Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the Workplace

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the Workplace

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 3:13pm

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Leading companies around the globe have committed to reducing their carbon footprint as part of internal environmental policies.  An effective strategy needs to consider both direct emissions and indirect sources.
 
Today, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are being consider across a company’s entire value chain and can be viewed from two distinct view points.  In fact, just recently, The Greenhouse Gas Protocol published two standards to help businesses measure, manage and report GHG emissions beyond their own operations, including the finalized version of long-awaited scope 3 guidance.  The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and Product Life Cycle standards were developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The WRI said the standards will allow companies to measure and manage the full scope of emissions in their value chain and products for the first time, while helping to move businesses and reporting programs to one harmonized global reporting framework.
 
With small business resources limited, clients in our business sustainability programs ask for quick ways to get a jump start on reducing the company's carbon footprint without having visibility to major environmental impacts.  Depending on what’s a good fit for your organization, some solutions may be more cost effective and easier to implement than others.  Consider taking eco action on the "low hanging apples" and plan for 2012 for more resource intensive sustainable options.  Click here to read how to reduce your carbon footprint in the workplace
 

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".

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Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Carbon | Carbon Footprint | Corporate Value Chain | Sustainability programs | Taiga Company | World Business Council | World Resource Institute | workplace

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