The calculations, the nitty-gritty & the data.
Calculating the carbon footprint of businesses is a complex and evolving science. We take care of the maths behind this. Our method is accurate, quick and designed to work for you.
If you are looking for a carbon calculator with integrity, you have come to the right place.
At ecollective, our data and approach mirror the GHG Protocol, the gold standard for carbon accounting.
This protocol covers your entire business as opposed to one of your products. We also handle carbon reporting for the key disclosure obligations like CDP, B Corp, GRI, and SECR.
How we measure your carbon footprint.
Nearly everything has a carbon footprint, so measuring the exact carbon footprint of what you sell could be a lifetime's work. With the climate crisis, we do not have the time. So we have made assumptions to measure the carbon footprint of everything that goes into a holiday.
This is normal practice in the carbon-calculating world, but at ecollective, we go a step further. Many companies make too-simple assumptions or use unreliable data, resulting in scores that are not as accurate as they could be. We do not do that.
The devil is in the detail.
The below section is long and detailed but just a small snapshot of what we do. But, for us, this is so important as the devil is almost always in the detail.
"Using ecollective to measure our footprint was quick, easy and set us up to add more products.”
Mark Wright - Managing Director of Natural Britain & The Adventure Connection
The study provides carbon emissions for 1 night’s stay in accommodation based on an average occupancy rate determined by the tour operator. All accommodation carbon scores are based on kilograms of CO2e emitted per room per night.
To calculate the carbon footprint per room per night we have included the following:
Striving to get better
Year on year we improve the accuracy of our work but it is still not perfect. If you have any feedback or would like to know more about our methodology, do not hesitate to get in touch. We are transparent and recognise the need for collaboration to fight the climate crisis. Email email@example.com
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A Case for Sustainability.
"ecollective gave us the data and know-how to bring our mission to life. They delivered in spades."
Ravi, Co-founder Oliver's Travels
"The good news is, that businesses don't have to make a choice between profitability and having a bigger purpose."
James Thornton, CEO Intrepid
"Traditional certification companies are not designed for tailor-made tour operators. ecollective provided a bespoke solution."
Ben Morison, Director of Far & Wild