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: 

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  • 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

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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. 

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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.


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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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