In order for any organisation to manage the impact of its greenhouse gas emissions, it must first quantify them. The Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) does this by conducting an emissions audit. There are different types of carbon audits or carbon footprint assessments, explained below and these relate to the type of certification which is achievable. Our scope & methodology page explains where the boundaries are set for an organisation undergoing a carbon footprint assessment. Read more about why we take this approach on our philosophy page.
Depending on your certification level, there are different types of audits or carbon footprint assessments undertaken.