Waste Footprint Services

Waste is one of the six key environmental categories that Defra includes in their Environmental Reporting Guidelines*. Waste can be a major source of cost - both directly and indirectly. Managing your Waste Footprint can deliver clear cost savings, provide competitive advantage and reduce business risk. Carbon Footprint Ltd provides a full range of independent solutions including: 


  • Waste Footprint assessment & certification
  • Waste audits
  • Waste & associated cost reduction programmes
  • Waste Footprint tracking software

Why Waste Footprints matters to your Organisation.

Whether you run a multinational office based organisation or a mid-sized manufacturing organisation, your Waste Footprint should be important to you for

  • Cost transparency & cost control
  • Supply chain disclosure – e.g. in competitive tenders
  • For sustainability/environmental metric measurement, e.g.environmental management systems (EMS)/ISO14001, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Resource Initiative (GRI) etc.

Our services will enable you to 

  • Understand & probe current sources of costs   
  • Assess/mitigate future business risks and costs of your waste generation & management
  • Identify ways to reduce the environmental impacts of your waste use
  • Identify ways to reduce waste creation & optimise waste management within your organisation.
  • Improve efficiency at organisational, process and product levels – including design for the environment (DfE).


Waste Footprint Assessment & Certification


Our fully independent Waste Footprint services start with benchmarking. This can be undertaken alongside your carbon programme or equally well as a stand alone project.

  • Carbon Footprint Standard – recognition for assessment and for making year on year reductions
  • Concise & independent reporting on waste use
  • Captures data on waste usage & equivalent carbon footprint
  • Integration into your Carbon Footprint Appraisal report (if this option taken)
  • Helps you to plan & target areas for waste reduction 

Waste Audits

Our on-site waste audits

  • Identify the range of waste streams within your organisation as a whole/for specific products/services as you require.  
  • Give vital insights  into full costs of waste to your business
  • Recommend time-bound targets your company should aim for 
  • Provide recommendations of project based actions you can implement to reduce waste/promote materials up the waste hierarchy and can help you to define suitable targets that you should aim for. 


Waste Reduction Programmes

We can either support or manage the implementation of specific waste reductions within your organisation – providing support either on a project or ad hoc basis, as you require.

Waste Footprint Tracker

If your business is involved in manufacturing, heavy processing or has multiple sites, you may need to deploy a tracking systems to enable you to measure and manage with greater regularity.

Our software tools are tailored to your specific needs and can provide both static and dynamic measurement.

* Defra Guidelines -   www.gov.uk/government/publications/environmental-reporting-guidelines-including-mandatory-greenhouse-gas-emissions-reporting-guidance

Call us to discuss Waste Footprint needs within your Organisation +44 (0)1256 345645.

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