Measuring your carbon footprint
2050 is an important year in our future. Governments, businesses and communities are focused on limiting global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees or less to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, in line with science-based targets.
In September 2022, the Australian Government passed its landmark Climate Change Bill 2022. Australia's emissions reduction target of 43 per cent by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050 are set in law. But the Government can't reach this target alone. It will rely on businesses and the broader community to take steps to significantly reduce carbon emissions to achieve this goal.
The first step to reducing your organisation's carbon emissions is to understand what it's producing. Once your organisation has measured its baseline carbon footprint, it can reduce emissions.
How BDO can help
Whether your organisation is mandated to calculate and report its emissions, your supply chain requires it, or you're proactively measuring your carbon footprint voluntarily, our carbon accounting experts can help you with:
- Assist you to understand and measure your Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions
- Calculate your carbon footprint
- Meet legislative requirements under the NGER Act 2007, including the Safeguard Mechanism
- Assurance readiness
- Assure your carbon footprint.