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Global Environmental Organisation WWF Selects Greenstone To Help Track And Manage Carbon Emissions...Online reporting empowers WWF to accurately measure environmental impact of its operational activities... (April 11, 2011)
WWF-UK addresses global threats to people and nature such as climate change, the peril to endangered species and habitats, and the unsustainable consumption of the world's natural resources. WWF does this by influencing how governments, businesses and people think, learn and act in relation to the world around us, and by working with local communities to improve their livelihoods and the environment upon which we all depend. WWF uses its practical experience, knowledge and credibility to create long-term solutions for the planet's environment.
Lucy Potashnick, Environmental Manager at WWF-UK said, "WWF is a leader in the environmental world and it is therefore very important as an organisation that we measure our carbon emissions accurately and comprehensively and take measures to reduce them. Using Greenstone Carbon Management software tool Acco2unt means we can accurately measure emissions across a variety of sources including electricity, waste, water, and all modes of transport. The Acco2unt software enables the environmental team at WWF to set targets, create scenarios as well as allowing a wider stakeholder group from the organisation to analyse the data."
Like many other organisations, WWF used its own spreadsheets to calculate carbon emissions, but with emission factors changing every year it was a very time consuming process to manage the data. Acco2unt will allow WWF more time to focus on reduction initiatives, such as analysing employee and team travel behaviour."
Matthew de Villiers, Chief Executive Officer at Greenstone explains, "The collection and processing of data to measure and report emissions against multiple complex global regimes requires significant staff resource and expertise. It is estimated that UK organisations could face a significant increase in administrative burden in this area to meet new and developing reporting requirements, with international organisations facing a reporting requirement of even greater magnitude and complexity. Based on our work with clients, the implementation of automated carbon measurement software can reduce administration time spent on manual data collection, allowing them to focus on reducing emissions and the associated financial savings. This is what we will be working to achieve with WWF."
Related Keywords:Carbon Management, WWF