Understanding and offsetting your carbon footprint

10 Nov, 2016

Most businesses will have a carbon footprint, which is an estimate of the impact on climate change. Your carbon footprint is calculated by estimating CO2 and other harmful greenhouse gases; methane and nitrous oxide.

We are a national business and visit our clients twice a year to review their systems. Through these auditing activities, as a company we created a total of 3,176 assessor miles last year.

To offset this, we have donated the offset of 2 metric tons of co2 into a certified carbon reduction project, run by Carbon Footprint Ltd.

This included planting two trees in the West Midlands, thereby offsetting carbon dioxide emissions, helping to prevent climate change, and creating space for wildlife.

carbon-certificateYou can calculate your business’ carbon footprint here and find out more about ways to become ‘carbon neutral’ and reduce your impact on the environment.

After you have calculated your impact and offset it, the next stage is to look for ways to reduce it.

Are you concerned by your environmental impact? Are you currently measuring your impact or setting environmental objectives? Talk to us about how implementing an ISO 14001 Environmental Management system could help.

An environmental management certificate goes a long way in reassuring customers who take an active interest in environmental performance that they are working with a company which promotes a shared environmental ethos. Look to improve efficiency, reduce costs and differentiate from your competitors by becoming more environmentally aware.

To improve your knowledge and understanding of your environmental responsibilities, book a place on our upcoming Environmental Management Training Course held in Worcester in March 2017. Find out more about this course

Sources: The Guardian, Carbon Footprint Ltd

ISO Quality Services Ltd are proud to specialise in the implementation and certification of the Internationally recognised ISO and BS EN Management Standards.

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