A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent (called CO2e).
Looking forward, businesses will encounter significantly increased pressure to reduce their contribution to climate change. Some of the anticipated issues and risks influencing businesses include more stringent regulatory requirements, government commitments, rising operational costs and shifting consumer values. Many businesses will likely experience a greater degree of scrutiny over their carbon footprint and will need to develop carbon accounting and management policies and strategies to remain competitive in the marketplace.
QuickCarbon users get access to an easy-to-use, comprehensive tool set to measure, track, report and manage their organization’s greenhouse gas inventory in a secure web environment. Users with very basic information about greenhouse gas calculation standards can easily calculate their corporate emissions without researching calculations methodologies, relevant emission factors or activity coefficients and/or using a GHG consultant. Using Quickcarbon saves time and money for an organization that reports its GHG emissions data every year.