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).