Available exclusively in the UK to Amiante’s clients, the Asbestos Carbon Footprint Framework quantifies the carbon emissions resulting from Amiante’s operations. Carbon footprint’s measure the impact our activities have on the environment. This impact is quantified by the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent).
Amiante’s Director of Business Development formulated this approach in 2014 in a simpler format, and has now at Amiante has developed the framework further. Amiante will provide this framework, at no cost, to clients on larger works where requested. Amiante’s carbon footprint is the sum of two parts, the direct/primary footprint and the indirect/secondary footprint. The primary footprint is a measure of direct emissions of CO2e from the burning of fossil fuels including energy consumption and transportation. The assessment focuses on the primary footprint, as this is something that we have direct control of.
Amiante’s secondary footprint is a measure of the indirect CO2e emissions from the whole lifecycle of the service we provide, which includes the energy used to manufacture items that the we may use but do not have direct control of. E.g. although we use generators, it would be difficult to determine the carbon used in the manufacture and delivery process of that generator, as we have no visibility of control of these items.
Therefore, calculation of Amiante’s carbon footprint is made through a combination of datasets, and our calculations use metrics developed by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and other internationally recognised sources. If you would like further information about Amiante’s Asbestos Carbon Footprint Framework, and how you could integrate it into your own business’s carbon footprint reporting then please speak with Paul Fox, our Director of Business Development, who will be happy to discuss your requirements as part of your asbestos removal or management project.