for reducing your
A Methodology for Reducing your Carbon Footprint
At The Centre for eBusiness, we know that ICT can have a huge, positive impact on reducing your carbon footprint – but if
you don’t know how to measure what you’re doing, you’ll never be able to quantify this impact in real terms.
ICT is the most effective method for reducing your carbon footprints, but it is also the most effective method for measuring
your carbon footprint, so we’ve come up three key ICT related recommendations to help you measure and manage your
We also came across a supporting methodology from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which we have supplied
following our recommendations.
The Centre for eBusiness’ Key Recommendations
1. Calculate your carbon footprint
Make a decision about what you want to measure before you start the process, this way you can set a benchmark.
There are some great online tools which can help you in this area too! Click on the image below to follow the link and
fill in the form to calculate your estimated tonnes of CO2 per year for your business:
2. Investigate online CO2 busting tools
Applications such as video conferencing, online collaboration and online document sharing are all great ways to
increase efficiency in the workplace, saving you time and money! The Centre for eBusiness has released a paper called
“Free and Low Cost Tools: Make your Business More Green” which will help to get you off the starting blocks.
3. Look into creating a ‘green statement’ for your business
A green statement is something your business will commit to doing to improve your CO2 emissions. Using this
statement when bidding for work can give you the competitive edge in the eco-conscious world we live in. Carbon
Footprint Ltd have created an expert guide called Sell More by Going Green – A Green Marketing Guide, which you can
download after you’ve logged in.
A CBI methodology