CarbonInvoice - simple but powerful
Positive impact, credible action
The CarbonInvoice measurement approach
CarbonInvoice connects to your business’ accounting data and automatically categorises your business expenses into carbon categories. The app then combines that categorised spend with localised industry standard emissions factors to determine your overall business emission (1) intensity. For our emissions calculation methodology, we use a conservative approach, and where there is doubt we round emissions intensity up to calculate the required mitigations.
CarbonInvoice then apportions that on a per invoice basis in order to remove the intensity at the invoice level.
In order to keep this calculation up to date and automatically measure and mitigate invoices on an ongoing basis, CarbonInvoice maintains a connection to your accounting ledger.
(1) CarbonInvoice aligns its methodology with the internationally recognised and accepted GHG protocol Corporate Standard. The GHG Protocol is an international standard that defines clear requirements for the structure and content of carbon corporate reports and the collection of the key figures contained therein.
The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard classifies a company’s GHG emissions into three ‘scopes’.
Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.
Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions (not included in scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions.
CarbonInvoice mitigation partners
CarbonInvoice works with trusted and credible partners in the climate space to mitigate emissions and remove carbon.
We have partnered with the Trees That Count conservation charity for the funding of native tree planting to enable the mitigation of your business' carbon footprint over 50 years from planting. Trees That Count works with planters throughout New Zealand who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.
We are planning to add more mitigation and offsetting projects to our portfolio to provide you with further options that align with your business and the impact you want to make.
CarbonInvoice values and beliefs
CarbonInvoice is here to enable and empower small and medium-sized businesses to take their first steps and action on their sustainable journey.
We believe that by taking immediate climate action, businesses can future-proof themselves and establish a strong standing as a leader within their industry, as a compliant supplier to their clients, as a future-focused employer.
Starting your positive journey is only the beginning and the first steps towards a better future for tomorrow.
Focus on professional services
Small and medium sized businesses represent about 90% of businesses and more than 50% of employment worldwide. But the contribution they make and the impact they have on driving positive social, environmental and economic change is often ignored.
Small and medium sized businesses, including professional services firms, are also having a significant impact on the planet’s emissions. But they have been largely underserved in their efforts of reducing their carbon impact. CarbonInvoice serves to professional services businesses that care about their business and care about the planet, that want to make a tangible impact and share their positive story and and that are looking for an immediate way to get started.
Professional services are businesses that provide their customers with intangible products or services and expertise. Examples include recruitment agencies, lawyers, accountants, digital and marketing agencies, IT consultants, architects, financial services and many more.