Carbon Audit
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Carbon audit, a.k.a. carbon footprint assessment, refers to the regular quantification, including measurement and recording, of the amount of carbon dioxide or its Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) equivalent which are directly and indirectly emitted by an organization over the full life cycle of a product or service. For companies, typical usages and benefits of carrying out a carbon audit include:

  1. Laying a cornerstone of developing a carbon strategy
  2. Fulfilling social responsibility and enhancing the brand value by reducing carbon footprint
  3. Fulfilling local and international requirements on low-carbon products
  4. Saving costs by getting an in-depth understanding of company operations and hence reducing the consumption of energy, such as fossil fuels
  5. Minimizing the taxes on emission of carbon

We perform carbon audit services following the principles and requirements in the ISO14064, ISO14065 and other internationally accepted GHG guidelines and protocol, such as:
  1. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol – jointly convened in 1998 by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute
  2. IPCC Guidelines – published by the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, etc.
  3. The Carbon Trust Standard – created by the Carbon Trust

Furthermore, our consultants have extensive experience in providing the following services:
  • Consultancy on carbon strategies
  • Advising on disclosing and reporting carbon footprint
  • GHGs inventory verification
  • Carbon trading support on various market mechanism including Certified Emission Reduction (CER) and Emission Reduction Unit (ERU) specified in the Kyoto Protocol and the EU Emission Trading Scheme, etc
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