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Net Zero and ESG

Climate change, unquestionably, is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Its repercussions, from extreme weather patterns to rising sea levels, impact every aspect of our lives. It’s not only the responsibility of governments and individuals but also of businesses, regardless of their size, to tackle this global challenge. Businesses hold a significant role in mitigating climate change through sustainable practices and reducing carbon footprint.

With the UK Government’s commitment to a low-carbon world, the drive to carbon neutrality and achieving net zero is dominating organisations’ future decision-making.

However, many organisations believe the changes that they will have to make to achieve net zero will be time-consuming, costly, and with all the conflicting information, a little daunting. This is far from the truth, as there are many incentives to help businesses become greener and leaner without costing the earth.

The Paris Agreement, arising from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), a legally binding international treaty, came into force on 4 November 2016. The Paris Agreement provides a durable framework to guide, over the coming years, global efforts to reach carbon net zero.

United Client Services has partnered with Greenly to help all organisations audit, report, and reduce their environmental footprint.

Working with United Client Services and Greenly we can help your organisation demystify and provide clarity to this complex subject of achieving net zero. We deliver expert guidance and resources so you can relax on the longer-term net zero journey.


ESG reporting

ESG reporting: Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) refers to a set of standards for a company’s behaviour. It considers how a company safeguards the environment—including corporate policies addressing climate change, for example—and is increasingly popular among socially conscious investors looking to screen potential investments. Carbon accounting provides a measure of a company’s environmental impact—the “E” in “ESG”—and can therefore help it reduce risk and attract investment.

Scope 1 emissions

Scope 1 emissions – Direct emissions from owned or controlled sources, by the reporting company, during a production process with items that they own and control. Examples of scope 1 emissions include boilers, furnaces, emissions from machinery and equipment, fuel combustion, and vehicles that use fuel. They can also come from the production of energy used by a company, like for example, the burning of coal to produce electricity. The amount of Scope 1 GHG emissions a company produces can vary depending on how much fuel it uses and what kind of fuel it is. For example, a company that uses a lot of natural gas for heating and powering its operations will have lower Scope 1 emissions than one that relies heavily on coal.

Scope 2 emissions

Scope 2 emissions – Indirect emissions from purchased sources that the reporting company has made, that come from the generation of purchased electric, heating, cooling, gas, steam, and electric vehicles.

Scope 3 emissions

Scope 3 emissions – Scope 3 emissions are all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain. There are 15 categories of corporate supply chain emissions that occur indirectly, (with regards to the reporting company), due to upstream and downstream activities throughout the value chain. Although these emissions occur on the outside of the reporting company’s walls, they can be proactive in choosing resources, vendors, manufacturers, carriers, and distributors, and creating the life cycle of the product, to have a stronger, more sustainable value chain.


Commonly asked questions

What does the subscription includes?

– 1 year subscription to the Greenly Carbon Management Platform
– Measure of carbon emissions for a selected reference year (12 month period)
– Data collection through a unique accounting file and API connectors
– Physical analysis through optional activity modules, adapted to the customer’s industry
– Climate dashboard and industry benchmarks
– Audit-ready, investor grade yearly GHG report
– Employee survey and engagement through Climate quizzes
– Customized reduction actions recommendation and tracking dashboard
– Industry-specific support from climate expert on data collection, reduction plan and project management
– 1-hour Climate Journey overview meeting with the Climate Expert
– Access to our offset portfolio and sustainable suppliers catalog

How is Greenly cheaper than its competitors?

Greenly offers a platform that digitizes the assessment of a carbon footprint, saving man time and reducing the cost compared to consulting.
While our platform relies on technology to automate as much as possible, our climate experts are involved in the analysis and customisation of your action plans and to guide you step by step through the process.

Does Greenly only measure expense based emissions?

No, our platform uses expense-based analysis to generate a baseline report on a company’s footprint. From there we use activity-based modules to dive deeper into their largest emission categories

Does Greenly only provide GHG Assessments?

Greenly provides other services for industry specific needs such as: LCAs, Portfolio Analysis, Custom API calculators, Supplier Engagement, and industry specific studies

Contact your Partner Manager for more information

What does an example report look like?

An example report can be found here, along with customer use cases

Does Greenly measure scope 3 emissions?

Scope 3 emissions typically correspond to emissions generated upstream or downstream of a company’s value chain.
Greenly measures these emissions in two stages, by scanning the company’s accounts, and by activating modules dedicated to their largest emissions categories, to quantify the activities and assign the correct emissions factors

My referral signed up for a second year with Greenly, will I receive commission again?

Referral fee applies for the first subscription year. If the referred customer subscribes for 3 years, referral fee shall be paid each year

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