Active environmental management
Environmental management is becoming increasingly important in the global strategy of companies.
Therefore, companies must carry out efficient environmental management that allows them to assess the impact of their activities on the environment, implement sustainable practices and reduce environmental damage as much as possible.
How can you actively and efficiently manage the environment in your organisation?
For a proper environmental management of your company, it is necessary to monitor the environmental aspects in real time, as our web solutions make possible in an automatic and simple way.
That is to say, to have an environmental management system that allows you to manage and consolidate data, to analyse your activity in real time and not only review information at the end of a period.
Comprehensive environmental management, for any indicator
With GreeMko you can track any environmental indicator such as energy consumption, water consumption, raw material purchases, emissions and waste generation among others, to ensure a good active environmental management.
Advantages of using our environmental management software for businesses
You will be able to carry out operational control, monitoring and measurement of your environmental aspects, establish improvement objectives and see their evolution over time.
You will be able to analyse your impacts by facility and time period, relativising the data to make comparisons and easily visualise where to put resources to improve your environmental performance and management.
Report your environmental performance automatically and easily
You will get automatic, reports, graphs and statistics for your sustainability reports, Corporate Sustainability Reports (CSRD, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), Non-Financial Reporting Statements (EINF), certifications, requests for environmental information from customers and/or investors (SFDR Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation), marketing department and/or any other stakeholder, inside or outside your organisation, interested in your environmental data.
Why choose our software for the environmental management of your company?
At GreeMko we help companies to actively manage their environmental indicators and not only focus on the annual reporting of these data for their sustainability reports.
Our software facilitates the monitoring of ISO 14.001 environmental management systems as well as management systems integrated with quality and occupational risk prevention standards.
Carbon Footprint calculation and management
Advantages and benefits of calculating your carbon footprint
Calculating the carbon footprint has become an indispensable indicator for all companies, measuring, managing and reducing the carbon footprint of your organisation is no longer something that is done on an ad hoc basis.
There are more and more motivations for doing so, such as reducing your environmental impact and associated costs, regulatory compliance, accessing new forms of financing, becoming a certified supplier, gaining points in public tenders, brand positioning and many more. Companies should therefore calculate their carbon footprint and report it in a transparent manner.
How to start measuring your carbon footprint
With GreeMko’s team of climate change experts, we help you to identify your emission sources and calculate your carbon footprint automatically, easily and efficiently.
We will accurately analyse your activity to calculate your environmental impact and measure your carbon footprint.
Carbon footprint calculation methodology
Our carbon footprint calculation and management software has been developed according to the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) calculation methodology and the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Protocol guidelines.
It has been verified by an external accredited body, and we have obtained our certificate.
Emission Factors to calculate your carbon footprint
The emission factors used to calculate the carbon footprint are obtained from international reference databases such as MITERD, DEFRA, IPPCC, Ademe, EPA… to meet the needs of each client in any location.
GreeMko has a large database of emission factors to calculate the carbon footprint of any activity, and we keep it updated, which is a prerequisite to obtain any carbon footprint calculation certification.
GreeMko customises the emission factors for each client so that you don’t have to worry about anything.
Calculating your carbon footprint has never been easier
With our application, you can automatically calculate your footprint and track its evolution to actively manage it and set reduction targets.
Our solution allows to calculate and manage the three scopes of the carbon footprint (scope 1, 2 and 3), we have different modules according to the needs and activities of each client.
Thanks to digitisation, you don’t have to enter the data by hand and our solution will allow you to have full traceability of all your carbon footprint information to ensure its reliability for your audits or reporting to third parties.
Scope of the Carbon Footprint
Carbon Footprint Scope 1, 2 and 3.
The carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted into the atmosphere as a result of human activities. The carbon footprint is classified according to different scopes, those companies that start measuring it usually focus on the carbon footprint of scope 1 and 2 as it is easier to have the necessary information for the calculation.
The Carbon Footprint is classified according to the origin of the emissions in different scopes.
