Carbon Footprint Verification (CFV)

With the UK government committed to reducing the UK's total greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050 in a bid to tackle global warming, measuring and reporting an organization's carbon footprint is becoming a priority. 

Measuring your carbon footprint will enable you to:

  • Prepare for future greenhouse gas legislation
  • Manage carbon risk exposure and identify areas for improvement
  • Improve efficiency and cut costs through reduced energy consumption
  • Gain credibility by demonstrating environmental responsibility
  • Motivate and engage staff by involving them in carbon reduction plans 

Climate change is a global issue which demands the attention of organizations, governments and individuals. Forward-thinking organizations have begun voluntarily declaring their Greenhouse Gas  (GHG) emissions for reasons such as risk management, cost reduction, brand protection, and attracting socially responsible investment.  And in the process those organizations have prepared themselves for the GHG legislation of tomorrow.

Climate change is the ultimate effect of large carbon footprints. Greenhouse gases, whether naturally or human-produced, contribute to the warming of the planet. From 1990 to 2005, carbon dioxide emissions increased by 31 percent. 2000 to 2009 was the warmest decade on record worldwide (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Indicators Report). 

What is Carbon Footprint Verification (CFV)?

We can independently verify the accuracy of this data and your carbon footprint. You’ll understand the level of emissions you need to reduce and/or offset in or to become ‘carbon neutral’. CFV is fundamental to provide credibility, reassuring internal and external stakeholders that the carbon footprint of your organization is accurate, complete and compliant with the major GHG reporting standards. Transparency of your carbon footprint calculations gives you real integrity.

Relying on other businesses to tackle global warming is no longer an option. Each organization must take responsibility, verifying your organizations carbon footprint is a great first step to working towards this.

Benefits of verifying your carbon footprint

  • Compliance  - demonstrates to external stakeholders that the footprint is transparent, credible and reliable. And assures reporting is accurate, relevant and consistent over time for internal management reporting
  • Increase sales - differentiates you from competitors within your supply chain and supports tendering requirements
  • Cost savings – avoid penalties for inaccurate reporting
  • Manage reputational risk - demonstrates data is reliable and robust enough to withstand media scrutiny
  • Improve corporate reputation – transparency gives confidence to stakeholders
  • Attract investment  - demonstrates integrity of data 
  • Work towards carbon neutrality - a proven best practice calculation allowing you to focus on the most efficient abatement programs and helps you to avoid purchasing more offset credits than necessary

Why chose BSI to verify your carbon footprint?

As experts in this field we can verify your carbon footprint and as a result, you’ll understand the level of emissions you need to reduce and/or offset to become ‘carbon neutral’.

Our CFV service is delivered in accordance with the international management systems standard ISO 14064-1. Our process of third party verification embraces the highest standards of quality assurance and quality control procedures in the industry.  So you can be sure that the information we provide is a complete and totally reliable basis for improving your performance in monitoring and reporting emissions.

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