Measuring your Businesses Carbon Footprint – Working towards Net Zero

Help to Transform your Business towards Net Zero – A Guide to Carbon Footprint Measurement

Making a Start

How can you take meaningful action on climate change as a local enterprise based here in Devon?

Join the Low Carbon Devon team for a series of interactive and informative carbon footprinting workshops enabling you to put theory into action and help make net-zero a reality.

Turn Ambition into Action

Calculating your carbon emissions is an essential part of tackling the climate emergency, enabling you to understand where you are and how you can improve. 

This workshop series will transform your ambition into action and walk you through the process of calculating carbon emissions.

You will leave these workshops with an actual measurement of your organisation’s carbon emissions, which you can use to identify areas of improvement and proactively take positive action.

You will need to attend all four workshops (in person or online) to get the full information to guide you through the carbon footprinting process and make sure that it is as beneficial to your business as possible.


Workshop 1: Thursday 20 October 14:00-16:00 – Scene setting

This workshop will explain why measuring carbon emissions is important, set out what net zero means and provide an introduction to carbon footprinting, including setting out what information is needed for the next workshop.

Workshop 2: Thursday 3 November 14:00-16:00 – Calculating your emissions

During this workshop we will walk you through the process of measuring your carbon emissions, demonstrate the process and introduce some useful guidance and tools. For this session, you will need access to information such as utility bills and vehicle mileage.

Workshop 3: Thursday 10 November 14:00-16:00 – Scope 3 and offsetting

During this workshop, you will be introduced to scope 3 emissions and the challenges involved in measuring and reducing these. We will also discuss carbon offsetting and the next steps toward reducing your emissions having calculated them.

Workshop 4: Thursday 17 November 14:00-16:00 – Product Life Cycle Assessment Introduction

This session will provide an introduction and overview of product carbon footprints and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products – exploring what this means, with some practical examples and how you can start understanding how to take action. 


Event Registration

Each workshop will take place at the Sustainability Hub, University of Plymouth city centre campus. Although this is an in person event there is also an online option available as well.

There are limited spaces so please only register if you will be able to attend all 4 sessions.

The workshops are a unique collaboration involving the following key partners – Plymouth City Council’s Plymouth Charter and Low Carbon Devon (University of Plymouth’s Sustainable Earth Institute).

 Please register your interest via the link below