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 organisation's carbon footprint is becoming a big issue in the board room. Already forward thinking organisations have begun voluntarily declaring their GHG emissions for reasons such as risk management, cost reduction, brand protection and attracting socially responsible investment. And in the process, these organisations have prepared themselves for GHG legislation of tomorrow.
CFV (Carbon Footprint Verification) is fundamental to provide credibility. It reassures regulators, customers, employees, shareholders, potential investors, environmental groups, the media and even your competitors, of the integrity, completeness and transparency of the carbon footprint calculations. Any organisation that is actively measuring, or is establishing the procedures to arrive at its carbon footprint, irrespective of size, industry or location, could benefit from the additional rigour and expertise the CFV process brings.
Carbon Footprint Verification is relevant to all types of organisations.
- Those already reporting GHG emissions for mandatory schemes that want to widen the scope to cover the whole organisation
- Those in industries which are shortly going to be drawn into a mandatory GHG emissions scheme
- Those that are reporting voluntarily to initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project to implement ways to reduce carbon footprint
- Those smaller organisations looking for a manageable first step in promoting their contribution to the environment