and other organisations
Most of the European companies come not obliged to report to public
authorities on their carbon emissions, neither come they subject to
meet compulsory limits under the European Emissions Trade System.
But more and more increases the number of companies that freely
decide to engage in monitoring and voluntary reporting on their
carbon footprint, and getting external certificates on that (see on
the left) and/or by adhering to an ad hoc public
programme*. Which is seen as a sound policy of
transparency before their shareholders and clients.
(*) For example, the
EMAS Verified environment management,
or the Catalan Government's
Programa d'Acords Voluntaris (Voluntary Commitment Programme).
your organisation has assumed as part of its Corporate Social
Responsibility an environmental commitment, it will be fundamental for
you to know which is the impact of the company's current activities
on global carbon emissions, since this is a first step towards
adopting measures that reduce -directly or indirectly- that carbon
footprint. On the first place by means of reducing your direct
energy-consumption (electricity, fossil fuels, ..) as well and the indirect one
(staff's trips, logistic services, ..).
And eventually by means of
totally that impact on global emissions that is unavoidable in the short run for
[Specific for companies that come obliged to report
emissions under the European Trade System:
INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
house consumes electricity, which, at least in the short run, comes
mostly from power plants that generate important quantities of CO2
emissions. The house also likely consume 'natural gas' for heating
and cooking, so producing direct carbon emissions. And we should not
forget of the use of private cars, which is also a relevant source of
direct CO2 emissions; as well as of your leisure or
holidays trips, be by plane, train or ship, which also imply a proportional
share on relevant carbon emissions.
determine your carbon footprint at the individual-family level is
the first step to be aware of this environmental reality, and then
to take a proactive attitude towards reducing your direct and
indirect contribution to the accumulation of CO2 into the atmosphere,
the main GHG, and through it, to the climate change.
attitude that you might besides decide to complement by
that contribution to global emissions that be at present unavoidable for you.
on the latter
feel free to contact us !