Climate change is the most important environmental challenge of our time. 

As the threat of climate change continues to grow, savy consumers, employees, shareholders and investors alike now expect businesses to do their part and take responsibility for their environmental impact.  As such, we've developed a free, easy to use carbon calculator to help service-based organisations measure their footprint and offset their emissions.

How to use this tool?

The Calculator is designed for service-based organisations, with up to five office locations, where the majority of its emissions occur in the country of the head office.

It estimates emissions for seven typical emission sources for office-based organisations, covering scope 1 and 2 emissions and material scope 3 emissions.

This Calculator is only intended to provide an estimate of carbon emissions for organisations and does not represent a verified carbon footprint.

Contact us directly if you require a verified carbon footprint and or if have an emission profile greater than 1,000 tonnes.

Calculator Methodology

The Calculator draws on carbon accounting principles and methodologies from the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (WBCSD, WRI), and applies Point Advisory’s extensive carbon accounting experience.  Users should note its inherent limitations when deciding how to use the outputs of the calculator. For further information please down the Methodology.

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Carbon Offsets

Carbon offsets, also known as carbon credits, are used by leading  organisations to help reduce the impact of their carbon footprint. Each offset represents one metric tonne of greenhouse gas emissions (t-CO2e).  When you purchase a carbon offset from a third party, you are essentially paying someone else to offset, or reduce, one tonne of carbon emissions from the atmosphere in another location, on your behalf. Effectively you are paying someone else to do what you can't.

As such it is important to reduce your own emissions first, where possible, before buying carbon offsets. Typically organisations will calculate their carbon footprint annually, often at the end of the financial year. They will then purchase the required offsets and permanently retire them, thus neutralising their carbon footprint. Whilst carbon offsets come in all shapes and sizes, fundamentally a certified (or verified) offset from a reputable carbon standard, helps to ensure the unit is credible and from a trusted supplier.

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Calculating your carbon footprint and buying offsets can be confusing. Don't worry we are here to help.

This tool has been designed for service-based organisations who want to do the right thing but can't afford the expense of an independently verified footprint. As such care should be taken when making public statements around carbon neutrality. If you use this tool to estimate your carbon footprint, we recommend referring to copy of the Methodology on your website and or any public facing materials, in the interest of providing full transparency as to to how your carbon footprint was calculated.


Contact us for further details if you are interested in having a customised version of the tool on your own website.