Carbon management is a way for you to manage and reduce your carbon emissions and will help you contribute to reaching the Scottish Government’s target of a collective reduction of carbon emissions of 80% by 2050.
Every resource your organisation makes use of (from energy and water consumption to stationery purchases) is monitored and given a carbon value. This allows you to determine the scale of your impact, the cost of resource use and begins the process of putting in place a long-term strategy for reduction of those impacts.
Carbon management is an essential process for any organisation mandated to report to the Government through schemes such as Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), the UK Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) or Public Bodies Climate Change Duties reporting. Improving your carbon management may help to:
- Reduce costs by analysing your carbon footprint and spotting opportunities for efficiencies.
- Retain customers by demonstrating your commitment to managing your carbon footprint.
- Differentiate from your competitors through a strong statement of action.
Our carbon management services
We have experience in providing carbon management services, training and advice to the public and private sectors and can offer the following support:
Carbon baseline and footprinting
We can provide technical and support services to help your organisation identify its major carbon emission sources, quantify them and track them to determine potential for reduction and the impact of any reduction plans that you undertake.
This will involve sign posting to available tools, on-site support to populate those footprinting tools and next steps advice on using this information to reduce carbon and costs.
Carbon management implementation support
It’s not just about footprinting; you will need to develop a strategy that will determine how the whole organisation responds to the challenge of managing carbon emissions. This means using existing management and communication structures or creating new ones to help in data and information gathering, reporting and implementing projects that reduce emissions whilst improving efficiency.
We can provide assistance in creating a carbon management strategy that will fit your requirements – this includes deciding on governance, management and reporting structures as well as creation of policy and procedures required.
Carbon management training and behaviour change
We are able to offer technical and change management experience through carbon management training or one-off interventions. We can provide technical training on quantification of carbon emissions based on Government guidance, provide training events on project identification and also behaviour change and leadership workshops to effect cultural change in your organisation.