Carbon Footprint Measurement

5 May 2012

carbon footprintWhat is Your Carbon Footprint?

By Noel McArdle

Why should you measure your Carbon Footprint?

 Effective from July 2012, your Customers will increasingly require all of their supplier companies to be able to advise them of the size of their carbon footprint.

Your customers, in turn, will need to report their own carbon emissions to their

These clients will need to add up all of the carbon emissions from their supply

Those businesses who are in a position to specify their carbon footprint to their customers, are more likely to gain a competitive marketing supply advantage over their competitors.

In addition, working to becoming carbon neutral, helps fulfil your firm’s social obligations by invigorating struggling rural communities by providing a new income source from carbon farming.

Your firm will also be reducing climate impact.

ECO can measure the carbon footprint of your business. The size of your footprint is determined by factors, such as:

Electricity consumption
Motor Vehicle usage
Air Travel
Journeys to Work by Staff
Couriers & Taxis
Paper Usage & Advertising Publications
Occupancy costs
Recycling (abatement)
Externalities: – Avoiding buying into the Carbon Footprint of other companys (Abatement)

Our philosophy is firstly to help your business measure its current level of carbon emission.
Secondly, we work with you to reduce your carbon emissions to whatever is the minimum needed in your day-to-day business requirements of delivering your firm’s services.
It is our belief, that only as the final and ultimate step, in becoming ‘carbon neutral’, should you business consider purchasing carbon offsets.

For a further in-depth explanation about Carbon Offsets – Click Here

Only once you have reduced your firm’s carbon emissions – to whatever minimum level is consistent with your firm being able to continue to deliver your products and services to market – should you even consider purchasing Carbon Offsets. In other words, the purchase of Carbon Offsets should only be done as the very last resort and carried out only to offset the balance of those carbon emissions which inevitably remain when everything else has been done to reduce unnecessary emissions. This is the point at which ECO will we be happy to supply your business with whatever carbon offset credits are needed to offset the balance of your emissions and make your business carbon neutral. This is our philosophy.

This process means that, financially, you reduce paying for more additional carbon emissions than what is absolutely necessary in becoming carbon neutral.

For a further in-depth explanation about a Carbon Footprint – Click Here

If your business is able to offer a carbon neutral product, then your clients in turn do not have to account for the carbon overhead contained in your products/services. This is known as “Greening the Supply Chain”.  ECO are able to offer you carbon offsets which have been derived from carbon sequestrations (carbon farming) from native Australian trees – otherwise know as carbon sequestration or bio-sequestration.

In marketing terms, this means your company becomes Carbon Neutral with an edge in the marketplace.

Our goal is for you to become carbon neutral at a cost neutral expense.

Let us show you how!

Eco Carbon Offsets
South Australia
0412 256 255

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