Services & tools to calculate the environmental impact of your service
Consumers and businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of their services and supply choices. Increased coverage of sustainability issues has helped to put this to the forefront of decision making. A service footprint assessment can help you to understand and reduce the environmental impact of your service(s) and help you to differentiate your brand.
Service Footprint assessments, including life cycle assessments of the associated carbon emissions, are rapidly becoming more common for delivery, travel and construction services. By assessing the environmental impacts of a service throughout its entire life cycle, you will be able to identify 'hot-spots' for cost and emission reductions throughout the service.
As part of a service footprint, we can provide you with either a service report or tool:
- An assessment of the environmental footprint of your service
- Detailed report with a breakdown of your service's emissions / footprint
- Support during the data collection process
- Recommendations to reduce your product emissions / footprint after the assessment
- Marketing support
- A bespoke tool to track and measure the environmental footprint of your service
- A multi user tool to allow emissions calculations for your service
- Support during the tool development and tool use training
- Annual verification of the data input to allow use of our Carbon Footprint Standard Assessed Service logo
- Marketing support
The Carbon Footprint Standard - The results of the assessment will help your company to reduce the emissions and costs associated with your service. Following the assessment you will be licensed to use the Carbon Footprint Standard Assessed Service logo:
A Service Footprint can be provided through three different approaches:
Service Report- This is used to assess an already operational service, the data from the previous year is assessed to allow use of our standard for a year period.
Service Tool- This can be used for an already operational service or developed to allow tracking going forward with the data verification, providing the standard, after a year of data input.
Service Calculation Verification- For those wanting to complete their own assessments, we can help by providing you with methodologies and/or suitable emission factors. We also offer third party verifications of the assessments to bring confidence in your calculations and to enable you to use the carbon footprint standard logo.
Service Carbon Neutrality
After completing a service footprint, through one of the above methods, make your service carbon neutral by offsetting the associated carbon emissions. We offer a wide range of high quality carbon offsetting projects along with support in drafting carbon management plans and marketing.
Other areas of your service footprint that can be assessed include:
- Water footprint
- Plastic footprint
- Fossil fuel footprint
- Land use footprint
- Sustainable sourcing (wood, palm oil, toxic chemicals, ozone etc)
Tailored support is available on request depending on level of requirement. Contact us to find out more.
Our Industry Experience
We have experience working with a wide range of industries to assess their service footprints including:
"[The] study has been fantastic for us as it gives the quantitative data we require to show our NHS customers how U-drain reduces plastic waste astronomically compared to current practice." - Ged Murphy, Managing Director, U-Drain Ltd
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