Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), has partnered with leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek, to offer organisations an opportunity to have their own carbon footprint assessed.
With both parties having the same common commitment to sustainability as well as supporting other organisations, Farnek has made its innovative calculation tool CarbonTek, which was developed by in-house experts, at Farnek’s digital solutions, sister company HITEK, available on the EEG website, allowing third-party organisations to apply for a calculation of their own carbon footprint.
Farnek’s carbon team will develop a dedicated activity-based report, specific to each customer, following the standardised protocols to measure Scope 1, (direct emissions), Scope 2 (indirect emissions) and Scope 3 (all other indirect emissions).
“The notion of a partnership came about after Farnek had recently completed a carbon footprint assessment for the EEG, to align our commitment to the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 strategic target and broader global climate protection,” said Habiba Al Mar’ashi, Co-Founder & Chairperson for the Emirates Environmental Group.
“Offering carbon assessment on our website, will not only generate awareness, it will also make calculation more accessible, especially for organisations that are eager to reduce their impact on the environment, but may not understand where and how to begin their journey towards carbon neutrality,” she added.
Using CarbonTek, Farnek was able to calculate EEG’s CO2e emissions using consumption data and recognised scientific databases for measuring emission factors, in accordance with Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) and ISO 14064 standards.
“Measuring the EEG’s CO2e emissions was the initial phase of the project that involved comprehensive data mapping and categorisation for all of its business operations. These included electricity and fuel consumption, refrigerant emissions, purchased materials, business travel and employee commuting, upstream and downstream transportation as well as the waste generated during their business operations,” commented Nadia Ibrahim, Director – Consultancy & Sustainability at Farnek.
Conducting an operational control approach, Farnek calculated the carbon footprint for all of EEG’s business activities in Dubai, for the January to December 2022 reporting period, which measured a total of 486.54 tonnes of CO2e, with Scope 1 accounting for 70.4% of the total, Scope 2 – 4.9% and Scope 3 – 24.7%.
“The completion of the carbon footprint assessment is the first step towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Through this comprehensive assessment, the major emission hotspots have been identified and we can now focus our decarbonisation efforts in these areas.
“This will also enable EEG to better understand their carbon emissions and identify opportunities to reduce their environmental impact supporting their sustainability efforts,” said Markus Oberlin, CEO, Farnek.