measurement & reduction
we specialise in supporting energy and mining companies whose activities are often carbon-, & methane-intensive and hard-to-abate
the first step to making impactful change is understanding your emissions and impact now
Our extensive experience in the energy industry means we understand your operations and can help you measure your emissions footprint and implement meaningful reduction strategies.
Our modular solutions can be customised to support you, whatever stage you are at in your journey:
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
Audit & Planning
Build thorough understanding of your activities
Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions
Calculate emissions baseline and define base year for future comparison
Run future emissions scenarios to test strategic decisions
Utilise Transition Engineering skills to identify opportunities and define projects for reducing emissions
ISO 14064 qualified team - GHG Measurement and Verification
Practices aligned to GHG Protocol
Ensure compliant processes are in place to record and measure activities and emissions
Future-proof your procedures for expected regulatory requirements
Support fit-for-purpose procedures for measurement and recording of emissions
Support implementation of emissions reduction projects
Periodic reviews to enable continuous improvement of procedures and impactful reduction in emissions
Support recording and reporting of emissions
Internal communication of emissions footprint and reduction activities to management and board
ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol compliant content
Help to get you audit-ready for emissions verification
What are Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) are constituents of the atmosphere - both natural and anthropogenic - that absorb and emit radiation at specific wavelengths within the spectrum of infrared radiation emitted by the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and clouds.
The most focus is on carbon dioxide (CO2), but the other GHG's included in the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064 include methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HFCs) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs).
Water vapour and ozone are also GHG's but are not included in the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064 because there is difficulty isolating the human-induced component of global warming attributed to their presence in the atmosphere.
Why is it important to measure emissions?
"We cannot reduce what we cannot measure."
- 2019 refinement to the IPCC 2006 National GHG Guidelines
The rate at which we are emitting GHGs to the atmosphere through burning and venting fossil fuels is resulting in a rapid increase in global temperature. This is already having complex impacts on our lives and the natural environment.
We understand from geological and ice core records that global temperatures have been higher in the past. However, what is different this time is the rate of increase, which is so fast that our natural world cannot adapt quickly enough to the change, and we (humanity) have built our lives and economies so we are dependent on parts of the world which may quickly become unliveable and exposed to more frequent and severe disruptive events.
We all have a part to play in building a low-carbon and sustainable world so our children and grandchildren have a hopeful future.
Understanding your current emissions footprint is the first step. Only then can you implement meaningful reduction strategies.
Additional benefits of understanding your emissions
Asset and business risk identification and mitigation.
Secure shareholder confidence and new investment by demonstrating a clear understanding and plan to minimise negative impacts.
Understand the largest emissions sources in your operations and implement reduction strategies that quickly have a big impact.
Define and implement a science-based, realistic, achievable, and defendable Net Zero strategy.
Maintain your company's social license to operate by being transparent and honest about your impact on the environment and communities in which you operate.
Build the resilience of your company in an uncertain future.