Our software shortens your path to climate neutrality
The effects of climate change are tangible: extreme weather events, extinction of species and rising sea levels are already a reality today. Companies have a responsibility to do their part to stop global warming. The pressure from society and politics is growing more and more. The demands on companies through legislation and the associated reporting obligations are becoming more stringent.
Climate management (or climate protection management) provides the necessary tools for companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Our IngSoft InterWatt software shortens the path to corporate climate neutrality by automating climate management processes and providing responsible climate manager with the necessary analysis tools.
How does climate management work in companies?
The core of climate management is GHG balancing. It creates transparency about the largest sources of emissions in the company and makes it possible to derive reduction potentials. The emissions are divided into so-called scopes:
- Scope 1: Emissions from the company's own activities
- Scope 2: Emissions from grid-based energy sources
- Scope 3: Emissions along the upstream and downstream value chain
A distinction is made between direct emissions, which originate from sources within the company's direct area of control (Scope 1), and indirect emissions, which relate to the company's business activities but occur outside its area of control (Scope 2 & 3).
The balancing can be carried out at product level (Product Carbon Footprint or PCF) or at corporate level (Corporate Carbon Footprint or CCF). The GHG Protocol, ISO 14067 and ISO 14064 serve especially as standard basis.
FAQ: The most important questions about climate management
- You avoid costs that would be incurred by your company with a global rise in temperature.
- You reduce the need to purchase expensive emission certificates.
- You save energy costs and reduce the use of resources.
- You position yourself in the market as a sustainable company and increase your attractiveness to customers and investors.
- You secure your competitiveness by integrating a climate strategy into your business model and meeting legal requirements in the long term.
Together with topics such as resources, wastewater and waste, climate management forms a component of environmental management, which in turn is part of sustainability management.
In contrast to other areas such as energy management, there is not yet an explicit standard for a structured climate management system. However, you can make use of content-related components of an environmental management system according to ISO 14001. In addition, there are several standards for determining CCF and PCF, most notably the GHG Protocol, ISO 14067, and ISO 14064. They are used as the most common guides for conducting a GHG balance and preparing a reporting statement or certificate.
A High Level Structure (HLS), as found in the ISO standards for management systems, does not yet exist. Nevertheless, the generally applicable standards of the ISO standards for management systems offer assistance in integrating the topic of climate protection into your existing management structures.
The EMAS Regulation (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) often forms the basis for environmental management systems and was developed as a voluntary standard for environmental management by the European Union. The various standards and objectives of energy, climate and environmental management systems have some overlaps. For example, EMAS includes the basic core content of climate management.
An existing energy management system is predestined for the expansion to a climate management system. This is because a large proportion of CO2 emissions are normally attributable to energy production, so that the emissions of Scope 1 and Scope 2 are usually already entirely available.
The necessary functionalities for an effective climate management are already provided in our software. Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us.
The political agenda and societal pressure are increasingly giving rise to concrete legal requirements and obligations, such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). They aim to minimise climate risks in order to protect the climate.
With the function of reports, you can use various report templates or configure your own templates that contain all the required values and locations. On the basis of this template, you can have regular climate reports generated automatically with the current measurement data.
Climate reporting includes information on the company's greenhouse gas emissions, reduction targets and the management of significant risks and opportunities due to climate change.
Of course, you can also adapt the reports to your corporate design.