Net Zero is achieving a balance between the CO2 emitted by your business and the carbon removed through your work to reduce emissions wherever possible and then 'offsetting' any residual carbon as required.
BCR Associates has the tools, specialists and experience to guide you through your Net Zero pathway and negotiate the changing energy landscape. Our primary aim is to deliver cost and emissions reductions through long term management of your consumption and contracts reducing exposure to costs and emissions of fossil fuel consumption.
We focus on your priorities and highlight where you can achieve quick-wins in the context of the longer term journey.
Our practical approach begins with understanding where you are starting from.
We review your consumption and costs from automated analysis of your purchase ledger to generate an "Emissions Inventory" - a complete overview of your company’s carbon impact in line with GHG Protocol.
As a starting point your purchase ledger will provide "Activity data" against which "Emission Factors" can be applied to give you a baseline figure.
GHG Protocol is a globally recognised set of standards used to measure and manage emissions. These are broken down as follows:
Scope-1 includes fuel emissions from company-owned cars, diesel generators, gas boilers and also other more potent Green House Gasses (GHG) emitted such as air-conditioning leaks.
To measure and record these emissions BCR will arrange for your existing gas meters and vehicle fuel data to feed into Visible Energy - your energy management platform. For 'other' GHG emission your AC maintainace log is key.
Scope-2 applies to all generation of energy purchased from a utility provider, such as heating, cooling, electricity or steam. If you are purcahsing Green electricty you will need to obtain the 'primary data' regading the actual emissions and the specific certification to prove the orogin of the energy. This wwould form part of your Scope-2 declaration.
To measure and record these emissions BCR will arrange for your existing electricty meters and supplier data to feed into Visible Energy - your energy management platform. With your billing we will obtain your certifications and generation mix in order to ensure the correct specific emission factors are aplied to your electricty usage.
Beware - for many companies Scope-3 emissions will represent the highest (90%+) percentage of your business emissions, but are the most challenging to record, manage and reduce. As such the majority of compliance only required Scope-1 and 2 to be reported.
Good news: As a business you define the limits of your Scope-3 emissions, and it gives you a great opportunity for working with your key suppliers and encouraging them to reduce the CO2 impact of their products and service (this is termed "in-setting")
BCR Associates work with you to identify the largest and most relevant areas of the 15 areas from purchase ledger data. We then work closely with you and your supply chain to increase the quality and reporting of the data allowing you to hone both your ongoing reporting and your original baseline. Scope-3 looks at the most crucial emissions from your core business activity - it does not have to include everything!