Carbon disclosures are difficult. Finding the raw data for energy, fuels, and fugitive emissions require compiling data from many sources within a corporation that typically don’t have reason to keep records integrated, much less in a format that lends itself to converting easily to carbon emissions. Now, couple that with the difficulty of identifying and patching errors in the data, some even large enough to move the needle on your public disclosure. Which takes us to the public disclosure, how much do you disclose? How far do you go in setting science-based goals? Too little and you are not taking it serious enough according to analysts, and too much you might overstate what has or will be accomplished, and later must pull back.
Burton Energy Group has an observation to share on carbon footprints: the same tools and methods we have developed on energy have a direct correlation to calculating and reducing carbon. The difference is that carbon goals often will change the equation for an ROI for performing a project that not only reduces energy costs but also reduces carbon footprints.
The misconception is that reducing carbon will result in expensive projects that have little to no ROI. The reality is that most companies Burton has done business with can find many projects to execute that not only have a good ROI, but also can be a control lever on the carbon footprint. In fact, it has become a new way of prioritizing capital projects to maximize value to the company but also the community.
Whether you are a carbon disclosure veteran struggling to find a better capital investment strategy or are just getting to the point in your business that you need an effective and affordable way to investigate your corporate carbon impact, Burton Energy Group has the tools and expertise to help.
If you are interested in learning more about our tools, processes, or expertise, please reach out to Blake Brewer. (BBrewer@BurtonEnergyGroup.com).