Carbon footprint Scope 1
Direct emissions that occur from sources owned or controlled by the company. Such as combustion emissions (from boilers, furnaces, vehicles, etc.) and fugitive emissions from refrigerant gases, chemicals, lubricants or others.
Carbon footprint Scope 2
Indirect emissions arising from the generation of electrical or thermal energy purchased and consumed by the company. These emissions are physically generated at the installation where the electricity is generated.
Carbon footprint Scope 3
Indirect emissions that are a consequence of the company’s activities, but are generated from sources that are not owned or controlled by the company.
The categories into which these emissions are classified other than Scope 1 and 2 of the carbon footprint are:
- Category 1: Purchase of goods and services
- Category 2: Capital assets
- Category 3: Emissions from fuels and energy not included in scope 1 and 2
- Category 4: Transport and distribution (upstream)
- Category 5: Wastes generated by the activities of organisations
- Category 6: Business travel
- Category 7: Secondment of employees
- Category 8: Leased assets (upstream)
- Category 9: Transport and distribution (downstream).
- Category 10: Processing of products sold
- Category 11: Use of products sold
- Category 12: Treatment of products sold at end of life
- Category 13: Leased assets
- Category 14: Franchising
- Category 15: Investments
In order for companies to manage their footprint, it is necessary to calculate emissions not only from their carbon footprint scope 1 and 2 but from all relevant scopes of the organisation and therefore involve the supply chain.
How to calculate Scope 3 emissions
At GreeMko we provide solutions to calculate scope 1 and 2 of the carbon footprint, as well as all categories of scope 3, in an automatic, simple and efficient way.
Once companies have calculated their scope 1 and 2 carbon footprint, they need to go further and measure scope 3. Scope 3 carbon footprint measurement is more complex, as the data needed to calculate it is not managed by the company itself but by third parties.
How to address Scope 3 of the Carbon Footprint?
At GreeMko we offer specialised services in the calculation of carbon footprint scope 3.
- We automate the calculation of the carbon footprint of the purchase of goods and services, waste and emissions from fuels and energy not included in scope 1 and 2.
- We have developed specific modules for the calculation of emissions from transport and distribution (upstream and downstream), business travel and employee commuting.
- We carry out customised consultancy projects for each company to systematise and automate the calculation of the rest of the scope 3 categories.
To calculate the carbon footprint for Scope 1, 2 and 3, we have a database with emission factors that we keep up to date with national and international references as well as specific references for energy, transport, goods, waste and others.
Carbon Footprint Reduction
Benefits of managing your carbon footprint
The carbon footprint reduction is one of the main environmental objectives of companies, as well as being a social and environmental responsibility, as reducing the carbon footprint can have a positive impact on the environment. multiple benefits, these include complying with increasingly stringent regulations, reducing operating costs, improving corporate image and fostering a more responsible and sustainable business culture.
What can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?
To reduce your carbon footprint, the first step is to measure it. If you do it accurately, with the services and expertise we offer at GreeMko, you will be able to work more efficiently in reducing your organisation’s carbon footprint.
Actions to reduce your carbon footprint
The measures that companies can take to reduce their carbon footprint include the following actions:
- Energy efficiency actions.
- Technology substitution.
- Change of habits.
Drawing up a reduction plan
Through our services you will be able to calculate and manage your carbon footprint, and we can also help you draw up a carbon footprint reduction plan, monitoring your emissions before and after the reduction measures so that you can see the improvement in emissions.
The reduction plans are tailored to the sector of activity allowing different reduction actions to be selected according to categories such as lighting, air conditioning, power generation and others.
Reduction Plan for registering your footprint with the Ministry
Companies that want to register their carbon footprint in the voluntary emissions register of MITERD (Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the Spanish Government), in addition to calculating it, must submit a carbon footprint reduction plan. Companies that register their carbon footprint with MITERD obtain a certificate and get additional points in public tenders which help the company to be more competitive.
