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Carbon Accounting & Strategy

Climate Change

We believe climate change is the most pressing issue of our time and one that is going to take collective action to address. Our mission is to support the transition to a sustainable future for the earth and its people and in our drive to address climate change we hope to encourage and empower other businesses to do the same.

For more than 10 years, our team of talented and passionate experts have assisted our clients with carbon accounting, emissions reductions, carbon offsetting, climate change strategy development and implementation, and climate risk.

Real World Impact

Project Experience

Case studies and project overviews, sharing the real-world impact our clients are making in the transition to a more sustainable future.

CASE STUDY

CENTRAL VICTORIAN GREENHOUSE ALLIANCE

Charging the Regions Electric Vehicle Network Study

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Our Team

Our team work each and every day with clients to mitigate and reduce the effects of climate change. They hail from such diverse backgrounds as engineering, law, science and finance, and offer a unique blend of policy, strategy, assurance and technical consulting service, to support businesses and government entities transition to a decarbonised, sustainable future. Heading up the team is Director Michi Morris and Principal Thomas Hodgson, supported by the wider team, all expert and highly competent across the full spectrum of climate change services we offer.

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Thomas Hodgson

Principal Consultant

Climate Risk and TCFD

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is a framework for businesses to ensure that the impacts of climate change become routinely considered in management decisions, and to improve and increase the reporting of climate-related financial risks and opportunities. It has fast become the leading international framework setting a new precedent for climate-related risk management and opportunity identification for large and listed companies as the world transitions to a clean energy future. We assist organisations to analyse their corporate governance in line with the TCFD recommendations; understand and analyse foreseeable climate risks and opportunities to the business; set metrics and targets; undertake scenario analysis and strategic reviews; and prepare company disclosures in line with the TCFD framework.

Climate Change Strategy

Organisations are under increasing pressure to manage the impacts of climate change-related risks to their business. For more than 10 years we have worked with some of Australia’s largest organisations to develop and implement their climate strategy to ensure they succeed in an increasingly carbon constrained future. Our guidance often focuses on change management and balancing structural decarbonisation with carbon offsets. This delivers a climate change strategy that turns climate opportunities into strategic business value. We utilise approaches including internal carbon pricing and Marginal Cost Abatement Curves, which are based on deep and current industry knowledge, to provide pragmatic and usable solutions.

Carbon Footprinting

Calculating and reporting on their carbon footprint underpins all climate action and allows organisations to understand, manage and reduce their impact. Our team is collectively one of the most experienced in the market, providing fit-for-purpose carbon accounting services for organisations both large and small. Our specialists are adept at calculating emissions from the most complex to the most straightforward sources, across all sectors and under key frameworks, including NGERs, Climate Active and the international Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Emissions Reductions

Emissions reduction strategies provide a tangible means for organisations to mitigate the impacts of climate change. For over a decade we have worked with our clients to identify and support impactful emissions reductions. We are experts in identifying feasible opportunities and quantifying abatement potential, implementation costs and benefits. We are market leaders in securing subsidies and capital grants to drive implementation. Our emissions reduction service streams include: feasibility assessment and implementation support, energy productivity, renewable energy solutions, energy procurement and carbon offsetting.

Net Zero

An unprecedented number of businesses and local governments are taking leadership in tackling climate change by setting a net zero pathway for their organisation. Going net zero refers to achieving an overall balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere. We’re one of the leading consultancies supporting organisations and government entities in understanding their carbon footprint and developing mitigation strategies to achieve net zero. We do this in line with best practice against the requirements of the international Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. This includes building business commitment; measurement of carbon inventories; setting targets; developing a strategy and managing risk; taking action on emissions reductions and resource efficiency; and reporting.

Science-Based Targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) offers one of the most credible, globally recognised approaches for setting emission reduction targets. Setting a science-based emissions reduction target (SBT) allows an organisation to understand their fair share of the carbon budget and ensures that emissions reductions are in step with science, future compliance obligations, and stakeholder expectations. Setting a science-based target also increases innovation opportunities, cost efficiencies and provides a competitive edge. We assist organisations on the journey in selecting the right science-based target approach depending on size and industry, understanding the main emissions drivers (Scope 1, 2 and 3) and where significant emissions reduction initiatives can be implemented to ultimately achieve the set SBT.

Offset Projects

Carbon offset projects are used to reduce or offset business emissions that cannot be avoided through other means. We support business with the development, registration and ongoing management of carbon offset projects under the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, enacted through the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011. Our experienced team provides support across both the industrial and land sectors, to support clients to earn Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) and reduce their climate impact. We have worked as both auditors and advisors on carbon offsetting projects which collectively have saved tens of millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.

