ESG Optimiser module

Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions accounting and reporting

Streamline calculations for worry-free reporting

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Take GHG emissions calculations out of spreadsheets using this module built on the GHG Protocol

Calculating Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions for reporting is no small task. It can frequently be complex and challenging, prompting frustration from even the most seasoned analyst. Data must be collected from spreadsheets with intricate formulas, country of origin, unit type, currency, allocation allotments, and more.

Compiling the necessary information can give pause to even the most experienced accountant. Carbon accounting relies heavily upon detailed and data-driven computations. Further, the furnished data must also be something audit teams are able to validate within reasonable time frames.

ESG Optimiser eliminates the hassle of manual data collection by automatically gathering all your Scope 1 and Scope 2 data. This means you and your team can stay focused on bigger issues that require strategy, informed decision making and consistent attention. No matter what scope categories you provide data for, you won’t have to worry about onerous data tracking to remain compliant.

ESG Optimiser eliminates the tedium of gathering and managing the requisite data that comes with carbon emission reporting or initiatives to control carbon emissions, ensuring you can confidently provide accurate, auditable data, to achieve full compliance and tackle your sustainability targets.

Module features

Emissions calculation engine

Built on the GHG Protocol, the embedded GHG emissions calculation engine incorporates a global library of over 40,000 managed GHG emissions factors, including those from the US EPA, eGRID, DEFRA, country electricity factors from IEA, residual mix factors from the US and Europe and publicly available frameworks in other regions.

 

Custom GHG emissions factors

Bring clarity to your organisation’s GHG emissions reporting with the ability to add custom and third-party emission factor sets. With the right carbon accounting software, all the components essential to managing your organisation’s emissions are easily taken care of. This customisable solution allows you to generate reliable, accurate emissions reporting in a short amount of time. Make your greenhouse gas inventory reporting complete and comprehensive with custom and third-party emission factor sets.

 

GHG reductions management

Categorise carbon offsets and renewable energy certificates as GHG reductions outside of your carbon inventory to ensure accurate GHG emissions calculations.

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ESG Optimiser: Scope 1 & 2 GHG reporting and accounting software streamlines the entire process

Built on the GHG Protocol, using over 40,000 GHG emissions factors and a factor selection algorithm, it automates the preparation of emissions data and reporting while standing up to the scrutiny of external auditors.

Reduce reporting time with fully automated calculation and reporting

Satisfy auditors with investment grade GHG emissions calculations built on GHG protocol

Maximise efficiency with global standardisation of units and currencies

Fully customisable data and reporting to match business need

View GHG emissions data across organisation and track over time

Use forecasting and modelling tools to optimise future GHG emissions reduction

Reduce reporting time with fully automated calculation and reporting

Satisfy auditors with investment grade GHG emissions calculations built on GHG protocol

Maximise efficiency with global standardisation of units and currencies

Fully customisable data and reporting to match business need

View GHG emissions data across organisation and track over time

Use forecasting and modelling tools to optimise future GHG emissions reduction

If you haven’t seen an overview of the complete ESG Optimiser solution, with 9 integrated platform modules, an additional 5 specialist tools, and a comprehensive implementation and support service, just click here.

Frequently asked questions

What are Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions?

Scope 1 GHG emissions refer to direct greenhouse gas emissions produced by sources owned or controlled by the reporting entity. This includes emissions from combustion of fuels in company-owned vehicles, machinery, and on-site processes.

Scope 2 GHG emissions pertain to indirect emissions from purchased electricity, heat, or steam consumed by the reporting entity. These emissions occur during the generation of the purchased energy.

Why is measuring and reporting Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions important?

Measuring and reporting Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions is essential for organisations to understand their carbon footprint and identify areas for emissions reduction.

It helps businesses track their environmental performance, comply with regulatory requirements, meet sustainability goals, and enhance transparency and credibility with stakeholders.

Are there any international standards for measuring and reporting GHG emissions?

Yes, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is the most widely used standard for GHG emissions accounting, including Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

How often should an organization report its Scope 1 & 2 emissions?

Reporting frequency can vary depending on industry standards, regulatory requirements, and the organisation’s commitment to transparency.

Some companies report annually, while others may report quarterly or biennially.

Are Scope 1 & 2 emissions the only emissions that organisations should consider?

No, in addition to Scope 1 and 2, organisations may also account for Scope 3 emissions, which include indirect emissions from sources outside their direct control, such as supply chain emissions, business travel, and employee commuting.

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