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.