How to calculate an organisations Carbon Footprint

Carbon emissions calculation is one of the first steps an organisation takes when attempting to achieve net zero emissions and setting a climate change target.
The carbon data gathered from the calculation will provide the insight an organisation needs to develop an effective management plan required to meet their climate change target.
 It is critical that this calculation is accurate and comprehensive, which means including supply chain emissions in the measurement.
The supply chain emissions, also known as scope 3 emissions, occur outside of a company’s direct control and are more difficult to measure and reduce than direct emissions.


We can assist you in measuring direct, and indirect carbon emissions across your organisation in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14064.
These are defined below.
Direct emissions, also known as scope 1, occur from assets or sources owned or controlled by the organisation, such as emissions from company fleets, stationary combustion engines, and so on.
Scope 2 indirect emissions account for greenhouse gas emissions from the generation of purchased electricity consumed by an organisation.
Other indirect emissions are all classified as scope 3 and account for events that occur outside of a company’s direct control but are a result of the company’s activities. Scope 3 includes all supply chain activities such as distribution, business travel, waste, water, and employee travel.


The first step in calculating your organisation’s carbon footprint is to identify and collect the necessary data.
This is explained in detail in our Cutmit Carbon data Entry form. Simply sign up for our services, and we will create and provide you with access to a custom cloud-based data form that meets your organization’s carbon calculation needs.
We will provide professional guidance throughout the data collection process.


Once data collection is complete, all activity data will be transformed into carbon emission equivalents, your organisation’s footprint will be broken down, and activities with large emissions will be highlighted to assist you to prioritise your carbon reduction strategy.
Calculating your baseline carbon emissions is a prerequisite for developing a carbon reduction strategy setting Science Based Targets and a Roadmap to Net Zero and becoming carbon neutral.


Our report will adhere to the ISO 14064 protocol to give you more information about your organisation’s emissions and an uncertainty analysis of your data to assist you improve the quality of your data. We can also modify the report to comply with other national regulations as well as the Streamline Energy and Carbon Requirement (SECR).
We can assist you in setting carbon reduction goals and creating a roadmap to Net-Zero once you are aware of your baseline emission and where you stand.

What outcomes can I expect when I calculate my organisations carbon footprint?

Understanding the size of your carbon footprint provides your organisation with an accurate picture of its environmental impact.
Baseline carbon data will be used to develop a carbon reduction strategy, set Science-Based Targets, and achieve carbon neutrality.
Data on carbon emissions that provide the insight required to invest where greater impact is most needed
A report that allows your organisation to disclose its carbon footprint to the public as well as suppliers and customers.

Why should I go with Cutmit?

International standards such as the GHG Protocol/ISO 14064/PAS 2060/PAS 2050 are closely followed by our methodology.
We are ISO 14001/50001/14064 certified lead auditors, which adds to our team’s credibility.
We have created a carbon framework covering a wide range of industries in accordance with the IPCC, Defra UK, and other international standards, and we have provided carbon technical support to institutions such as Farm Carbon Tool and the University of West of Scotland.
Because we encourage the use of primary data to drive precision and reduce uncertainties, our carbon measurement approach prioritises consumption over spend-based data.