The first step in any carbon management strategy is to Measure your Carbon Footprint
All businesses are responsible to some degree for the emission of greenhouse gases.
Think about the activities of your company:
It’s inevitable that by simply conducting your business you are emitting green house gases into our atmosphere
Green Carbon can calculate your emissions. The result is your ‘carbon footprint’.
Measuring your carbon footprint is the first step in your organisation becoming part of the solution to climate change.
Value for your company:
The general goal of this type of audit will be to give you an estimation of your Carbon Footprint that would be within plus or minus 10% of the figure that we would achieve with a comprehensive audit, but with much reduced costs. Often the largest areas of Greenhouse Gas emissions such as fuel, electricity, and manufacturing are very easy and quick to gather and calculate, and then the majority of time (and expense), is spent on other areas.
The advantage of this type of audit is that it is relatively quick, easy and cheap, however the disadvantage is that this type of audit cannot be used in any 'Carbon Neutral' claims, as it is not a standards-compliant audit. If you are simply seeking for a rough idea of your organisations carbon footprint, then this is an affordable option.
Costs are $500 + GST to set up an account with Green Carbon (if yo do not already have one), and then $150 + GST per hour for data collection and report writing. Total costs are generally around $1,000 - $2,000 + GST, but can be higher for larger or more complex organisations.
Once you have an estimation of your organisation's Carbon Footprint, you can purchase the recommended amount of Carbon Credits from Green Carbon and enable your organisation to become 'Green Carbon: Carbon Friendly Certified.'
The advantage of this assessment is that it gives you a recognised Certification from us. It can be used as the first step in becoming properly 'Carbon Neutral', and will be recognised as having been done to all the worlds best practices in this area.
The disadvantage of this option is that it can be much more time consuming and expensive than the Estimation option.
Costs are $500 + GST to set up an account with Green Carbon (if you don't already have one), and then $150 + GST per hour for data collection and report writing. Total costs are often around $5,000 + GST, but can be as high as $20,000 + GST or more depending on the size of the organisation and the complexity of the measurements required. Under this option, you can have our report independently verified or validated by a third party organisation, such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers. This shall be provided at an additional fee but is highly recommended by us if the carbon footprint established from your GHG Inventory is to be reported in shareholder reports, or used for making decisions with regard to any future carbon liability issues or opportunities of the company.
Once you have had your Carbon Footprint measured by us under this option, we will certify you as being 'Green Carbon: Carbon Measured Certified', which is to say that you have rigorously undergone a comprehensive assessment of your Carbon Footprint.