GreenHouse Gases Audit

What is the Carbon Footprint Bilan Carbone®?

The Bilan Carbone® is a tool and methodology for environmental management, to make an inventory and accounting of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). It’s a tool to evaluate the order of magnitude of GHGs emissions resulting from the set of physical processes necessary for the existence of an activity or an organisation. It is a tool for decision support and diagnosis.

It helps to understand, measure and act on emissions of greenhouse gas to limit and monitor this reduction with indicators of performance. It gives a comprehensive picture of the impact of the company in terms of GHG emissions and allows a comprehensive analysis of potential mitigation actions.

It’s a way to save resources because emit less, it’s consume less and is therefore spend less of money. This is a driver of innovation in the search for alternative solutions and to stay ahead of the competition.

The Bilan Carbone® is compatible with the international standard ISO 14064 and the GHG Protocol Initiative, which is the international group of industrialists, NGOs and government agencies.

Principle of the Bilan Carbone® method

The Bilan Carbone® is to take into account all physical flows (people, objects, energy) that are necessary for the activity and to associate to them the greenhouse gases emissions they generate, whether direct or induced by the activity. They are calculated as carbon (C eq) or CO2 equivalent (CO2 eq) from the data collected, including:

  • production of raw
  • combustion for manufacturing processes
  • passengers travel (employees, customers, …)
  • freight shipments
  • construction of buildings occupied by your company
  • materials used
  • waste treatment
  • energy consumption and other emissions from products sold
  • end of life of products

Emission factors, updated regularly, are calculated for each entity: electricity, gas, oil, heating, steam generating, refrigerating, freight, materials …

Accounting for all flows previously defined in the study area can quickly see the positions of the most important issues. Actions of reduction are then recommended, allowing the company to reduce its environmental impact.

The Bilan Carbone® also includes an economic analysis of the exposure of an activity relative to energy prices, enabling:

  • to include in future projects estimates of GHG production and energy consumption
  • measure the vulnerability of a company facing a surge in energy prices.

Stages and purpose of Bilan Carbone®

6 steps for 1 goal :

Step 1 : Understanding the greenhouse effect

Step 2 : Define the scope of the study

Step 3 : Data Collection

Step 4 : Analysis of results and ranking

Step 5 : Establishing courses of action to reduce

Step 6 : Launch of actions to reduce

Final goal: to make new demands and implement a comprehensive plan to reduce

The Bilan Carbone® tool is a starting point to prioritize your programs and can begin a process to reduce its emissions.

The first stone to your environmental strategy :

1 – DIAGNOSIS your company

2 – QUANTIFY your emissions

3 – INITIATE reduction policy

The added value of the tool Bilan Carbone® is in its holistic approach that can act on priority and strategic positions. It is the essential first step in developing an action plan for reducing GHG emissions. It gives a complete picture of the carbon footprint of the company and allows to prioritize action based on the relative positions of emission.

The implementation of actions of reduction, often linked to lower energy consumption allows for economic gains and reduced vulnerability to changes in energy cost

Our competence

CarboneTex is trained and approved by ADEME to make the Bilan Carbone® for companies, communities and organizations. Achieving the environmental profile of your structure with the tool Bilan Carbone® can under these conditions to be a financial support by ADEME between 50% and 70% of the cost of delivery. The firm supports you and helps you in setting up your policy to reduce Greenhouse gases emissions by managing you with your action plan.

Are you an SME? ADEME indicates that in 2010, 65% of companies having achieved its Bilan Carbone® were SMEs (1091 Bilan Carbone® carried out).

Then contact us.