Find out your carbon footprint

Managing their carbon footprint is an essential part of responsible operations for companies and entities. Nordic Offset is an expert in carbon footprint calculations and carbon footprint management.

Carbon footprint calculation can be used, for example, to determine the climate impact and efficiency of an organisation, property, product, service or production process.

Carbon footprint calculation counts the largest sources of emissions and, based on this, the measures to reduce emissions can be targeted correctly. The primary sources of emissions can include energy consumption, material purchases, transport and travel. Reducing emissions can also bring economic savings as operations become more efficient.

Calculating carbon footprint is based on international standards

Carbon footprint calculation must always be based on international standards and guidelines as well as the latest recommendations for industries. Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) standards are most commonly used. When applicable, other calculation standards and guidelines can be used for when calculating carbon footprint (e.g. ISO 14040, 14044, 14067, 14069 and PAS2050) to investigate the lifecycle climate impacts of the product. We have comprehensive international and country-specific emissions databases at our disposal.

We can also investigate the positive climate impact of your operations, i.e. the so-called carbon handprint, in accordance with best international practices.

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When you want to manage CO₂e emissions, we offer you an expert calculation of your carbon footprint, which we use to make recommendations on concrete reduction measures. Let’s think together about what kind of climate actor your company wants to be in the future. If you wish, we will help you obtain the necessary voluntary emissions reduction project credits in order to achieve carbon neutrality. In the longer term, you can even aim for net zero or net negativity with our help. We also advise on communication regarding climate responsibility.

Contact us directly. We are happy to discuss the possibilities of reducing and better managing your carbon footprint, as well as our offsetting services.

Explore the possibilities of calculating your carbon footprint

A climate-responsible organisation monitors its consumption and CO₂ emissions. Whatever the structure and operating method of the organisation, the carbon footprint caused by the operations must be taken into account as part of the company’s environmental strategy. The organisation’s carbon footprint is calculated by monitoring the most important variables affecting the CO₂ emissions of sites, real estate and operations.

Almost every organisation has the potential to reduce its carbon footprint and is often already required to do so. Together, one-off and continuous measures will be identified to help the organisation operate more climate-responsibly in the future. The ambition of one’s climate action can be increased by offsetting or even aiming for net zero or net negativity through various greenhouse gas reduction measures. See case example.

Consumers are increasingly interested in low-emission products. Pioneering companies have been building on climate responsibility for a long time. This megatrend is now spreading from one category to another. And it must spread; production and supply must be put on an ecologically sustainable footing so that we can combat the uncontrolled acceleration of climate change immediately. Climate responsibility is becoming a prerequisite for being on the market. Firms with a head start in this space are raising their climate targets.

Managing a product’s carbon footprint begins with an assessment of climate impacts during the manufacturing process and throughout its lifecycle. The calculation must be done by experts who can factor in sector-specific considerations. The calculation will reveal which factors have the most significant impact on the product’s carbon footprint. This means that product-specific emissions can be minimised, and problem areas replaced with more sustainable solutions. You can make carbon neutrality a marketing promise by pledging to offset unavoidable emissions with certified emission reductions. See case example.

Our business structure is becoming increasingly service-oriented. Climate responsibility should be extended to the ways that services are provided. The types of services available are diversifying and require infrastructure, primary production, maintenance, energy and logistics.

Calculating the carbon footprint of a service is often not complicated. In most cases reducing the climate impact also leads to savings. So there are good reasons to start a sustainability project. Green services are growing in popularity among consumers. It’s easier for your customers to accept your offering when your carbon footprint is minimised. At the same time, you remove obstacles to being recommended and promoted on social media. See case example.

A carbon handprint calculation measures one’s positive climate impact alongside the carbon footprint. A carbon handprint describes the positive actions/solutions enacted by a company or organisation to mitigate climate change. A carbon handprint can be generated through a product or service sold by a company. For example, by reducing the carbon footprint of its customers, a company can enhance its carbon handprint. However, the company’s actions to reduce its own carbon footprint do not count as a carbon handprint.