Calculate, reduce and offset your carbon footprint
A carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person.
Such environmental impact is measured by undertaking a GHG emissions inventory analysis in accordance with recognized international standards.
ALLCOT provides businesses with a questionnaire to measure its current emissions. Contributing factors range from the level of business travel to water consumption, electricity use and employee commuting.
The carbon footprint is measured in volume of CO2 equivalent. Once you know the size of the footprint, it is possible to reduce emissions through various programs and implement an offset strategy.
We will work with you to develop a tailor-made emissions reduction plan. This will comprise aspects of several components, including the following:
Using renewable energy is a clear alternative to supporting the generation of CO2 emissions. There is a variety of technologies available. However, it is important to make a thorough assessment of which one(s) best suits your requirements.
The implementation of energy efficiency systems can reduce power consumption and save money. We advise our clients on which systems best fit their own applications.
Transport is a major contributor to global warming. It constitutes a significant proportion of a business’ direct activity, for example through a company car fleet, or indirectly through unavoidable business travel.
Offsetting CO2 emissions is based on the voluntary contribution of an amount of money proportional to the tonnes of CO2 emitted which have not been able to be reduced by other means. Specifically, that money is used to buy carbon credits with each one being equivalent to one tonne of CO2 emitted. This economic contribution is dedicated to projects in developing countries and they should:
The water footprint is an indicator of freshwater use that includes not only direct water use of a consumer or producer but also indirect water use.
While a direct water footprint refers to the use of water by a producer for production, manufacturing or maintenance activities; an indirect water footprint refers to the use of water in the producer’s distribution chain.
There are three kinds of water footprint:
Blue water footprint refers to consumption of blue water resources (surface and groundwater) along the supply chain of a product. ‘Consumption’ refers to the loss of water from the available ground-surface water body in a catchment area. Losses occur when water evaporates, returns to another catchment area or the sea or is incorporated into a product.
Green water footprint refers to consumption of green water resources (rainwater insofar as it does not become run-off).
Grey water footprint refers to pollution and is defined as the volume of freshwater that is required to assimilate the load of pollutants given natural background concentrations and existing ambient water quality standards.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a methodological tool used to measure the environmental impact of a product, process or system throughout its life cycle (from the raw materials to the end of life).
ISO certification is a technical specification that establishes the principles, requirements and guidelines for the quantification and communication of a carbon footprint.
ALLCOT validates that the company is carbon neutral by issuing an offset seal. Also, our company provides an offset certificate which illustrates the number of tonnes of CO2 offset by every single selected project.
ALLCOT provides a draft press release for communicating the sustainability initiative of our clients to the media. Traditionally, clients use this to engage local and industry media, as well as posting the press release on their website news section and blogs, where applicable. We also share clients’ sustainability actions through our own social media channels.
ALLCOT develops an effective sales and communication platform. This provides a hub for the sustainability initiative of our clients that can coordinate the communications, disseminate and archive all project information and updates to existing and new stakeholders. It may also host project data and images as well as a news section and an online store to enable our clients to sell carbon credits.
ALLCOT can create a tailor-made E-shop, a web-based “shopping cart”, on our client’s website offering a full range of emission neutralization packages. This e-shop allows our clients to enable their stakeholders to participate in their sustainability initiative.