The Ways and Means to Reduce Carbon
1. You Want to Define Your Carbon Strategy
Your organization is assessing its carbon risks and opportunities. Management wants to minimize the impacts of direct threats from climate change, new regulatory requirements, changing market preferences, and chart a course toward a less carbon-intense future. You need a carbon strategy.
Futurepast can facilitate planning and decision-making within an organization to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate impacts from climate change, assess strategic opportunities, and respond to changing market preferences.
If you are interested in our work with low-carbon Alternative Aviation Fuels, please click here.
If you are an airport seeking Airport Carbon Accreditation, Level 1 certification requires top management to commit to carbon reduction through a publicly available policy statement. Click here for more information.
2. You Want to Quantify Your Organization’s Carbon Emissions
Management wants information about its GHG emissions at the organizational level or at the facility level to help implement its carbon strategy. You need a greenhouse gas inventory.
Establishing a GHG inventory helps your organization in the following ways:
- It aggregates information from the source or unit level to facility and organizational levels to facilitate management analysis and review
- It permits comparisons of energy use and carbon intensity among similar operating units
- It provides information for mandatory reporting to the US EPA under the Clean Air Act Part 98
- It informs disclosure to such agencies as the Securities and Exchange Commission or through such means as corporate sustainability reports.
Futurepast can help you develop an energy use profile and greenhouse gas inventory at the facility or corporate level.
If you are an airport, all levels of Airport Carbon Accreditation require annual submission of a carbon footprint.
3. You Want to Develop a GHG Emission Reduction Project
You are developing a forestry, landfill gas, or livestock manure management project. You want help planning and implementing the project, selecting a verification body, and selling your offset credits. You need carbon offset project assistance.
Futurepast can help your organization manage its carbon offset project by ensuring that all applicable project requirements are understood, monitored, complied with and documented.
If you are an airport seeking level 3+ Airport Carbon Accreditation, Futurepast can help you achieve your carbon neutrality objectives.
4. You Want to Calculate Your Product’s Carbon Footprint
Your customers, whether end-users or manufacturing or distribution partners, want to know the quantity of GHG emissions that are associated with your product or service. You need a carbon footprint. A carbon footprint expresses the mass of GHGs that can be allocated to a product unit or service, usually in grams per unit. Carbon footprint information is used for strategic planning purposes, for achieving compliance with international legal requirements or with customer information requests, and for marketing your products. Carbon footprint information represents a form of environmental claim and is created using a modified life cycle assessment methodology. Carbon footprint claims should be reviewed for compliance with Federal Trade Commission laws and regulations.
Futurepast can assist your organization with life cycle assessments and the formulation of environmental product declarations and other environmental claims.
If you are an airport, Futurepast can help you establish absolute or relative metrics for your emissions improvement objectives.
5. You Want to Verify Your Quantified GHG Emissions
You have established an energy use profile and GHG inventory for your organization but want assurance that the quantification is accurate. You need verification of your greenhouse gas emissions. Verification is performed by a greenhouse gas verifier who audits both the processes by which your GHG emissions have been quantified and the results of those processes. Futurepast delivers a Verification Statement which expresses our opinion concerning the conformity of the inventory to applicable accounting rules and the accuracy of the inventory amounts, which typically are consolidated across units or facilities and expressed in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e).
Futurepast can verify your greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with ISO 14064 Part 3, Greenhouse gases—Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions, as well as any other applicable reporting and verification criteria.
If you are an airport, Futurepast’s John Shideler is approved as an Airport Carbon Accreditation verifier.
6. You Want Help Complying With Mandatory GHG Emissions Reporting Requirements
You are subject to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s mandatory reporting of GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act and one or more state or provincial programs. You want help quantifying your emissions, analyzing your fuel use, or developing a monitoring plan that meets the requirements of 40 CFR Part 98 of the Clean Air Act and the applicable requirements of relevant states or provinces. You need greenhouse gas regulatory compliance assistance.
Futurepast can help you comply with 40 CFR Part 98 of the Clean Air Act of the United States, and with additional state and provincial legal requirements.
If you are an airport in the USA, you may be subject to mandatory GHG reporting to US EPA or to state regulatory authorities, or both.
7. You Want Your Management System to Support Your GHG Information Needs.
You want to make counting carbon easier and more efficient. You know your organization and your supply chain have a lot of useful information to help you count carbon, but you’re finding the information hard to locate and organize. You want to optimize the management system you currently have and to integrate your carbon counting requirements into your information systems and support processes. You need management system consulting services.
Futurepast can help you enhance your management system to ensure reliable and reproducible reporting of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
If you are an airport in the USA, you may want assistance in achieving Airport Carbon Accreditation. Futurepast can help.