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A carbon footprint is an estimate of the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by a business or person in a given year, as a result of their activities. Different greenhouse gases have different potency levels, but as the most common greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide, we often refer to emissions as ‘carbon’ for short, abbreviated as ‘Co2e’ (carbon dioxide equivalents). Climate change refers to the long-term shift in temperatures and weather patterns, brought on my human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels which releases greenhouse gases in excess of pre-industrial levels. By measuring Co2e, we are able to advise where your business is having its greatest impact, which helps us to guide you to create your Net Zero Plan.
Emissions are broken down into three categories by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol:
Scope 1: All Direct emissions from the activities of an organisation or under their control. Emissions include the burning of fossil fuels for heating (gas, oil, coal, wood etc), tailgate emissions from company vehicles and leaks from air-conditioning units.
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from electricity purchased and used by the organisation. Emissions are created during the generation of the energy and used by the organisation.
Scope 3: All other indirect emissions from activities of the organisation via sources that they do not own or control. These cover emissions associated with business travel, employee commuting, procurement, waste and water.
Scope 3 emissions are much more difficult to measure than Scope 1 and 2, but they often account for over 80% of a organisation’s carbon footprint. Flotilla look to measure as much of Scope 3 as possible, as well as Scopes 1 and 2.
The Flotilla Net Zero Platform calculation is based on over 1000 conversion factors from multiple sources of government and academic data, follows the GHG Protocol, and is fully SECR compliant. Our data sets and methodology have been endorsed by leading climate scientist Professor Piers Forster and his team from the Priestley International Centre for Climate. We align our carbon reduction goals with science-based targets, which enable your business to adhere to the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to within 1.5 degrees, and therefore significantly reduce the risks and impact of climate change.
The journey to Net Zero isn’t something you can effectively delegate to one employee and forget about; to effectively measure, monitor and reduce, you need to get your team on board. With the right engagement strategy, you can turn your workforce in the driving force behind your green machine!
Our pricing is specific to each client, and is based on the turnover of your organisation, the number of employees and the number of sites. Flotilla’s aim is to guide you on your journey to net zero, and work with you throughout this process. For this reason, our pricing is on a monthly subscription basis, as we provide ongoing tracking reports which become embedded into your existing management reporting process, thereby allowing you to track progress on your journey to net zero. Post onboarding, our SaaS fee starts from £595pm. Get in touch for a free no obligation quote.
Net Zero will require rapid decarbonisation and, therefore, companies should look to set a science-based target for emissions reduction as part of its Net Zero strategy. Having these targets in place mean businesses can demonstrate a credible commitment to reducing emissions as part of their Net Zero strategy.
Unfortunately, we are not going to all be Net Zero tomorrow and eliminating all emissions is going to be difficult, particularly in the short term. We can, however, demonstrate that we are taking every action possible today to take responsibility for our impact.
This is where offsetting can play a vital role in the transition to Net Zero. Following the principles of the Science Based Target’s Net Zero Standard businesses are required to achieve full emissions reductions of 90-95% of emissions and offset the remaining 5-10% via projects that remove carbon from the atmosphere. Investment in projects to support future carbon removal is required, at scale, for businesses to claim Net Zero in their target year. In addition, while progressing towards achieving this, Flotilla encourages its customers to invest in international carbon offsetting projects that contribute towards global carbon neutrality such as rainforest protection and peat bog preservation in the Amazon.
Carbon offset credits allows your business to invest in climate solutions outside of your value chain. One carbon credit represents one tonne of CO2 removed or prevented from entering the atmosphere. Buying a carbon offset credit means investing in projects that have a positive impact on the environment. Once you’ve bought a carbon offset credit, no one else can purchase it. This is to make sure your investment goes straight to a certified project and the credit cannot be counted again by being sold more than once.