Carbon Footprint Management Standard, Second Edition
The Preferred by Nature CFM Standard allows your business to align with globally recognised GHG accounting and reporting standards and methods.
The CFM Standard includes requirements to help you systematically measure and reduce your emissions while understanding how to develop a comprehensive carbon management plan. The Standard incorporates requirements from GHG Protocol as well as BSI Publicly Available Specification, along with other criteria from several leading organisations and climate initiatives.
Aside from providing requirements on corporate, product or service and event footprints, the Standard also clarifies and provides guidance on emission sources, offsetting, carbon neutral events and land use change.
Businesses verified to the CFM Standard demonstrate a commitment to reducing their footprint and have the option of using the Preferred by Nature labels and eligible claims.
Reductions: Meaningful and continuous reductions are critical towards limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Clients seeking verification to our standard are expected to meet ongoing reduction requirements that contribute to global climate commitments.
Management: Not only does the Standard help you identify those activities and processes responsible for causing GHG emissions, but it also guides you towards developing ongoing plans and monitoring programmes that make climate responsibility part of your daily operations.
Clarity: From creating a climate policy to publicly showcasing your progress towards lessening climate change impacts, the Preferred by Nature Standard clearly outlines the main phases of your CFM plan while offering additional guidance, tools and services. .
Credibility: Along with including ambitious yet reasonable requirements throughout our CFM Standard, your verification will be performed by trained verifiers experienced in both carbon accounting as well as a variety of other certification schemes.
Alignment: By complying to the Standard, your business can feel comfortable that it meets many of the requirements endorsed by GHG Protocol as well as BSI PAS for corporate, product and service-oriented footprints.
Comprehensive: Our climate team has created a Standard that brings together requirements and best practices from a variety of credible GHG accounting and reporting sources. It also includes guidance to help you learn about Scope 2 accounting, offsetting and insetting, and event neutrality.
Embarking upon carbon footprint management also opens your business up to new sustainability insights and opportunities that can enhance social impacts, business models, risk management and stakeholder relations.
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