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What consumes the most energy in a data center?

What consumes the most energy in a data center?

Introduction    Data centers have revolutionised the way we use digital technology. Allowing firms to outsource their data storage and processing, data centers play a major role in the global economy.  To picture data centers, think of an enormous building full...

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Everything you need to know about the Use of Sold Products

Everything you need to know about the Use of Sold Products

Introduction A carbon footprint assessment calculates the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the activities of a firm. But should it also include the emissions caused by the firm’s use of sold products (USP)? What does the USP really mean? How can a firm calculate...

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Activity data vs. monetary data: advantages and drawbacks

Activity data vs. monetary data: advantages and drawbacks

  Introduction  An increasing number of firms are willing to participate in the fight against climate change by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. There is one major prerequisite in order to achieve this: carrying out a carbon assessment of the various...

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Why reducing beef is good for the climate

Why reducing beef is good for the climate

In carbometrix, we measure emissions from the 3 scopes. And we pay particular attention to the employee meals. Why? because it is a lever of action that is available for all employees of your company. And because it can really have an impact… When choosing our meat,...

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How to determine the carbon footprint of a company

How to determine the carbon footprint of a company

Introduction    The several droughts and heatwaves in Europe these last few months have shown that the ecological transition is no longer a debate: it is now a necessity.  There are an increasing number of signals that help raise awareness and call for immediate...

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Everything you need to know about the GHG protocol 

Everything you need to know about the GHG protocol 

Introduction  The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is a set of standards, guidelines, tools and training aimed at businesses and governments to help them measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.  This protocol is a key tool to support global...

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Electric vehicles: what do I need to know?

Electric vehicles: what do I need to know?

The automotive sector has a crucial role to play in advancing the transition to a low carbon economy. Indeed, with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimated to 4 Gt of CO2e (CO2 equivalent) per year, this industry represents 8% of global anthropogenic emissions. The...

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Understanding the three scopes of your carbon footprint 

Understanding the three scopes of your carbon footprint 

A company’s carbon footprint measures the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by its activity, either directly or through its value chain. It encompasses three scopes: the choice of scopes taken into account may have a significant impact on...

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10 principles for an ambitious climate strategy

10 principles for an ambitious climate strategy

Carbometrix supports the 10 principles for an ambitious climate corporate strategy. These 10 principles are driven by the Net Zero Initiative project. It was developed by a large number of climate change and business professionals.   Principle 1: Net zero refers to...

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What does SFDR change for investment firms?

The interest of investors for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) products is growing very rapidly, but the lack of standard information can be very frustrating. The definition of what counts as sustainable often seems arbitrary: for example, S&P Global’s...

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5 things to know about cloud computing

5 things to know about cloud computing

In the last few decades, digitization has become an essential feature for the resilience of our societies: it has proven to be indispensable in 2020, at the apex of the Covid-19 crisis, and its importance in our lives will certainly keep growing in the years to come....

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No such thing as a free lunch

No such thing as a free lunch

When we compute carbon footprints, our customers are often surprised when we ask them questions about the types of meals that their employees usually take at lunch time. After all, the way people eat is a private matter: the company has absolutely no say in that. Why...

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Why carbometrix does not count your emails

Why carbometrix does not count your emails

Carbon emissions related to digital activities are notoriously difficult to estimate, so when actual figures are published on the topic, it is very tempting to take them at face value. Over the years, the same figure has emerged in the headlines, time and time again:...

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Decarbonising fashion: a look into climate-conscious brands

Decarbonising fashion: a look into climate-conscious brands

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries worldwide. It emitted 2 billion tons of GHG in 2018, 4% of the world’s total emissions. In other words, fashion emitted more GHG than France, Germany and the UK combined. Furthermore, research shows that if the industry maintains the same pace of decarbonisation, its emissions in 2030 will be double of the maximum required to stay on the 1.5-degree pathway.

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Electricity producers carbon performance ranking

Electricity producers carbon performance ranking

carbometrix has independently analyzed and computed the carbon emission performance of 22,000 electricity producers worldwide, representing 75% of global production using an asset-based methodology. The assets consist of 60,000 power plants around the world.  In 2020,...

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Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 2

Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 2

We have analyzed and computed the carbon emission performance of 48 automakers representing 70 million cars sold in 2020, or 99% of worldwide sales.   Our previous article set the context on why greenhouse gas emissions are a top priority issue for automakers. We...

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Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 1

Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 1

We have analysed and computed the carbon emission performance of 48 automakers representing 99% of worldwide sales.   This first part provides an overview of challenges in the transition to a low carbon economy and key issues to have in mind to understand carbon...

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