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Net zero room for SMEs

You and your customers want to take action on climate change. But going about it isn’t easy.

Ecosphere+ intimately understands the challenges faced by small and medium-sized business looking to make a positive mark.

Our net zero room for SMEs aims to provide your business with a clear guide on taking climate action, including understanding your carbon footprint, how to begin reducing it, and how to compensate for any unavoidable emissions through carbon procurement.

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An integrated pathway to net zero

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1 measure

Measure your impact and report this publicly

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2 goals

Set goals that align your business with net zero

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3 reduce emissions

Reduce your value chain emissions across scope 1, 2 and 3 and report progress

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4 compensate

Compensate for unavoidable emissions by making a contribution to carbon projects around the world. Publicly communicate how you are using carbon credits.

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Calculate and rebalance your business carbon footprint today

Ecosphere+ has developed a free-to-use carbon footprint calculator for businesses to take climate action today through carbon procurement. To be a credible participant in the voluntary carbon market, businesses should only use carbon credits as a final tool to compensate for unavoidable emissions, and only after making deep reductions across scopes 1,2 and 3.

Use either your measured footprint in emissions, or calculate your businesses carbon footprint using our guided tool. You can then offset your unavoidable impact by purchasing carbon credits on the Ecosphere+ platform, with your direct finance returned to high-impact projects across the world. By taking responsibility for your business footprint, you help finance vital conservation, restoration, reforestation, energy efficiency and sustainable development in critically threatened landscapes.

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Statement of fairness and transparency

Fairness and transparency are core to our business values. If you have a question or concern about carbon credit pricing and how the revenue supports projects, we are happy to share that with you. Contact us.

Note on calculator: Aviation imposes other effects on the climate which are greater than just CO2 emissions alone and vary based on a range of factors (e.g. accounting for non-CO2 gases, flying through certain types of clouds, and even flying at night. There is currently no suitable or agreed climate metric (or Radiative Forcing Index) to express the relationship between emissions and additional climate warming effects from aviation and this is an active area of research. To take account of this, the UK Government recommends a ‘multiplier’ for the CO2 emissions associated with flying. A multiplier of 1.9 is recommended as a central estimate, based on the best available scientific evidence and consistent with UNFCCC reporting. Our carbon footprinting partner Carbon Analytics uses this in their carbon calculations. More information can be found in the 2016 Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting published by BEIS.

See how we are taking responsibility for our carbon footprint

Taking responsibility for our carbon footprint

  1. Measure: To measure our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, we commissioned the development of a free-to-use carbon calculator. We now share this calculator with other SMEs and individuals alike who are looking for an easy tool to understand and measure their business or personal carbon footprint.
  2. Reduce: With a small team and minimal emissions, the majority of our footprint falls to office energy use and business travel. With remote working now the new normal, we support staff to switch to renewable energy contracts for their homes from fellow B Corps. We also choose low-emissions travel, use hot desking to reduce our office footprint when we meet in person and our website is powered by 100% renewable energy.
  3. Compensate through carbon procurement: To compensate for our remaining unavoidable emissions, we are proud to support natural climate solutions projects that deliver lasting outcomes for communities and nature.

Client use cases

Delivering carbon neutrality while financing positive impact within the supply chain

Nisolo has worked with Ecosphere+ for many years to tackle their unavoidable scope 1,2 and 3 carbon emissions through high-impact carbon credits from Peru, a country with significant importance to Nisolo’s supply chain

Enabling climate positive design projects

Dodds & Shute partners with Ecosphere+ to not only compensate for their operational carbon footprint through carbon credits, but to offset the carbon footprint of every product sold and empower their customers to deliver climate positive design projects

Integrating forest conservation into homebuilding

Arthur Rutenberg Homes by Bluefield Builders finances forest conservation projects through Ecosphere+ as a means of balancing the environmental impact of their homebuilding operations