By reducing their carbon footprint, implementing sustainable measures and fostering a sustainable business culture, companies can contribute to climate change mitigation and sustainability.
Environmental Certification and Carbon Footprint
How do you demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and the fight against climate change?
More and more companies are taking steps to protect the environment, reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint. One way of expressing this commitment is through environmental certification, which gives reliability to its customers, investors and any other interested parties.
What is environmental certification?
Environmental certification is a process by which an organisation is assessed and recognised for its commitment to the environment and its ability to manage environmental impacts. GreeMko offers solutions so that the environmental management and certification process can be carried out automatically and easily.
Types of environmental certifications?
ISO 14.001 and EMAS are the most recognised environmental certifications. Both aim to provide companies with an environmental management system that allows them to measure and improve their environmental indicators on a continuous basis.
With GreeMko, you can automate processes necessary for ISO 14.001 certification, such as everything related to the operational control, monitoring and measurement of environmental aspects, the automatic evaluation of the aspects environmental and maintain traceability of all environmental information, which is an essential requirement for the ISO 14001 certification of your company.
In relation to the carbon footprint, the most recognised certification is ISO 14.064 and the GHG Protocol. Our software meets the calculation requirements for both reference standards.
Our solution automatically calculates the carbon footprint of the different activity data and based on an extensive database of emission factors that GreeMko takes care of keeping updated and available.
Managing your investment portfolio in a sustainable way has never been so easy
An increasing number of investment funds are committed to sustainability and the fight against climate change. This is why, among others, they have to report environmental indicators on adverse impacts according to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
At GreeMko, thanks to technology, we automate the entire management, consolidation and reporting of all environmental indicators for funds classified under the criteria of Article 6, 8 and 9 of the SFDR.
You will be able to know the indicators of your different funds and investee companies in a reliable and traceable way. Participants will be able to report information to you quickly and easily.
Software adaptable to any type of company
Thanks to the flexibility of our solution, it allows to manage companies of very different industries, activities and sizes, and to report in a standardised and automatic way all environmental indicators on adverse impacts according to the SFDR.
Adding value to your investee companies
With our solution, we add value, not only to the investment fund, but also to each of the investee companies, offering them software for their environmental management and carbon footprint calculation in an automatic and very simple way.
Advantages for investment funds
In addition to managing and reporting their environmental indicators, funds will be able to:
- To add value to investee companies through solutions adapted to their needs and not exclusively for reporting purposes.
- To offer a very simple and easy to use solution for the stakeholders.
- Automate the sending and receiving of all data.
- Obtain specific KPIs according to the needs at each reporting level.
- Maintain traceability of all data for any verification process.
- Facilitates monitoring and auditing of KPIs of investee companies
Types of environmental certifications?
Among other indicators, our solutions allow the reporting of KPIs related to water consumption, energy consumption and production, greenhouse gas emissions, waste and other environmental aspects.
Moving in a sustainable way is essential to reduce your carbon footprint, with GreeMko you will get the necessary information to establish a sustainable mobility plan.
Sustainable mobility promotes the use of less polluting means of transport such as public transport, electric vehicles and/or car sharing, and, of course, encourages walking and cycling, which are zero-emission and healthy habits.
Carbon footprint of employee commuting.
For companies, part of their carbon footprint is generated by employee commuting. Depending on the means of transport they use for their daily commute to the office or for any business or business trip, they generate a carbon footprint that companies need to measure and manage.
The sustainable mobility law in Spain aims to ensure sustainable access to transport and to reduce the environmental impact of transport in cities. Companies should develop sustainable mobility policies to ensure that their employees’ journeys are made in the least polluting way and in line with the company’s sustainable mobility strategy.
At GreeMko we make it easier for companies to develop these sustainable mobility policies, helping them to know the impact of their employees’ journeys through online, anonymous and very simple surveys.
After conducting such surveys, both employees and the company will know the carbon footprint of their travel instantly, and will have valuable information to develop mobility plans and strategies.