Measurement of corporate carbon emissions
CORPORATE CARBON FOOTPRINT
YOU CAN NOT IMPROVE WHAT YOU DON’T MEASURE
Any climate and eco-responsibility strategy must start with calculating the carbon footprint to understand the climate impact of an organization and target appropriate and effective greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction initiatives. We measure the emissions of your buildings to give you back control and knowledge of your corporate carbon footprint!
We calculate your carbon footprint on 4 categories, that are high GHG emitters: production, energy, waste management and transport.
What is the carbon footprint?
The carbon footprint is a measure of the impact of a person, a company or an activity on the climate. It is a carbon status report.
The carbon footprint represents the total quantity of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted directly (Scope 1) or indirectly (Scope 2 and 3) by this person, company or activity within a given perimeter and for a given year.
Will Solutions calculates the carbon footprint for the building’s perimeter (commercial, industrial, agricultural, institutional, etc.) and for the following emission sectors: Energy, Transportation, Waste and Production.
It is called carbon footprint because the effect of each GHG is converted into carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), the main GHG emitted.
Our carbon footprint assessment service is aimed at all organizations wishing to measure the carbon emissions of their buildings in order to increase the performance of their business, while improving their environmental assessment. Organizations wishing to commit to achieving carbon neutrality can also do so with us.
Why should you measure your corporate carbon footprint with Will
Discover the main sources of GHG emissions from your operations, and benefit from an overview of your emissions, thanks to a detailed, customized emissions report.
Get tailor-made emissions reduction recommendations for your buildings, facilities and supply chain.
Guide the commercial and subcontracting decisions of your organization.
Improve your corporate ESG score and report GHG data with confidence.
Want to know more about our Carbon Footprint services?
WILL Solutions has offered its carbon expertise for nearly two decades to organizations wishing to increase the performance of their operations while reducing their environmental footprint. The calculation of the carbon footprint is made according to the steps below and under the requirements of the International Standard ISO 14064-1: 2018.
How do we realize your corporate carbon footprint?
Our scope of expertise and calculation is the building, whether institutional, commercial or industrial. We do not calculate emissions linked to agricultural land use or deforestation, but we can refer you to expert partners.
Our carbon footprint service is based on the greenhouse gas emissions accounting principles of the international standard ISO 14064-1: 2018. That is, the categorization of GHG emissions according to scopes 1, 2 and 3 is taken into account.
What are the scopes 1, 2 and 3 defined in a carbon footprint?
- Scope 1: the scope 1 defines direct emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG). These emissions are directly emitted by the organization. For instance, the heating of offices, gas leaks from air conditioning systems, and emissions of vehicles owned by the organization would all be considered as part of scope 1.
- Scope 2: the scope 2 encompasses indirect emissions of GHG related to energy. Most of the scope 2 emissions would be linked to the production process when the organization purchases or produce electricity.
- Scope 3: the scope 3 covers other indirect emissions of GHG. It is a wide scope by nature and most often the one which generates most emissions. For example, commuting to work, purchasing of goods, raw materials and services, end of life of the products, and generated waste… It is essential to take the scope 3 into account as part of your carbon footprint measurement, to have a holistic vision and address your eco-responsibility strategy with efficiency and integrity.
This GHG emissions report allows you to identify avenues for eco-responsible practices and technologies, which will subsequently reduce your company’s carbon footprint, quickly and effectively.
This corporate carbon footprint is done in 4 steps:
1. Meeting and definition of the scopes of calculation
2. Collect data
3. Calculate carbon footprint
4. Conceptualize and deliver the carbon footprint report including a plan of reduction opportunities with tailor-made recommendations
Take control of your carbon emissions
To start, tell us more about yourself! It will help us qualify your request and deliver better service, faster.
Corporate Carbon Footprint form
Carbon footprint audit
Have you already done a carbon assessment in-house or with another service provider?
Contact us to carry out an audit of your carbon footprint measurement. You will be able to know if your carbon footprint corresponds to international standards, calculation methods or if all scopes have been taken into account. You will be able to know if you are eligible for a no-cost membership to our Sustainable Community.
FAQ: mesure d’empreinte carbone
1. Why should you measure your GHG emissions as an organization?
First, it allows the organization to understand its impact on the environment and to identify the most important sources of emissions, in order to take measures to effectively reduce its emissions in its most polluting sectors of activity. It can then make better environmentally responsible decisions based on the qualitative and quantitative data it has obtained on its emissions.
Measuring GHG emissions can also be useful to meet regulatory requirements and the demands of customers, investors or employees, who are increasingly sensitive to environmental issues and ESG (environment, social and governance) measures.
Finally, measuring GHG emissions can help organizations improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs, while contributing to the fight against climate change.
2. Does the carbon footprint take into account the emission of other greenhouse gases?
Yes, the carbon footprint takes into account the emissions of all greenhouse gases (GHG), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and fluorinated gases (HFC, PFC, SF6, etc).
As CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and the most studied, it is used as a reference to facilitate the measurement and evaluation of the climate impact of emissions.
Thus, the carbon footprint measures the total climate impact of an activity, product or service in CO2 equivalent (or CO2e) taking into account all types of GHG emissions it generates.
3. What kind of GHG reduction recommendations do you make in the carbon footprint analysis?
At the end of each carbon footprint analysis, Will Solutions provides clients with a customized list of GHG reduction project recommendations based on the organization’s most polluting sectors.
Some of these projects may be eligible for Will Solutions’ Sustainable Community, but others may not.
An analysis of the impact these projects could have on the carbon footprint is also provided.
To facilitate the implementation of these projects, Will Solutions also delivers suggestions for experts and grant solutions to implement these GHG reduction projects.
4. Are your calculation methods based on a recognized standard?
Yes. Our quantification team is trained according to internationally recognized methods of the GHG Protocol and ISO 14 064 parts 1, 2 and 3 on the updated 2018 and 2019 versions. We calculate all carbon footprints following these two quality standards.
Once the carbon footprint is done, what are my next steps?
Have you already done a carbon footprint with Will Solutions? Make the most of your new carbon knowledge by reducing, monetizing and offsetting your emissions!
Reduce my GHG emissions according to the recommendations in my carbon footprint report.
Reducing emissions is the next step. After carrying out your carbon assessment, carry out carbon reduction projects. These will allow you to reduce your corporate environmental footprint.
Do you want to be rewarded for your GHG reduction efforts? Join the WILL’s Sustainable Community for free. We calculate and aggregate your reduced tons of CO2, convert them into carbon credits and return most of the sales to you. Monetize your carbon reductions simply!
Offset my GHG emissions by purchasing local, certified and verified carbon credits.
Once your reduction projects have been completed, there remains a part of the emissions that cannot be reduced.
It may be time to offset your incompressible carbon footprint! WILL Solutions offers quality carbon credits, available through the GHG reduction projects of small businesses and organizations here in Quebec (and soon in Ontario).