Certificate — Söderberg & Partners
|Country||GHG / CO2e / capita||Employees||CO2e|
|200 % compensation||24962|
|Grand total in tonnes||27462|
* According to Söderberg & Partners' own calculations
General information on data sources and calculation models The calculation model used by We Don’t Have Time, and the data sources for the calculations, are based on the following:
1. The population data comes from the World Bank's World Development Indicators collection. The data refers to 2015.
2. Emissions of greenhouse gases per country are from the UN (UNFCC) and refer to all emissions of human-created greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, MIX and NF3), excluding emissions from losses, land-use change and forestry. The data refers to 2015 per capita. Source: UNFCCC Data Interface.
The number of employees is multiplied by the per capita average national annual emission of greenhouse gases (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents, CO2e). These are doubled to ensure that the employees are climate friendly. Business travel is added to this. For Söderberg & Partners, the following therefore applies:
Multiplying the employees' emissions by two is justified by the fact that there is always a built-in error margin in the calculations which is a result of individual differences compared to the average (per capita) calculation used and of the fact that consumption is not included in the national data which forms the basis of the calculations. Twice the average greenhouse gas emission is therefore the model advocated by We Don’t Have Time.
The number of employees is based on previous year's annual financial report. In case of major changes as of number of employees a quarterly update to the climate compensation will be done accordingly.
Being climate friendly means neutralising more CO2 than is emitted as a result of the same person/employee's actions. According to We Don't Have Time's climate certification and definition, climate friendly means double compensating (a factor of 2) for employees' greenhouse gas emissions.
The UN's data doesn't include greenhouse gas emissions caused by human consumption, as the national data in the data sources used refers to production emissions – in other words, the emissions caused in the relevant countries, but not by aspects such as travel and consumption abroad.
Large industries trade carbon credits through a mandatory 'cap and trade' carbon credits system such as the EU ETS, to continue emitting greenhouse gases. A reduction in greenhouse gases such as CO2 in order to compensate for or 'offset' an emission elsewhere is called a 'carbon offset'. Voluntary carbon trading systems allow organisations and private persons to offset their carbon footprints. We Don't Have Time believes in supporting climate friendly projects, not only via the best performing and most transparent carbon offset projects, but also by abolishing carbon credits from the market. A robust carbon price can promote investment in clean, low-carbon technologies. Through actions taken by organisations that receive the We Don’t Have Time Climate Friendly Employees™ , and by removing the carbon credits from the market altogether, we put pressure on the big emitters to do the same, and potentially increase the market price for greenhouse gases (CO2e).
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