Carbon Footprint

The impact of climate change has never been so palpable. The climate determines the conditions of life: food security, water stress, economic activity, and human security.

If we do not remedy the situation, these are some of the already visible consequences we will increasingly face:

  • Rising frequency of extreme weather events.
  • Polar thaw and sea-level rise.
  • Ocean acidification.
  • Soil desertification.
  • Increase of climate migrations.
  • Loss of biodiversity and extinction of species.

Objectives

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are responsible for the current climate crisis. The main GHGs are water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), etc. ALLCOT offers companies an inventory of the emissions for which a corporation, product, or service is responsible and provides different options to mitigate them, both through compensation and reduction.

Methodology

The Carbon Footprint report is the result of the study of GHG emissions generation based on the
following scopes:

Scope 1: Direct emissions associated with fuel consumption associated with all activities that are under the operational control of your organization. Examples include the consumption associated with heating, cooking, maintenance of machinery and equipment, as well as its own fleet of vehicles, along with fugitive emissions and refills of its air conditioning devices.

Scope 2: indirect emissions associated with electricity consumption related to lighting and air conditioning, among others.

Scope 3: other indirect emissions, such as water consumption, product purchase, waste generation, employee transfer, travel and business stays, as well as suppliers and subcontractors.
As a minimum reporting criterion, organizations choose the study of scopes 1 and 2. As a differentiating criterion, organizations delve into the calculation of emissions for scope 3. This far more complex scope, but not impossible to calculate, provides real, transparent and acceptable value for all its stakeholders. It allows you to know truthfully what the risks your organization faces and how they can be mitigated.
ALLCOT will evaluate with you which actors in scope 3 are indispensable for your study based on the present needs of your Organization to define your baseline and thus improve it over the years in a qualitative and quantitative manner.

In ALLCOT we quantify, evaluate and help design your mitigation and sustainability strategy
through:

1) Carrying out inventory, accounting and analysis of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) to calculate your Carbon Footprint and generate your Report, based on:

  • Data collection and evaluation of sources of information.
  • Selection of internationally approved calculation methodology (ISO 14064; PAS 2050; GHG Protocol or others). In addition, our goal is to always use the most relevant and reliable data sources for our calculations to ensure accurate results. For flight emissions, we follow established best practices by calculating Emissions based on the Radiative Forcing Index (RFI) to consider the highest emissions caused at high altitude compared to ground level. This reflects a multiplier of 1.9 for the flight emissions using RFI as defined by one of the most commonly used and reputable sources for this conversion, the UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting.
  • Establishment of limits, exclusions and uncertainty.

 

2) Assessment of your Carbon Footprint for the definition of strategies to reduce and compensate your Carbon Footprint.

3) Alignment of your Organization's objectives with the 2030 Agenda: identification of SDGs.
To this end, ALLCOT will make available the set of projects that, from our own portfolio, best suits
the strategy of your Organization.

Benefits

To be able to reverse its negative impact on climate change.

  • ¬†Possibility to draw up a continuous strategy with traceable indicators of progress in the
    sustainability of the organization against its stakeholders.
  • Cost savings and improved process efficiency.
  • Adaptation to current legal regulations and advance to the necessary regulations.
  • Acquire brand value and an added quality badge.
  • It links the organization’s social responsibility to the United Nations Sustainable
    Development Goals.

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