Edinburgh, UK, 9 November 2010 – Ecometrica, the climate change and sustainability expert, has been named as a carbon calculation partner by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit organisation holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. The accreditation is a significant endorsement for Edinburgh-headquartered Ecometrica and follows an extensive evaluation by the independent Greenhouse Gas Management Institute of Ecometrica’s enterprise greenhouse gas accounting software, Our Impacts.

Thousands of organisations from across the world’s major economies measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies through the CDP.

Joanna Lee, chief partnerships officer of the CDP said, “The evaluation of Our Impacts demonstrated the valuable support that Ecometrica can provide companies through the data gathering process. We are delighted to welcome Ecometrica as a carbon calculator partner.”

Richard Tipper, managing director of Ecometrica, said: “This accreditation underscores the credibility of Our Impacts and is a testimony to the pioneering work by the team. We have successfully completed a large number of GHG assessments, across a wide range of sectors, and our work with the Carbon Disclosure Project will now enable us to collaborate and share this experience and best practice across the CDP community.”

Ecometrica’s analysts have carried out over a thousand greenhouse gas assessments for companies and governments around the world. This first-hand experience has allowed the company to develop Our Impacts, a class-leading enterprise carbon accounting platform that is maintained and constantly updated by expert greenhouse gas analysts.

It measures all greenhouse gases, not just carbon dioxide, as well as handling Scope 3 emissions, and performs all the appropriate calculations for you, so you don’t have to hunt for emission factors yourself. This delivers considerable and significant efficiency gains over conventional calculation methods, while safeguarding quality and accuracy at each stage.

Based in Edinburgh and Montreal, Ecometrica operates a global network of business partners, who provide upstream services to address all parts of the carbon management and reduction process.

For more information, please contact Mike Paul (0131 662 4342; mike.paul@ecometrica.org) or visit www.ecometrica.co.uk

Notes to editors:

About Our Impacts
Our Impacts is a unique greenhouse gas accounting service that brings together world-leading carbon experts and extensive research databases, all delivered through a flexible web-based platform.

Our Impacts is delivered as a software service, negating the need to install any client side software. Its intuitive user interface and context-based help ensures ease of use. The data upload facility allows all pre-existing data on spreadsheets and databases to be pre-populated in the system, while the Application Programming Interface ensures seamless integration with Energy Management, CSR and Financial
Accounting systems. In addition, Ecometrica’s experienced GHG analysts provide expert assistance in handling any questions that arise during the accounting process. Preformatted CDP reports and Excel outputs are easily available, ensuring maximum efficiency and transparency.

About Ecometrica
Ecometrica is a company of specialists and experts in greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, ecosystem services, climate change policy, remote sensing and web based programming. We have unrivalled experience in the development and application of the major standards for greenhouse gas accounting and ecosystem change measurement.

Our mission is to make accounting for GHG emissions and ecosystem changes accessible to all organisations, including business and government, through web-based services that distill our knowledge and experience.

About the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is the world’s largest and most comprehensive scheme for reporting corporate action on climate change. It is backed by institutional investors holding $55 trillion in equity. It is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world.

This data is gathered on behalf of institutional investors, purchasing organizations
and government bodies and made available for integration into business and policy decision making. Since its formation in 2000, CDP has become the gold standard for carbon disclosure methodology and process, providing essential climate change data to the global market place.

Described by former US President Bill Clinton as “vital”, the CDP’s objective is to inform business, policy and investment decisions on the best ways to reduce global climate change. Over 2,500 organisations in 60 countries report their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change opportunities & risks through the CDP.

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