LSA carbon reporting moves online with Greenstone
The LSA has agreed a partnership with Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, to provide a new online portal for LSA member firms to measure and report their carbon emissions.
The solution will provide an intuitive online process for LSA members to input their business data which is processed automatically by Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution to calculate the associated carbon emissions. The solution will enable the LSA to process data more quickly and with greater accuracy as part of the annual reporting process.
Micael Johnstone, LSA manager said: 'The online portal provided by Greenstone will provide our members with a user friendly tool to upload their business data and review their performance year on year. It will make our annual reporting process much more efficient and enable us to focus more time on advising firms how to reduce their carbon emissions.'
Matthew de Villiers, chief executive at Greenstone said: 'We are delighted to be providing LSA with an online carbon management portal. Many LSA members already subscribe to our full Acco2unt solution and this project is a logical extension of our work in the legal sector. It is becoming increasingly clear that industry organisations like the LSA need to have efficient central processes, tools and administration to measure, report and benchmark carbon emissions and these environments are ideal for our Acco2untportal solution.'
What this means for members
- The data required from members will be the same as under the LSA Carbon Protocol - Scope 1 and 2 emissions and employee business travel
- LSA members will have access to the tool for reporting from January 9, 2012 with a reporting deadline of 30 March
- Each LSA member will be provided with an individual login and comprehensive user
- Members will input data via an easy to use data entry wizard
- Historical data will be uploaded by Greenstone and processed against the Defra’10 methodology
- Help text will be embedded throughout the Data Entry Wizard
- Training will be provided through webinars run by Greenstone
Training webinar dates
Greenstone will be hosting two webinars on 26th January and 9th February. If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please email Gyles Scott-Hayward at email@example.com.
Why use software?
Calculating a carbon footprint has become a common place activity for many law firms. Being able to measure your emissions means you can manage them and by managing them, costs can be significantly reduced. Carbon management software is the most efficient and accurate way of calculating your firm’s emissions. Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution provides a comprehensive and user friendly online capability to calculate and analyse emissions, cost and consumption data at any level of your organisation.
About Greenstone Carbon Management Limited
Greenstone Carbon Management Limited is a specialist carbon solutions company that works in partnership with major commercial and public sector organisations to help measure, manage and report their carbon emissions to realise business and financial benefits. Greenstone’s proposition comprises both consulting advice and access to a suite of Carbon Management software tools through a SaaS model.
Typically, engagements with clients follow a three step process:
(i) Carbon Readiness Assessment
(ii) Carbon Measurement
(iii) Carbon Reduction Strategies
During the engagement, Greenstone will provide tools to help measure and manage the organisation’s carbon emissions, help set up processes to gather data and to train personnel to manage their carbon footprint on an ongoing basis.
Please visit www.greenstonecarbon.com for further information.