We also assist clients to build a carbon offset strategy for self-generating offset projects. For businesses with the opportunity, a carbon offset strategy with self-generating carbon offsets can be an excellent way to mitigate the risks from the future price of carbon. It can also become a rewarding, cornerstone piece of any organisation’s carbon neutral (or net zero) strategy as well as broader sustainability goals.  Learn more

NGERs | Safeguard Mechanism

The Clean Energy Regulator’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme is Australia’s national framework for reporting and disseminating company information about greenhouse gas emissions, energy production and energy consumption. The Safeguard Mechanism is designed to limit emissions increases across the economy and can lead to significant financial cost if not managed correctly. Complying with NGERs and the Safeguard Mechanism can be a complex and resource intensive process, which is why many organisations choose to partner with us to oversee their reporting obligations. We have one of the most experienced teams of NGER experts in Australia, with diverse skill sets including engineers, economists, policy professionals and data analysts. Over the past decade, we have worked with many of Australia’s largest emitting companies, helping them comply with complex and ever-changing legislation and using this as a lever to identify carbon, energy and cost saving opportunities.

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    ATIYAH

    CARBON NEUTRAL PRODUCT

    ​AWESOME STREETFOOD, ZERO CARBON – that’s Atiyah. With its launch in 2020, Atiyah became Australia’s first 100% renewable-run street food zero-carbon kitchen certified under Climate Active. Atiyah sets operational carbon efficiency benchmarks and raises awareness about the global warming impact of food choices. They even disclosed the footprint of every item on their menu to empower their customers’ low-carbon lifestyle. We assist ATIYAH with their carbon neutrality certification.

    ORIGIN

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT

    Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. Intrepid has been a pioneer in measuring and reporting carbon emissions since 2010. When it joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    NEXTDC

    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT NEXTDC are one of Australia‘s most trusted providers of data centre solutions. Since 2018 we’ve been assisting them with their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and in March 2021, the company broke ground with the launch of NEXTneutral, an innovative Climate Active-compliant colocation opt-in program for their customers. Learn more.

    GOODMAN

    COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
    Goodman Group is an ASX20 global property expert in logistics and business space. It owns, develops and manages industrial property in 17 countries. We provide strategic advisory on Goodman’s operational GHG inventory and trajectory, the GHG intensity of its investment portfolio, net zero pathway and carbon neutral certification, as well as the renewable energy delivery strategy.

    ISPT

    PROPERTY FUND MANAGEMENT
    ISPT is one of Australia’s largest unlisted property fund managers, with over $11.9 billion of funds under management. We assist ISPT with its net zero pathway, land-based offset strategy as well as maintaining its carbon neutral certification. When ISPT joined the Climate Active network, it pioneered many concepts. It became the first participant under Climate Active to voluntarily include base building operations on all its owned and operated properties into its organisational certification and, as an industry first, procured 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units (ACCUs).

    BHP

    METALS & MINING
    BHP is an ASX listed, world-leading resources company and are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. They also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. We assist BHP comply with energy and greenhouse gas legislation and advise facilities on matters related to energy use and production emissions.

    Intrepid

    TRAVEL
    Intrepid Travel is the largest small group adventure travel company in the world. Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. We assist Intrepid with their Human Rights reporting obligations as well as many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting. This includes its Science-based target (SBT), making them the first tour operator with approved SBT. When Intrepid joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.

    LION

    BEVERAGES
    Lion is a global beverage company with a portfolio of brands in beer, cider, wine, spirits, seltzers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Lion has four large and four small Australian breweries, and its brands include XXXX, GOLD, Tooheys New, and Little Creatures. We assisted Lion to become Australia’s first large-scale brewer to be certified as carbon neutral under Climate Active in 2020.

    QANTAS Airline

    AIRLINE
    Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. We have worked with Qantas since 2016 on a variety of emissions reduction projects.

    ORICA

    METALS & MINING
    Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling. We assist Orica with their regulatory reporting such as NGERs and also carbon abatement projects.

    Fulton Hogan

    CONSTRUCTION
    Fulton Hogan has more than 80 years experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.
    We assist Fulton Hogan comply with NGER and NPI legislation for their extensive national operations. We work Fulton’s team to streamline reporting procedures to avoid duplicating data handling and transparently demonstrate data flows and aggregations.

    TOYOTA AUSTRALIA

    AUTOMOTIVE
    Toyota Australia was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia’s leading automotive companies. We have worked with Toyota since 2018 on many aspects of its GHG accounting, target setting, reduction initiatives, and reporting. We continue to inform strategic decisions around the contribution of the Australian business to the realisation of Toyota’s global Environmental Challenge 2050.

    H&H Group / Swisse Wellness

    CONSUMER GOODS
    H&H Group is a global health and nutrition company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Consumer brands include Biostime, Solid Gold Pet, Dodie, Good Goût, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, CBII, and Swisse Wellness, a vitamin, supplement, and skincare brand, born in Australia in 1969. We have been working with Swisse and the group on many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting, including the ongoing management of its Climate Active certification.

    AGL ENERGY

    ENERGY
    AGL is one of Australia’s leading energy companies offering electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services, plus internet and mobile plans. We have assisted AGL for over five years on a variety of activities including audit and assurance projects.

    VIVA ENERGY

    ENERGY
    Viva Energy is a leading energy company which supplies about a quarter of Australia’s fuel requirements. Viva Energy make, import, blend and deliver fuels, lubricants, solvents and bitumen through extensive national and international supply chains. We assist Viva Energy with a range of energy and greenhouse gas related projects. These include annual NGER reporting, Safeguard baseline setting, advice on Emission Reduction Fund opportunities and emission trajectories.