September 6, 2022
As a leading bank for SMEs, mid-size companies and large businesses in France, Crédit Agricole Île-de-France wanted to offer its customers support in terms of the environmental transition. The Bank has therefore signed a partnership with Carbometrix, a leading player in carbon performance calculation and benchmarking. The bank’s account managers will now offer Carbometrix’s solution to their corporate clients.
Carbometrix calculates the carbon footprint of the entire value chain of any company, operating in any industry. In addition to a detailed analysis of their emissions by major category (building, transportation, purchasing, information systems, etc.), companies will be able to benefit from a benchmark by industry and personalized, quantified decarbonisation paths.
As part of this partnership, Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France’s account managers have been trained in the Carbometrix solution and can thus introduce the Carbometrix offer to their clients.
The solution developed by Carbometrix, built based on the Bilan Carbone™ method and the GHG Protocol*, enables customers to know their carbon footprint, a prerequisite for any decarbonisation strategy.
According to Virginie Grouselle, Head of the Corporate Market at Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France: “Following up on its engagements, Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France supports the transition of Île-de-France companies in practical ways. Through this partnership with Carbometrix, we are providing our corporate clients with a quick and easy way to assess the carbon footprint of their activities across the entire value chain. It is also a great opportunity for us to promote a young company in our region that helps mitigate climate change.
Christian Couturier, co-founder of Carbometrix: “We are delighted with this partnership agreed with Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France, which demonstrates the relevance of our solution through the quality of the results produced and the ease of use for our customers. With this initiative, Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France is providing further proof of its commitment to the climate and its status as a responsible bank within the financial community.”
*The GreenHouse Gas Protocol establishes standardised, global and comprehensive frameworks for measuring and managing the greenhouse gas emissions of both private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions.
About Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France
Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France is a bank and insurer with more than 1.6 million customers, serving all markets: individuals, professionals, SMEs, large companies, associations and public authorities. By its very nature, Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France is deeply rooted in its region, and its aim is always to be useful to the region, not only through its role as a major economic player in an exceptionally dynamic area but also through the ongoing support of local initiatives by its 52 Local Banks and its Crédit Agricole d’Ile-de-France endowment fund. For more information: ca-paris.com.
Carbometrix’s mission is to make companies’ carbon footprint universally accessible and comparable in order to guide financial flows towards companies committed to reducing their emissions. Carbometrix has developed several solutions to enable financial institutions to quantify, report, track and reduce the carbon footprint of their investment and debt portfolios and comply with regulations. Its clients are international investment funds, banks, and strategic and financial consulting firms. Co-founded by Corinne Bach, Marie David and Christian Couturier, Carbometrix is a mission-driven company.