Emisoft’s GHG123 system helps organisations to measure, report and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the targets of the EU’s 2020 climate and energy package is a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared with 1990 levels. A proposed measure for meeting this target is traceable and transparent carbon footprint reporting. Knowledge of their carbon footprint – the sum of all activities that result in GHG emissions – helps companies, cities and countries to track progress toward meeting their climate targets. Moreover, carbon footprint reporting can be used to gain recognition for corporate sustainability and social responsibility.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which is a global accounting and reporting standard, provides guidance in preparing a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory. However, for companies with complex business activities, more comprehensive and detailed assessments may be required.
Emisoft helps organisations to credibly calculate and report the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from their value chain. Common categories are fuel consumption, electricity, business travel, transport, waste and material consumption.
The Emisoft GHG123 software may be integrated to gather data from multiple internal and external sources, providing a traceable and transparent snapshot of overall consumption and environmental impact. GHG123 reporting helps to reveal inefficiencies and waste, and identifies opportunities to reduce emissions and costs.
The software provides greenhouse gas reports in formats required for CDP, GRI and other reporting standards.
There are incentives, and in some cases requirements, for companies to disclose the total emissions generated by their business activities. Companies that report their carbon footprint may be given priority for contracts, as carbon accounting is associated with improved efficiency, better supply chain management and higher brand value. Additionally, organisations are able to identify and measure results from improved operations, such as switching to renewable energy sources and energy-efficient equipment.
Emisoft’s carbon footprint reporting system creates resiliency by preparing an organisation to respond to potential future challenges, such as new legislation and mounting climate risks.
In an effort to reduce carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, more and more countries, cities and municipalities are introducing requirements for carbon footprint reporting. Customers, vendors, partners and investors are placing an ever-higher emphasis on sustainability disclosures.
Emisoft’s GHG123 software can be used by small or large companies as a standard solution, or as a starting point for Emisoft’s scalable, customised environmental management software built to fit business processes and reporting requirements.
Emisoft has been developing environmental accounting software solutions since 1992 for a range of commercial industries. Its customers include the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency and multinational petrochemical producer Borealis, as well as the Norwegian companies Equinor, Lerøy Seafood Group and Norsk Hydro.
12. Responsible consumption and production
Carbon footprint accounting helps organisations to measure, report and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.