Introductory guide to carbon footprinting

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What does this involve?

Scottish Enterprise’s insight guide provides an introduction for businesses to the carbon footprinting process. It discusses what an organisational carbon footprint is, why businesses should calculate theirs and how they should go about doing it.

This online guide covers:

  • what an organisational carbon footprint is
  • the different scopes of greenhouse gas emissions
  • why businesses should calculate their carbon footprint
  • how a business can calculate their emissions
  • how businesses can verify and report their carbon footprint
  • what businesses should do when considering carbon offsetting

What does this cost?

You can access this guide free of charge.

Who is this for?

All businesses can use this online guide.


How long does this take?

This online guide should take around 5 minutes to read.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Enterprise website for more information and to read the full guide.

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