Carbon strategy

Do you already know the potential impact of climate change on your operations?

Why calculating carbon emissions?

As for every performance, there is no improvement without measurement, stratification and action prioritisation.
This is exactly what carbon accountancy allows:
Identification of the major contributors to the complete footprint of your company, public service or local council,
Quantification of the relative weight of each activity but also the impact of possible improvement actions.

Indeed, without measuring, and especially in the field of carbon footprint, there are a multitude of falsely good ideas and counter-intuitive results.

Only a precise understanding of the activity considered and of carbon emission factors allow to identify the relevant and efficient changes. This is the combination WELYA offers to create with your teams.

ISO14069 carbon footprint analysis, a mere carbon calculation?

Using a French ADEME tool compatible with ISO14069 standard, WELYA methodology goes far beyond the simple quantification of emission sources from your structure, and this is the added value of world-wide known Bilan Carbone® method. Indeed, the proposed project is much wider.

It starts with the compulsory alignement of the whole structure with full support of top management and the necessary training of the teams in climate change challenges : Bilan Carbone® is a significant workload for the teams, more than to the consultant, in order to gather dispersed data within the whole organisation. Understanding the deep reasons of such an increase of workload is then a key success factor for a relevant and efficient footprint analysis.

Once the starting point is established, the work is just starting. The next two steps are the real added value of the method. First, proposals of quantified actions designed with the teams on several timescales:

  • Short-term actions, probably with limited reduction potential, but key as teaching and motivating examples of reduction projects showing the structure’s engagement to start the reduction plan,
  • Deeper actions with significant reductions, needing longer implementation time (some months or years) due to their complexity and wider scope,
  • Eventually, strategic actions that may well challenge the structure’s own business model for future resilience.

Complete identification of greenhouse gases emissions from the organisation allows also to make some sensitivity tests to energy parameters: cost of fossil fuels, possible introduction of carbon significant cost (like a unified European carbon taxation for example). This creates a strategy piloting tool, highlighting the organistion’s sensitivity to future evolutions, the possible opportunities or increasing the awareness about potential threats that can either modify operations, or at worst challenge completely the business model of a company or the future of a public service or local council.

Going further with ACT methodology

ISO14069 and Bilan Carbone® analyses allow to establish the starting point and show the main routes of the organisation towards a reduction of GHG emissions. However, this deep evolution asks for a management process, real reductions must be measured regularly so that the obtained gains are aligned with the organisation targets over a longer timescale.

To do so, both French ADEME and Carbon Disclosure Project have created the Assessing low Carbon Transition (ACT) initiative. The organisation’s progress is measured against the original strategy as well as the expected changes in various activity sectors within the various scenarios from International Energy Agency. The reduction rhythm and amplitude are not the same for different activity sectors, thus the methodology is being developed sector by sector, and WELYA will be partner of the ACT Initiative methodology developments, especially for Chemistry and Glass.

WELYA will be partner of the ACT Initiative methodology developments, especially for Chemistry and Glass.

Our offers

> Your organisation has never evaluated its carbon missions?

WELYA offers to work together and to pilot the different steps of a carbon footprint analysis project, compatible with ISO14069, from the initial definition of scope, the training of the teams to the final report with emissions analysis, improvement proposals and sensitivity studies.

In order to raise awareness about climate change in the teams, it is proposed not to work with WELYA, but with a citizen association in France called Citoyens pour le Climat: the aim of this association is to raise awareness on climate change from a scientific and factual standpoint, by co-constructing events with companies. The founds obtained are used to organise workshops for primary schools, high schools and college levels, for free. It could well be local schools in your site area, or schools where the kids of your collaborators go.


> You already measured your carbon emissions?

WELYA offers to help you in your reduction strategy: setting the objectives, following the actions, validating the gains obtained and investigating new actions, by applying ACT methodology. The knowledge and use of this methodology adapted to your specific activity sector would secure the relevant evaluation of your reduction strategy and successes.

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