Carbon Audit …the Klymat way
Typically, your business’s Carbon measurement is recorded in your Annual Report under the heading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) or it might simply be referred to as your Carbon Footprint – either way, that’s the value you need to target for reduction. Is that something you would want to do?
Based on Klymat audits undertaken, it’s likely your business’s ‘Carbon Footprint’ will resemble this. Clearly, the largest contributor in this example indicates that business mobility and transport bear the burden.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your carbon questions answered
What is Carbon Dioxide?
Carbon dioxide is a colourless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air. Carbon dioxide consists of a carbon atom covalently double bonded to two oxygen atoms. It occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as a trace gas.
Is Carbon Dioxide all bad?
Carbon is in carbon dioxide, which is a greenhouse gas that works to trap heat close to Earth. It helps Earth hold the energy it receives from the Sun so it doesn’t all escape back into space. If it weren’t for carbon dioxide, Earth’s ocean would be frozen solid.
Does Carbon Dioxide have any useful purpose?
Carbon dioxide is one of the most abundant gasses in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide plays an important part in vital plant and animal process, such as photosynthesis and respiration. Green plants convert carbon dioxide and water into food compounds, such as glucose, and oxygen. This process is called photosynthesis.
What Happens when Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere are too high?
The major threat from increased CO2 is the greenhouse effect. As a greenhouse gas, excessive CO2 creates a cover that traps the sun’s heat energy in the atmosphericbubble, warming the planet and the oceans. An increase in CO2 plays havoc with the Earth’s climates by causing changes in weather patterns.
Why do we need to reduce the amount of Carbon Dioxide we emit into the atmosphere?
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent premature deaths. Reducing the flow of the greenhouse gases that spur global warming could prevent up to 3 million premature deaths annually by the year 2100, a new study suggests. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide trap heat, helping warm the globe.
How much do we need to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions by?
Committed to Carbon Dioxide reduction
Imagine a world where the air you breathe and the environment you live in is clean and green – where CO2 levels are at an acceptable/negligible level and moving/travelling has little or no impact on our personal and business lives?
The Carbon Dioxide
Do you know that every car that’s powered by an Internal Combustion Engine, emits an average of 171g of Carbon Dioxide (per person, per km) into the atmosphere each year?
The impact of
Do you know the amount of Carbon Dioxide your business travel (not just car travel) emits into our atmosphere each time you undertake a journey?
If you would like Klymat to help you reduce your organisation’s environmental impact, then please get in touch to discuss a Carbon Reduction audit.
Emissions from different types of transport
Emissions per passenger per km travelled
Note: Car refers to average diesel car.
Source: BEIS/Defra Greenhouse Gas Conversion Factors 2019