Corporate carbon footprint is the total amount of climate change inducing greenhouse gas emission from all activities of a corporation. To calculate this, the total energy and fossil fuel use, waste generated by food and beverage consumption and transportation emissions are taken into account.
Calculating corporation carbon footprints is crucial for combating climate change. The Directive on the Monitoring of Greenhouse Gas Emissions published in the Official Gazette number 28274 and taken into action on 25 April 2012 states that facilities performing greenhouse emitting activities such as electricity and steam production, cement, iron, steel, aluminum processing etc. should be monitored and reported. These annual reports will become obligatory in 2016 and are to cover the emissions of 2015. Therefore, especially companies under this directive are recommended to start working for carbon management as soon as possible while those excluded may prefer to build their infrastructure and prepare for future liabilities.
Carbon footprint reduction reports are analyses that direct companies to reduce their emissions, and if that is not possible, determine where it is not and to perform neutralization studies. Companies will be able to buy carbon credits through carbon management studies, therefore be able to stand out as carbon neutral companies even if they cannot reduce their own emissions by balancing it out with the purchased credit.
ERKE, with its expert sustainability team, provides integrated and process oriented carbon management, reduction and neutralization consultancy services to companies.