The Corporate Carbon Footprint
Applying suitable calculation methods paves the way to the Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF), which describes the total GHG emissions (including CO2 emissions) caused directly or indirectly by a company’s business activities. The CCF provides an overview of where exactly in the operational processes and value chain greenhouse gas emissions occur and how high they are, thus producing reliable data which companies can then base their reduction targets on. Because drastically decreasing these emissions is a crucial step in a comprehensive approach to climate protection. But why is it so important for an enterprise to reduce its own GHG emissions and completely avoid them in the long term?
Focusing on Agenda 2030
In the Paris Agreement of 2015, the governments of the world have committed to keep the global rise in temperature well below 2 °C (3.6 °F) above pre-industrial levels, and to continue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 °C (2.7 °F). In order to achieve this, GHG emissions would have to be cut in half by 2030 — and drop to zero by 2050. There is only limited time to act.
A passion for sustainability
With a comprehensive portfolio of sustainability services, DEKRA is capable of supporting its customers in reaching their GHG reduction targets along their entire value chain. Our experts are passionate advocates for sustainability and trusted advisors to the industry. They offer instruction, coaching, and training in management strategies or independent inspections and also work to integrate an ecological consciousness into the customers’ processes. This can entail developing and implementing internal sustainability standards or measuring GHG emissions as well as preparing a plan to reduce them. DEKRA also offers services in documenting carbon neutrality, serves as a testing center or supports in the area of regulatory compliance.