Our model has been independently reviewed by lifecycle analysis consultant, Andrew D Moore. We periodically review and enhance the underlying data to ensure accuracy & transparency.
The trace emissions engine leverages best practice carbon accounting methodologies, including the UK Government, Australia Government’s Climate Active programme, NABER and the global GHG Protocol.
The model covers:
The calculator uses publicly available emissions factors from multiple global data sources, which are regularly updated to ensure the most accurate information is used.
Key sources include:
The badge you earn (e.g. 'Carbon Neutral Organisation') depends on the boundary of emissions that you measure and offset.
Note the trace calculator does not include emissions from customer usage and product end of life treatment as the methodology relies heavily on gross assumptions and the activities are very difficult for a business to control.
We follow best practice from Climate Active and require that customers include suppliers in the emissions boundary if they meet 2 of the following criteria.