Corporate Carbon Footprint (ISO 14064, GHG)

Corporate Carbon Footprint is the sum of the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions caused by a company or legal entity as a result of all its activities for 1 year. Its unit is tons of CO2 equivalent.

There are many greenhouse gases identified under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. However, in order for the comparison to be possible and meaningful, global warming potentials have been determined for all greenhouse gases and the unit of all greenhouse gas effects has been arranged as CO2 equivalent.

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There are many greenhouse gases identified under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. However, in order for the comparison to be possible and meaningful, global warming potentials have been determined for all greenhouse gases and the unit of all greenhouse gas effects has been arranged as CO2 equivalent.

Organization-level emissions of greenhouse gases, which are gaining importance day by day, are calculated and reported within the framework of the GHG protocol and ISO 14064 standard. GHG protocol and ISO 14064 standard .

Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, calculated within the framework of the ISO 14064:2018 standard and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standards by the GHG Protocol, refer to the greenhouse gas emissions because of the activities of a company.

Corporate Carbon Footprint Diagram

The exponential growth in the industry after the Second World War brought about the uncontrolled consumption of resources and many environmental problems. Global warming, which is considered the biggest of these problems, has evolved into the title of ‘climate change’ as of the Paris Agreement and has become a concept that needs to be studied on a wider scale.

After the European Green Deal signed by 55 countries, measures were taken covering many industrial sectors and it became necessary to monitor the corporate carbon footprints of many sectors with the “Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)”. The corporate carbon footprint, which was calculated for environmental responsibility, supplier demand or advertising and market strategies until recently, is now calculated and reported annually by many companies.

Quantitative measurement is the first step to analyze where a company, institution or organization is in terms of environmental sustainability. After the calculation and making sense of the data at hand, strategies for the future are created. As a result of the implementation of action plans that include the steps to be taken in the near and medium future, greenhouse gas reductions are achieved.

Day by day, corporate carbon footprint management is becoming an important component of many companies’ strategic planning.

While calculating the Corporate Carbon Footprint, the following steps are followed;

Boundary Definition

It is important to determine the system boundaries; this is the first stage of carbon footprint assessment. Three scopes are available: Scope 1 (Direct carbon footprint), Scope 2 (Indirect carbon footprint) and Scope 3 (Other indirect carbon footprint).

Data Collection

During the data collection process, the necessary data of the company is collected through the data template we have prepared as Metsims. In this process, the Metsims team provides the necessary support.

Calculation

Once data collected, calculations are made using appropriate and accepted reference emission factors. With its access to global and sectoral LCA databases, Metsims can calculate all the emissions within the scope 1,2,3

Assessment

After calculations, hotspots are determined and evaluated further. Reporting is done based on the assessed and evaluated results.

Verification

The calculation may optionally be subject to verification by independent third parties to be determined by the company. During the process, Metsims is always on hand to address any shortcomings.

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Meet our Corporate Carbon Footprint Consultants

Orhan Atacan

Sustainability Manager

Ali Rüzgar

Sustainability Senior Advisor

Yıldıray Yılmaz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Can Sönmez

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Furkan Can Akalın

Sustainability Consultant

Orhan Atacan

Sustainability Manager

Ali Rüzgar

Sustainability Senior Advisor

Yıldıray Yılmaz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Can Sönmez

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Furkan Can Akalın

Sustainability Consultant

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