Carbon Audit Process

Emission Statement takes great pride in the quality and thoroughness of its carbon audit and management processes. All auditors are trained by the GHG Institute and are members of relevant professional organisations including the Greenhouse Management Institute. All audits comply with the relevant ISO Standard (14064- 1 through to 14064-3) and follow a strict quality schedule.

1. Scoping Of Project

Understanding which business units, sites or products are to be audited, and to what level of detail, is the first step in the audit processThis can differ dependent on what the purpose, regulatory requirements and expected outcomes of the audit may be. Scope 1 and 2 emissions are mandatory audit areas (always included – see table below), whilst some flexibility is available with Scope 3 reporting areas. For Audits conducted purely for the purposes of NGER, only Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions need be included.

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2. Data Collection

The next step in the audit process is the collection of relevant data across all Scopes and Sites, assisted by our staff and supporting data collection tables. The Emission Statement hands on approach means that we are able to spend as much time on site as is necessary to collect all relevant data. For NGERS audits, this may be upwards of two to five days per site to ensure accuracy of information. The data collection process itself can also assist with engagement of other employees and departments alongside providing the necessary metrics.

3. On Site Walk-Around

Emission Statement will visit your site (s) to examine heating, lighting, machinery, office equipment, industrial processes, refrigeration, fuel use centres and waste disposal issues. We believe an accurate audit requires at least some level of site visitation to fully ensure all relevant areas (emission sources) are covered in the audit. Depending on scope, visits may be to sample group of sites where many individual premises are to be contained within scope (e.g.Hotel Chains).

4. Outputs: Report and Recommendations

The output of the audit is a detailed final report covering comprehensive emissions details, recommendations, benchmarking and analysis (including MACC Curves). For large scale energy users, an overview of future reporting or legislative issues is offered as an adjunct to themain report. Further information on Outputs can be found here.

5. Ongoing Calculation – Emission Statement Data Management Tools

Emission Statement  is also able to provide tools to assist with ongoing calculation of internal footprints. Such tools needn’t be expensive or highly complicated. In the event of a requirement for software tools for large scale users, Emission Statement can assist in the evaluation of the best tools currently available in the marketplace.

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