Getting Started

What is the Scope of the Calculator

The scope of the calculator is up to you.

Depending on your aims for your business you may choose to calculate the carbon footprint for:

  • a particular section of your business;
  • your entire business; or
  • your entire business plus the emissions associated with your employees and customers commuting to and from your place of business.

The Greenhouse Friendly initiative ceased operation on 30 June 2010. Many of the Product and Service providers are now undertaking the transition to the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) Carbon Neutral Program. Organisations are no longer certified under Greenhouse Friendly; products that were produced and certified before 30 June 2010 are still certified and may carry the Greenhouse Friendly logo. For more information on the program transition, see the following newsletters:

Ensure you keep a record of the scope you chose for each auditing period. By doing so, you will be able to understand if any changes to your carbon footprint have been a result of a changed scope or a due to a change in CO2-e emissions.