How to Kickstart Your Decarbonization Journey

Moving beyond the headlines - begin your decarbonization journey by identifying, defining, and collecting the right data with Persefoni’s Footprint Workbook.
Persefoni Team
By Persefoni Team
May 6, 20223 min read
January 25, 2023, 3:21 PMUpdated
May 6, 2022Updated: January 25, 2023, 3:21 PM3 min read

Decarbonization... net-zero... carbon-negative... We are seeing more and more companies use these words to describe ambitious, and at times unrealistically-ambitious, goals. Can they reduce their carbon emissions in the next 10, 20, or 30 years? Are they being realistic? Maybe or maybe not, but what is known is that for organizations just getting started, the decarbonization journey is often confusing and convoluted.  

Before a company can get to the splashy press release sharing its intentions to the world that it plans to be “Carbon Neutral by 2035” or will “Decarbonize by 2040,” it must first identify, define, and collect the right data. Yes, this isn’t the flashy part of sustainability, but it’s the foundation that will set your company up for success. 

To make a public commitment at that scale, a company typically has 6 key steps it must follow in its decarbonization journey:

  1. Initiate the carbon accounting journey 

  2. Calculate carbon emissions

  3. Set a carbon reduction target

  4. Track and measure progress toward the target

  5. Report emissions to disclosure frameworks

  6. Operationalize the decarbonization strategy 

The first step of initiating the carbon accounting journey might seem simple and straightforward, but it is overwhelming, daunting, and time-consuming for a new company just getting started. To help alleviate any stress this step might cause, we are excited to announce the general availability of Persefoni’s Footprint Workbook. This vital tool facilitates accuracy, transparency, and simplicity for climate accounting.

With Footprint Workbook, companies can:

  1. Access industry-specific recommendations based on their needs, operations, and sector

  2. Gain visibility into the data collection process by tracking emission sources and scopes that have been identified as industry-relevant

  3. Learn about carbon accounting methodologies through an overview of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Scope 1, 2, and 3 definitions 

By building a solid foundation, collecting the right data, and incorporating industry-specific emission sources, a company just getting started on its carbon accounting journey can now focus on the next step in its decarbonization journey ... making it one step closer to a press release everyone can believe in. 

To learn more about Footprint Workbook schedule a free demo at today!

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Persefoni is a leading Climate Management & Accounting Platform (CMAP). The company’s Software-as-a-Service solutions enable enterprises and financial institutions to meet stakeholder and regulatory climate disclosure requirements with the highest degrees of trust, transparency, and ease. As the ERP of Carbon, the Persefoni platform provides users a single source of carbon truth across their organization, enabling them to manage their carbon transactions and inventory with the same rigor and confidence as their financial transactions.