NUS Carbon Footprint Dashboard: Understanding and Visualising Scope 1, 2 and 3 Data

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Carbon footprints are the associated carbon emissions released by a business over a given timescale. The understanding and monitoring of associated corporate emissions are vital to businesses looking to assess and decrease emissions. Understanding your carbon footprint and consumption profiles can be made easier with a dynamic and bespoke tool in the form of NUS' Carbon Footprint Dashboard. From collecting and quantifying raw scope 1, 2 and 3 data to producing an interactive dashboard, NUS can showcase a business’ data for a range of uses from internal analysis to board level presentations.

Why a Carbon Footprint Dashboard?

Globally, businesses are feeling pressure to decarbonise from customers, suppliers and broader legal reporting obligations. In many cases scope 1 and 2 (see "Quantifying Your Company’s GHG Emissions") emissions have been made mandatory under certain governmental guidelines for most countries, while scope 3 emissions have been a key requirement for companies making net zero targets or looking to align with leading standards such as the SBTi.

The Carbon Footprint Dashboard produced by NUS is an insightful tool which can help businesses visualise complex data and information in an easy-to-understand format. The tool can help companies breakdown and monitor scope 1, 2 and 3 data at both the site and country level – without having to work through complicated spreadsheets.

Effective communication within a business is key, especially when utilising internal data to make decisions regarding investments into decarbonisation levers and meeting net zero targets. The dashboard can be developed to present a wide range of data points in a straightforward manner. Our Sustainability Analysts can design and visualize the Carbon Footprint Dashboard to enable stakeholders, from financial directors to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) committee, to communicate carbon emissions with the rest of the organisation.

NUS Carbon Footprint Dashboard Overview

Simplifying Scope 1, 2 and 3 Data

NUS have a team of sustainability data experts who can work with organisations to collect, process and quantify complex scope 1, 2 and 3 data. The results of the carbon emissions calculation process can then be directly input into a Carbon Footprint Dashboard to showcase consumption and emissions, including environmental impacts areas such as utilities, waste, business travel and corporate vehicles.

The utilisation of the dashboard can enable companies to track progress quarter-on-quarter/year-on-year to keep track of a company’s decarbonisation trajectory against stated decarbonisation targets.

The data collection process and dashboard extend across all 15 scope 3 categories, and identify key opportunities for decarbonisation.

An Interactive Insight into Carbon Emissions

The Carbon Footprint Dashboard can help businesses identify areas for improvement, not only in data collection, but also in reducing carbon emissions. NUS can design the tool to address specific client requirements, rather than following a standardised template.

The Carbon Footprint Dashboard can help provide businesses with:

  • Tracking and monitoring of carbon reduction progress, allowing for assessment of implemented schemes from internal office policies to onsite generation.
  • Streamlined communication between board members, financial directors, facility managers, and the ESG committee etc.
  • Scalability which can allow for long term comparisons of data to identify improvements.
  • Simplification of complex scope 1, 2 and 3 data into a streamlined dashboard to allow for a greater level of understanding for all stakeholders.
NUS Carbon Footprint Dashboard: Scope 3

How NUS Can Help

NUS have a dedicated team of energy and sustainability experts who can help you on your journey to net- zero. If you wish to speak further about the Carbon Footprint Dashboard or any other matter relating to energy and sustainability, please contact NUS today.

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Daniel Farris