How to track your Carbon Footprint as a business with Pigment


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Author: Mike Huiberts

In this post, we will take a deeper dive into what we at Planadigm can do to support your journey to track your carbon footprint accurately with the help of Pigment. In our last post about the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), we wrote about how it will affect your business. If you want to know more about the significance of CSRD, we highly reading our previous post.

Scopes according to CSRD regulations

As required by the CSRD, tracking carbon emissions is all about keeping tabs on where those emissions are coming from. The emissions you are directly responsible for (Scope 1) and the emissions indirectly linked to your operations (Scopes 2 and 3).

  • Scope 1: The emissions come straight from your backyard, for example, your company vehicles or any on-site machinery burning fuel.
  • Scope 2: Think of it as the emissions associated with the energy you buy from external sources, whether electricity or heating.
  • Scope 3: This covers all the other indirect emissions, like those from your suppliers or the transportation of your goods.


Description of the scopes, according to CSRD regulations

To reduce these emissions and ensure they are under control, you need solid data collection; that is where Pigment’s software kicks in. It is like your one-stop shop for gathering, analysing, and reporting on all this emission data. Pigment is not limited to only ESG models and offers several applications. Pigment links up with various data sources, making it a snap to gather info across all emission scopes.

As you might understand, not all material usages emit the same level of greenhouse gasses (GHG). Therefore, it is imperative to differentiate the differences in materials and modes of transport used. With Pigment, you can make sure you are on track with CSRD requirements, showing exactly where your emissions are coming from and how you are working to reduce them. It is like having your emissions game plan all wrapped up in one handy software package.


Baseline Carbon Footprint with Pigment

Planadigm’s Carbon Footprint tracker

As per the Paris Agreement, the global community is committed to limiting the rise in global temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. At Planadigm, we understand the gravity of this issue and have created a unique scenario within Pigment where you can set targets in line with this agreement. This means you can now gain profound insight into the targets you need to achieve within your company.

You will be able to track your company’s year-on-year emissions and see where these start from. This helpful insight will help to reduce your CO2 emissions from specific sources. Since Pigment is such an easy tool, your dashboards are easily adjustable to what your requirements are and, therefore, can be aggregated on the highest level or at a granular level.

Baseline Carbon Footprint Evaluation in Pigment

In conclusion, the journey towards tracking and reducing carbon emissions is essential for businesses striving to align with global sustainability goals and regulations such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the Paris Agreement. Planadigm, in collaboration with Pigment’s software, offers a comprehensive solution to accurately measure, analyse, and report carbon footprints across all scopes, ensuring compliance and effective emission reduction strategies.

By leveraging Pigment’s versatile software, businesses can streamline data collection, identify emission sources, set meaningful targets, and track progress over time. With a clear understanding of their carbon footprint, companies can make informed decisions to mitigate environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future.

 At Planadigm, we are committed to supporting organisations in their sustainability journey, providing the tools and insights needed to navigate the complexities of carbon tracking. Together, we can work towards a world where businesses operate responsibly and harmoniously with the planet. Join us in embracing sustainability and making a positive difference for future generations.

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