How high is your company’s carbon footprint? This question should top the agenda when preparing your climate strategy. Calculating the corporate carbon footprint (CCF) gives you clarity about which processes at your company generate which volumes of greenhouse gases. With this information, you can identify high-emission business units and derive specific savings potential.

Preparing a meaningful and transparent CO2 balance sheet comes with a number of challenges: selecting reasonable system boundaries, data collection for all required consumption values, using valid emission factors for calculations and preparing the results report according to a recognised standard for greenhouse gas accounting.

You can benefit from the assistance of our sustainability consultants throughout the entire process of preparing your CO₂ balance sheet.

We apply the internationally recognised guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocols Corporate Standard and the Corporate Value Chain Standard to prepare the CCF. Our accounting tool for a full CCF including Scope 3 screening according to CSRD requirements is also validated by GUTcert.

Get started with your active and impactful climate protection now! Calculating emissions is the first step in which we will gladly accompany you.

  • CO₂ accounting for companies
  • Support in data collection
  • Results reports according to recognised accounting standards
  • Qualified sustainability consultants



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    We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers on the topic of carbon footprints for companies. Please do not hesitate to contact our experts if you have further questions. To do so, simply fill out our Contact Form.

    Target definition
    Before calculating your corporate carbon footprint, we first define the project goal. This involves finding answers to the following questions: what are the exact motivations for preparing the CO₂ balance sheet and which requirements must be taken into account?

    Definition of the accounting scope
    The system boundaries and therefore the accounting scope are defined as soon as the initial situation has been established. This involves determining the temporal, operational and organisational scope of the balance sheet. To do this, we work with you to define the fiscal year, the business activities and the companies or locations for which the CCF will be prepared. The balance sheet can be drafted for your entire company or initially for individual companies or locations.

    Data collection and calculation
    Data collection begins once the system boundaries have been defined. We provide a data collection screen that requests all necessary data for this purpose. The previously defined emission sources are recorded according to Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3. Our experts are available to advise you on the data collection process. We also check the plausibility of your data, as it is used as the basis for calculating your greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the GHG Protocol.

    Evaluation and results report
    When data collection is complete, we use emission factors from public and licensed emission databases to start the evaluation and convert the data into CO₂ equivalents. You receive the detailed results of your CO₂ balance sheet in the emissions report.

    Finally, we present you with the results, which provide all the relevant information you need to initiate appropriate measures for CO₂ reduction and offsetting. We would also be delighted to offer advice on additional measures.

    The time required to produce the calculation depends largely on the previously agreed balance sheet scope. The calculation will take longer if the scope is more extensive. You should expect data collection to be the most time-consuming task. On average, we estimate that projects will to take approximately two to three months.

    We arrange an initial non-binding meeting to provide some preliminary guidance. The calculation is based on the agreed system boundaries as well as the required complexity of the accounting process. For example, we generally charge less for an office location than for a production location, as data collection is more complex in the latter case. We are always determined to offer our clients fair value for money.

    Preparing the balance sheet gives you a clear impression of your company’s CO₂ emissions. This helps you to identify the most significant CO₂ drivers and to develop measures for their sustainable reduction.

    Companies that regularly draft CCF balance sheets will continuously improve their datasets, pursue ambitious reduction targets, improve their operational energy management, cut costs in the long term and use credible climate management as a competitive edge.
    And what is particularly important: they adopt a proactive approach and are ideally prepared for any future legislative changes.