Greenstone Carbon Management Adds Carbon Disclosure Project Reporting Requirements To Its Software Suite

 Matthew deVillers

…Accurate carbon reporting automated, reducing internal administration and improving accuracy…

Monday 15th February 2010 – Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, today announced that reporting for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)* can now be done at the press of a button. Greenstone’s carbon management software, Acco2unt, makes managing and reporting carbon emissions effortless through the provision of strong data acquisition, analytical and monitoring functionality.

More than 2,500 organisations in 60 countries around the world now participate in the annual CDP. Launched in 2000, the CDP requires organisations to measure and disclose information on their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies. To assist organisations that participate in the CDP, Greenstone has included the latest CDP report requirements into Acco2unt, enabling clients to produce a CDP report that covers the entire organisation. Acco2unt reduces the administrative burden by automatically maintaining emission factors and providing the capability to analyse emission, consumption, financial and comparative data. As a result, organisations are able to concentrate on reduction targets and performance improvements.

Matthew de Villiers, CEO at Greenstone Carbon Management comments, “We find the CDP’s quantitative reporting requirements can be a time consuming exercise for reportees. To address this we have now included the latest CDP report as a standard report in Greenstone’s Acco2unt enterprise software. This enables CDP reportees to complete all quantitative elements of their CDP report at a touch of a button – ensuring accuracy and saving significant time.”

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Notes to Editor

* Greenstone’s unique Acco2unt software product suite provides organisations with robust carbon management and accounting solutions. It enables organisations to measure, manage, plan, store and report emission data, track performance on their carbon footprint at multiple organisational levels and to accurately model carbon footprint reduction strategies. Acco2unt can significantly reduce the burden of auditing and reporting for compliance purposes, for stakeholders and customers. An extensive list of emission sources is included in the software’s calculation covering energy, travel and transport, IT, together with waste and water consumption.

* CDP, The Carbon Disclosure Project launched in 2000 to collect and distribute high quality information that motivates investors, corporations and governments to take action to prevent dangerous climate change. For further information on CDP please visit www.cdproject.net

About Greenstone Carbon Management Limited

Greenstone Carbon Management Limited is a specialist carbon solutions company – based in London, United Kingdom. Formed in 2006, it works in partnership with major commercial and public sector organisations to help measure, manage and mitigate their carbon emissions to realise business and financial benefits. Greenstone’s proposition comprises both consulting advice and access to a suite of Carbon Management software tools through a SaaS model.

Typically, engagements with clients follow a three step process: (i) Carbon Readiness Assessment; (ii) Carbon Measurement and iii) Carbon Reduction Strategies. During the engagement, Greenstone will provide tools to help measure and manage the organisation’s carbon emissions, help set up processes to gather data and to train personnel to manage their carbon footprint on an ongoing basis.

Greenstone has worked with a range of global businesses and respected brands such as the Virgin Group, Fujitsu and Ocado Limited. For further information please visit http://www.greenstonecarbon.com

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