Life Enerji has done the carbon footprint calculation as a unit of carbon dioxide to specify the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by its corporate activities in 2016. Life Enerji, having calculated the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, did the carbon footprint calculation according to the GHG Protocol calculation methods and calculated the emission value as 35 tCO2e for 2016. Life Enerji has become a carbon-neutral company by purchasing Gold Standard certifications to balance emissions.
Life Enerji has calculated corporate carbon footprint for 2016. Consumptions of electricity, natural gas for heating, business travels, paper, water, solid waste and food and beverage consumption were taken into consideration in the corporate carbon footprint calculation of Life Enerji in the year of 2016. The steps that were taken during the carbon footprint calculation procedure, are explained below.
As the first step, purpose should be defined in the calculation of corporate carbon footprint. The purposes of corporate carbon footprint calculation of Life Enerji in the year of 2016 were specifying the reduction goal of carbon dioxide emissions, identifiying the CO2 reduction precautions and offsetting and calculating emissions.
Carbon footprint limits and scopes should be chosen according to the method specified by the GHG Protocol Standard, after determining the purpose. Life Enerji has chosen the administrative control limit for corporate reporting. With this limit, emissions caused by all activities under the company’s daily administrative controls are calculated and reported with carbon footprint. Scope 1 and 2 emissions must be included in the activity limits. Scope 3 emissions are added to the calculation optionally. Life Enerji 2016 in the carbon footprint calculation; Scope 1 is emissions which is including emissions from company vehicles, Scope 2 emissions are caused by electricity usage and other indirect emissions were included in the calculation with Scope 3 emissions.
After the limits and scope of the carbon footprint calculation are determined, the data on activities are collected, emission factors and global warming potentials are specified. As the data may change over the time, the latest emission factors must be made sure to be used. GHG Protocol guidance, guidance of IPCC , and guidance published by DEFRA can be used for emission factors. Life Enerji used the DEFRA guideline that contains the latest data for carbon footprint calculations.
You can reach DEFRA emission factors guide and get detailed information by the link below. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greenhouse-gas-reporting-conversion-factors-2016
In the evaluation phase of the results, if a reference year is selected; comparisons should be made and possible uncertainties in the calculations should be indicated. Life Enerji carbon footprint calculation reference year was selected as 2016, the first year presented in a full report.
Corporate carbon footprint of Life Enerji in 2016 was calculated as 35 tCO2e with using the GHG Protocol administrative control methods.
With the corporate carbon footprint calculation of Life Enerji for 2016, CO2 abatement precautions have been specified, balanced by receiving of certificates from a renewable energy power plant which has Gold Standard certification and Life Enerji now has net “zero” emission and has become carbon neutral.