Measuring2023-02-28T11:55:57+00:00

Measuring GHG Emissions

Since 2008 our software has enabled the world’s largest businesses to accurately and transparently calculate their climate impact, ensuring compliance with the latest legislation.

Greenhouse gas reporting

One of the first steps in understanding climate change, and the influence of anthropogenic activities, is to conduct a greenhouse gas emissions assessment, also known as a carbon footprint. A carbon footprint provides a company with the opportunity to measure and analyse the sources of emissions within their organization, events and products, and informs the development of long-term climate change strategies and sustainability and emission reduction initiatives.

Bringing clarity

Ecometrica’s software platform enables you to accurately calculate your GHG emissions. It is used by the world’s largest companies to calculate and report emissions, both direct emissions and indirect emissions. It also collects a diverse, georeferenced data set, which goes beyond traditional GHG reporting to include Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s scopes 1, 2 and 3 and TCFD metrics – not only looking at your climate impact but the climate’s impact on you.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

A greenhouse gas (GHG or GhG) is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range, causing the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse gases (GHG) included in the atmospheric emissions are those covered by the Kyoto Protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). These gases contribute directly to global warming and climate change, because of their positive radiative forcing effect. The potential of each GHG to cause global warming is assessed in relation to a given weight of CO2, so all greenhouse gas emissions are measured as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).

The gold standard in climate metrics

Ecometrica has been calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2008. Indeed the founders were responsible for setting up many of the original protocols.

Using Ecometrica’s software to calculate your global emissions ensures that your climate metrics are accurate, robust and comply with the very latest legislation.

It starts with measurement

To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and your carbon footprint you first need good measurement. It is vital to conduct a complete inventory of GHG emissions from the company’s operational activities and/or its products. Our analysts work with you to do this and set up a base year – a year chosen as a basis against which future emissions are compared.

All of our software is set up based on GHG Protocol reporting standards and is agile enough to flex to new requirements and regulations. It allows you to manage your data and measure your GHG emissions to comply with regulations and satisfy investors.

How do you measure greenhouse gas emissions?

Each kilowatt of energy used is converted into greenhouse gases using emission factors. These emission factors take into consideration where and when that kilowatt of energy is used and how much energy is needed to power that event. Our emissions factor database is perhaps the most advanced in the world, with over 150,000 emission factors and is kept up to date on an hour by hour basis.

Effortless Integration

Ecometrica’s software has been designed from the ground up to allow anyone to enter data after only a couple of minutes of training. Intuitive data entry with context specific help allows anyone to collect meaningful data from around the world.

Our APIs enable effortless integration with your existing software.

Our tiered user access permission system means you can control who can edit and view data across the organisation. Presented in multiple languages, with true global coverage and quick support channels, you’ll have full control over your sustainability data.

Scope 1, Scope 2 &

Scope 3 Emissions

Scope 1

Direct emissions sources resulting from company owned machinery, facilities, and vehicles

Scope 2

Indirect emissions sources associated with the generation of electricity, heat, steam and/or cooling

Scope 3

Indirect emissions resulting from all other activities and sources not covered in Scope 2; includes business travel, commuting, waste, and third party deliveries

Fully Compliant

With climate legislation still being written, we know the importance of compliance. Our Sustainability Analysts will ensure your data is compiled for compliance according to all the latest protocols and reporting requirements (including TCFD, SECR, SEC, GHG Protocol).

Organisations need to have expert analysis and powerful tools at their fingertips and that’s why our carbon reporting software is fully scalable to accommodate any organisational size. Unlimited storage for answers, comments, and support files is standard.

Importantly, your data is always your data. Global organisations need to be able to trust their data handlers which is why Ecometrica regularly undertakes penetration testing and is SOC 2 compliant.

Geo-referenced emissions

As our software uses geo-referenced data sets, each of your company’s locations are calculated using relevant local emission factors.

Data integrity

Data is automatically checked against acceptance criteria based on change and materiality thresholds.

Transparency

No black boxes, every piece of data comes with a complete audit trail for all the calculations steps, including all the emissions factors and assumptions used and their source.

Areas of Use

Science Based Targets

With accurate data collection, up to date emission factors, and expert analyst support, Ecometrica can help you navigate and set Science Based Targets that are relevant to your organisation.

