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Your organisation’s carbon footprint is the total carbon emissions (greenhouse gas emissions) generated by all of your combined business activities, the products and services you use and even the use of your products by your customers. See a more detailed explanation in our Climate Bible
Achieving carbon neutral and net zero status means the same thing: your emissions are entirely offset to 0 or the sum of your unavoidable emissions and offsets are equal. Net negative is when you offset more emissions than you create. There are different ways of achieving carbon neutral or negative statuses. It’s widely agreed best to reduce your emissions upfront as close to zero while offsetting the remaining amount of unavoidable emissions. This takes time and investment but the impact is greater as while emissions happen instantly, offset projects take years to take effect. There is also a question of historical emissions. After-all, it’s historical emissions that got us into this situation. How do you address those? They can’t be reduced because they already occurred. Therefore, offsets are a must-have if you want your organisation to be considered carbon neutral since inception. Consequence helps you calculate, understand, reduce, track and offset all your carbon emissions.
Firstly, Consequence helps you do more than offset. We automate the calculation, reduction, offsetting and reporting associated with your carbon emissions.Offsetting can only happen once you’ve quantified your impact. Otherwise, you’re guessing and won’t be able to prove any carbon neutral or net zero claims you make. Now, when it comes to actually offsetting, we take a keen interest in our chosen projects, and rotate them as necessary to ensure quality and impact. All our projects are verified by the best standards bodies, like The Gold Standard and United Nations. We further use a portfolio approach to mitigate any project-specific risk (like a forest fire burning down a reforestation project you have funded).
The kind of projects used by Consequence are high quality, audited and their emissions offset potential verified by globally recognised standards organisations. There’s many types of offset projects from afforestation and reforestation to renewable energies like hydro, solar and wind, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas destruction. Some of the best come with co-benefits aligned to the UN’s sustainable development goals and support local communities in developing countries.Searching for a suitable offset project can be a daunting timely task. Consequence takes care of this because it’s a core part of our business. We are constantly monitoring our project portfolio to provide you with the best options.
You will be able to initially calculate your company’s real-time carbon footprint and start offsetting in 15 minutes. More broadly, Consequence will guide you through a process to calculate, understand, reduce, offset and track your emissions, all on one platform.