What is carbon assessment ?
A carbon assessment is the process of measuring the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent emitted by an organization or an individual.
Why do we conduct carbon assessments?
A carbon assessment refers to the measurement of the total greenhouse gas emissions produced by an entity. A carbon assessment, or carbon footprint report, is measured in tonnes CO2 equivalent (CO2e).The carbon assessment is the most important first step in developing a carbon management approach for a company, in order to see what areas are polluting the most, and therefore which actions will be the most effective in reducing emissions.
What is taken into account in a carbon assessment?
Carbon accounting can measure various aspects of carbon dioxide emitted by an organization, including the life cycle analysis of its products, and a broad or narrow scope of its emissions depending on if the study is limited to scope one, two, or three emissions.