions savings
From a management perspective
- Dashboard with graphical analysis of results according to GHG protocol scopes and categories
- Management Summary
- Less internal resources needed for Carbon Accounting
In search of high quality
- Standard-compliant according to ISO standard and GHG protocol
- Consideration of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
- According to DFGE TopDown approach refinement of carbon footprint value and reduction of error range
The Carbon Footprint is a descriptive, widely-used term for the greenhouse gas emission balance of an entire organization, or alternatively, of a single product or service. It includes emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (measured in CO2 equivalents / CO2-eq).
In the case of an organization like a company or public institution, the Carbon Footprint includes all emissions that are directly or indirectly caused by the activities of the organization over a certain time, usually a year. The Carbon Footprint of a product or service, in turn, includes all emissions occurring over its lifecycle.
Calculating the Carbon Footprint is the central step in measuring what effects a company’s activities and products have on climate change. In the process, main drivers of emissions and weak spots in a company’s ecological performance are discovered and can be optimized. The resulting Carbon Footprint serves as a guideline for own contributions to meeting local, national and international climate targets.
- International Organization for Standarization | International norms for CO2 balances and assessment like ISO 14000ff, ISO 14064 Green House Gases
- Deutsches Institut für Normung | National and EU wide norms for CO2 balances and assessment like DIN EN 16258
- Verein Deutscher Ingenieure | Publisher of relevant guidelines like VDI 4600 Kumulierter Energieaufwand
- United Nations Environment Programme | Facts and background regarding the UN environmental program
- United Nations Framework Convention | Background information regarding climate programs like Kyoto, data and methods
- Umweltcluster Bayern | Network of the Bavarian environmental economy
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change | Leading international organization for an assessment of climate change
- European Environment Agency | Environmental agency of the EU
- UK – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | UK energy ministry with tools and background regarding CO2 balances
- Green House Gas Protocol Initiative | Tools and methods, internationally recognized calculation protocol for emissions
- Carbon Disclosure Project | Voluntary international database for emission data and company activities
- Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit | Background and information of the German government regarding climate protection