Our Carbon Footprint Journey
Australian Concrete Mats Pty Ltd is taking climate action.
Australian Concrete Mats Pty Ltd is taking climate action by measuring and managing their carbon emissions.
Australian Concrete Mats Journey to Carbon Transparency
Australian Concrete Mats are committed to our responsibility to reduce impact on environment in our business and manufacturing operations.
We are grateful to Eco Norfolk team Denise Quintal and Michael Monaghan and Arantza Moratilla Guerrero (Master of Sustainability Capstone Project from University of Sydney) for their assistance and guidance through this journey.
- Contact Eco Norfolk here: email@example.com
- We have undertaken to our measuring through Trace. Link to our Trace portal here:
OUR JOURNEY THUS FAR…
Displaying the carbon footprint for a business is an important step in promoting sustainability and transparency. Here are the steps you can take to display a business’s carbon footprint:
Calculate the Carbon Footprint: – COMPLETED
Begin by calculating the carbon footprint of your business. This involves assessing the emissions generated from various activities such as energy consumption, transportation, manufacturing, and more. You can use carbon footprint calculators or consult with sustainability experts to ensure accuracy.
Gather Data: COMPLETED
Collect data on your business’s energy usage, transportation methods, waste production, and any other activities that contribute to carbon emissions. Make sure to include both direct emissions (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2 and 3) in your calculations.
Choose a Reporting Framework: COMPLETED
Select a recognized carbon reporting framework such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, ISO 14064, or industry-specific standards like the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) for certain sectors. These frameworks provide guidelines on how to measure and report carbon emissions.
Set a Baseline Year: COMPLETED
Establish a baseline year against which you will measure future emissions reductions. This helps in tracking progress over time.
Create an Emission Inventory: COMPLETED
Develop an emission inventory that lists all the sources of greenhouse gas emissions within your business. Categorize emissions by source (e.g., electricity, transportation) and type (e.g., CO2, methane).
Convert Data into Metrics: COMPLETED
Convert your emission data into easily understandable metrics, such as metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions. This allows for clear communication of your carbon footprint.
Visualize the Data: COMPLETED
Create visually appealing charts, graphs, or infographics to display your carbon footprint data. These visuals make it easier for stakeholders to grasp the information.
Include Context: IN DRAFT
Provide context for the data by explaining what the emissions represent and how they relate to your business operations. Highlight any emissions reduction initiatives or goals.
Publish a Sustainability Report: IN DRAFT
Compile your carbon footprint data along with other sustainability-related information into a comprehensive sustainability report. This report can be made available on your company website or distributed to stakeholders.
Engage Stakeholders: UNDERWAY
Engage with your employees, customers, investors, and the wider community to share the findings and actions your business is taking to reduce its carbon footprint. Transparency and communication are key.
Continuously update your carbon footprint data and sustainability report to reflect changes in your business operations and improvements in emissions reduction efforts.
Seek Certification: TO DO
Depending on your industry and goals, you may consider seeking certification from organizations like the Carbon Trust or becoming a part of carbon disclosure initiatives like CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).
By following these steps, Australian Concrete Mats are confident to publish our carbon footprint, demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, and are undertaking steps toward reducing our environmental impact.