Impact Reporting

Corporate responsibility and sustainability data covers much more than just greenhouse gas emissions. Collect and analyse the data relevant to your organisation in one easy to use solution.

SECR Reporting

Fully compliant with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework. Maintain control of your data and receive robust SECR figures ready for your annual reporting.

CDP Reporting

Master your CDP submissions across the different disclosure schemes using the Ecometrica Platform. Year after year, Ecometrica customers improve their CDP scores by working with us.

Looking For A Bespoke Solution?

If you’re looking for something different, or simply have a question about anything you’ve seen, we can help tailor a solution to your needs and requirements. Speak to an analyst for more information.

Market-Based Reporting

Our platform has full integration for market-based reporting alongside location-based reporting, as well as target-setting. You can track, calculate, and monitor your progress and ambition.

Audit Ready

Every year auditors assure our platform. This means that the database has fully up to date factors and conversion, quality assurance checks are built into updating the database and the assessment workflow, and that all the data needed for client assurance is readily available.

Variance Calculations

Large variances with immaterial impacts often lead to unproductive outcomes and delays. Our sustainability reporting platform instantly calculates the materiality and variance for every data point to make sure you’re focusing on the real issues and getting meaningful solutions.

Unrivalled Expertise

We believe that Software as a Service should have service included, that’s why every Ecometrica Sustainability client gets assigned an expert analyst. Your analyst will be with you every step of the way through system set-up, boundary setting and historical data loading to end-of-year reporting cycles and protocol submission support.

Subject specific help is available throughout the Platform for you and your users, but when that isn’t enough, our team of analysts is ready. Ask for help directly through the Platform, send an email, or pick up the phone and ask us directly.

Beyond carbon, measure what matters to you

With thousands of out-of-the-box question collections, our sustainability reporting tool is ready to collect all your corporate data. Ecometrica Sustainability Reporting covers all GHG Protocol Scopes (1,2 & 3) and includes fully integrated offset options and emission reduction calculations built-in.

Choose from a range of pre-made question collections such as commuting, shipping & logistics, waste, CSR, water and business travel, or create your own bespoke to your business activity. During the set-up phase, your dedicated Ecometrica analyst will work with you to create the best data collection system possible.

“The move to the Ecometrica Platform has been a success – the system is intuitive and easy to use, and the support of the Ecometrica team has been excellent. I particularly value the way Ecometrica try to put themselves in our shoes to understand our reporting needs.”

Oliver Dudok van Heel, Head of Client Sustainability and Environment, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

“As a rapidly growing business reporting to the CDP for the first time presented some challenges. With a lot of hard work in the CR team, help from around the business and invaluable assistance from Ecometrica we’re delighted that our first reporting submission to CDP has been recognised as a success.”

Suzanne Westlake, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Affairs, Ocado

“Ecometrica offers a dynamic suite of environmental risk analysis, worked on by a flexible and technically savvy team, alongside a useful business intelligence platform to crunch the risk results from the level of individual areas of interest right through to global totals. Technical support and training is also offered to users so there is an understanding of the data on the platform”

Nthabiseng Nooe, Project Leader: Environmental Sustainability. PMI

“Ecometrica’s combination of expert analysts, support and software allowed us to be truly effective and set up a simple system for input and data management. Our sites use the software monthly for tracking of scope 1 and 2 emission sources, KPIs and also to create dashboards.”

Annie Blier, Director, Environment, IAMGOLD

Key Phrases

Greenhouse Gas (GHG)2023-01-16T20:45:23+00:00

A greenhouse gas (GHG or GhG) is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range, causing the greenhouse effect.  The greenhouse gases (GHG) included in the atmospheric emissions are those covered by the Kyoto Protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3). These gases contribute directly to global warming and climate change, because of their positive radiative forcing effect. The potential of each GHG to cause global warming is assessed in relation to a given weight of CO2, so all greenhouse gas emissions are measured as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e).

Emission Factors2023-01-16T20:46:26+00:00

Emission factors are conversion factors applied to activity data to enable the conversion from raw data to estimated GHG emissions. In calculating GHG emissions from a particular source, geographically relevant and up-to-date factors should be sourced, and care must be taken when selecting the factor.

TCFD2023-01-16T20:46:59+00:00

Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. The TCFD has developed a framework to enable companies to effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities through their existing reporting processes. https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/

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