Is there a requirement that your company can document its climate footprint? Or should an overview of your company’s CO2e emissions be the starting point for a climate action plan? Regardless of the motivation behind it, the climate statement is an important tool to ensure your company’s competitiveness.
With a climate account, you can calculate your company’s emissions of greenhouse gases over a defined period – typically one year. It gives you an overview of the CO2e emissions associated with different consumption areas in your company. You can use this knowledge to map where there is potential to optimize and thereby reduce your company’s climate footprint. Or to document your company’s CO2e emissions to your customers and other stakeholders.
How does a climate account create value?
For many companies, being able to document the climate footprint and how work is being done to reduce it can be decisive for competitiveness. Partly because customers on the market are increasingly demanding transparency and sustainable action. And partly because the legislation is developing in a direction where CO2 reporting, and reduction become a condition.
The sooner you start making a climate account, the sooner you are on your way to being able to document your climate footprint and map the initiatives that can lower CO2 emissions. At the same time, climate data also provides better access to financing, as future investment opportunities for your company will hardly be exempt from the assessment of climate risks.
Get off to a good start
If it is the first time you are making a CO2e calculation, there are numerous things you need to be aware of. Primarily you need to be thorough with setting the framework for your reporting. Are you reporting your climate footprint on a company level and product level? And are you including scope 3 in your calculations? Next, you need to consider, how you create a quality-assured database for the calculation of your CO2e emissions.
The decisions are many, and the first climate statement may seem complex to prepare, but it is extremely important to get the process started well. It is crucial to prepare a fair and usable climate account that can act as a baseline for your company’s green development.
Shall we help you get off to a good start? Have a non-binding chat with our expert on the area, Jens.
Skal vi hjælpe dig godt fra start? Tag en uforpligtende snak med vores ekspert på området, Jens.
How we make a climate account
At the scoping workshop, NGS in collaboration with the customer sets the framework for the climate work. Among other things limitations regarding scopes.
Customer involvement: 1-2 resources of 1-2 hours (typically an accountant with insight in energy-related invoices)
Based on the agreed framework, the customer collects the necessary data.
Customer involvement: 1-2 resources of 4-8 hours.
NGS ensures the quality of the collected data. The customer supplements with additional data in case of any deficiencies.
Customer involvement: 1-2 resources of 1-2 hours
Based on the gathered, quality assured data NGS prepares the climate account.
Customer involvement: 0 resources
NGS presents the customer for the final climate account.
Customer involvement: 1+ resources of 1 hour.
The next step is a (climate)action plan
Once you have found out how much (or how little) CO2e your company emits, we help you figure out where to act. We help find the potential and create good and realistic goals.
Finally, we prepare a climate action plan for the implementation of the CO2e-reduced initiatives. Then you are well on your way to a greener future.