Greenspect is a climate impact management platform for companies and organizations. A tool that helps you measure, target and verify your carbon footprint and find solutions to reduce your climate impact.
Greenspect is especially suitable for small and medium-sized companies. Large companies can also use Greenspect as a first step, but their needs are better met by our tailor-made solutions that take into account the wider supply chain, more complex structure and more specific requirements of business partners.
- Manufacturing industry, transport and logistics, construction and real estate, healthcare, trade or other fields (except agriculture and mining) who want a proven result in scopes 1 and 2.
- IT, legal, financial or other professional service providers and service economy companies as well as public sector and local government institutions who want a proven result in scopes 1, 2 and 3.
Greenspect was developed by Sustinere, the most experienced sustainability consulting agency in the Baltics, whose experts have over 3,500 hours of experience in assessing the climate impact of companies and institutions operating in various sectors.
- country-specific (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) accurate and up-to-date emission factors - this is what gives a real result;
- the questionnaires are designed based on the most important questions for your sector - we have separated the important from the unimportant. The result report resulting from real consumption provides a good direction to set your impact reduction goals and monitor steps;
- the possibility to verify/prove the results of your climate impact - this increases the reliability of the results in the eyes of financiers, customers and cooperation partners;
- support in the local language (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and English) by experienced environmental experts;
- support and guidance in targeting and reducing climate impact and comparison with others;
- extra service for the platform users for more detailed calculation of the climate impact (scope 3), assessment of the climate impact of the product, target setting or instead climate risk assessment by Sustinere experts in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
- Create an account: Choose a suitable package and, if desired, additional modules and register as a user
- Enter the data: Fill in the carbon footprint measurement questionnaire with the consumption data of your company/organisation
- Let it be verified: Submit additional information so that we can verify your calculation according to the ISO standard
- View the results: View the results of your carbon footprint online or download as a file, share the report with your target groups
- Strive for reduction: Compare your performance with others in your industry, learn about target setting and recommendations for reduction activities
- Track progress: After a year, recalculate your footprint, compare the new result with the previous year's
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For IT, legal, financial, or other professional services, and public sector and local government institutions we advise and provide to measure their impact in the scopes 1, 2, and 3.
For this we collect data from you in following categories
- Fuel consumption of company's cars
- Fuel consumption of combustion facilities (e.g. a back-up generator or boiler house.)
- Refrigerants and other fugitive emissions (e.g. leakage of the refrigerants)
- Bought energy - electricity, heating
- Water, paper and most common office drinks
- Equipment - IT and furniture
- Business travel
- Employee commute (a survey conducted by us with your employees)
- Home office impacts (a survey conducted by us with your employees)
For manufacturing, transport and logistics, construction and real estate, health care, trade, or other fields (except for agriculture, mining) we provide verified results in scopes 1 and 2.
Töötleva tööstuse, transpordi ja logistika, ehituse ja kinnisvara, tervishoiu, kaubanduse või muu valdkonna ettevõtetele (v.a. põllumajandus), kes soovivad tõendatud tulemust mõjualas 1 ja 2 (from spring 2023). See more here.
- Energy produced by the organisation itself
- Fuel consumption of company's vehicles
- Refrigerants and other fugitive emissions (e.g. leakage of the refrigerants)
- Bought energy - electricity, heating
In order to find operational data, the existing data management and reporting systems in the organization should first be reviewed (e.g. accounting, environmental data, logistics and inventory management systems, resource and material flow monitoring systems, etc.).
If the necessary data cannot be found or is known within the organization, you should contact suppliers or partners who offer you the corresponding service (e.g. waste handler, energy producer etc). Carbon footprint assessment should be an ongoing activity, so it is important to establish an internal data collection and management system. To do this, you should carefully consider in advance where and how the necessary data will be collected.
The more accurate the provided data, the more accurate the result. The exact result gives the best overview of the places of greatest impact and the possibilities of reduction. If it is not possible to obtain accurate data, it is also permissible to use data averaging or estimation, but this should be done as a last resort.
When doing a footprint measurement for the first time, it is probably difficult to understand which data should be as accurate as possible and where an averaging solution could be used. Therefore, we recommend that the first time data collection be based on the principle of reasonableness. The obtained footprint results give a good overview in which categories your organization's impacts are the greatest, and the collection of data for these categories could be more detailed in the following years, because it provides a more useful starting point and knowledge of what actions can be taken to reduce the climate impact.
Yes, your data is stored in the user account of the Greenspect platform, so you can conveniently add new data in the following years to the environment. Since we are continuously developing the platform, we will notify you of added updates and enhanced functionality. But the main thing - your data is securely stored.
When filling out the form for the first time, you may have questions about where to get the information, how to convert it, and what happens if there is no data.
We understand and are here to help!
There are several ways to do this:
- Online chat in four languages (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and English) - there we answer technical questions explaining the use and execution of the platform. Keep in mind that the answers are our experts (not robots), so we answer during working hours, Mon-Fri from 9 am to 5 pm.
- You can contact us by e-mail at email@example.com and
- through the contact form in the Greenspect environment. We will respond to your e-mail and inquiry within 1 working day at the latest.
You can include a personal expert as an additional module. A Greenspect environmental expert dedicated to your organization helps to understand the content and context of the topic of climate impact, regulations and methodology, answers questions - is just a phone call or e-mail away.
Since by verifying the results, we confirm that the data and result of the climate impact calculations is true, it may happen that from time to time it is necessary to ask for more information, for example, about basic calculations.
In general, however, we carry out the data control as follows:
- Greenspect's environmental experts will review the data you have entered, compare the results with the usual indicators of the sector and look for possible inconsistencies and shortcomings.
- We ask you simple follow-up questions about how you collected your data - you can give quick answers if everything is fine with the data collection.
- If necessary, we will contact the person entering the data with additional questions, which may include the submission of basic consumption documents.
- If it's okay, we'll add a confirmation of proven results to your performance report.
13. What to do if you cannot find a suitable match for your activity / consumption data in Greenspect?
The Greenspect team has added the main sources of the "average" company's carbon footprint to the database, but we are constantly adding to the list. If you did not find a suitable entry at the moment, ask for advice via chat customer support while using the platform.
In 2023, calculating the climate impact is not yet mandatory, but the requirements are increasing every year: while larger companies are the first to report, the requirements will gradually reach medium and small companies as well. Large companies, later also SMEs and all public companies will be obliged to comply with the requirements of the sustainability reporting directive (including through Estonian legislation).
However, all companies are more or less influenced by market demand:
- B2B customers, especially in export markets,
- cooperation partners,
- as well as financial institutions (banks, public sector grant providers) want more and more information on this topic.
This means that even if it is not YET mandatory, it is definitely necessary and reasonable for competitiveness - helping to plan the future, raise awareness within the company, increase employee involvement and contribution to building a sustainable future.
Yes, we believe that EVERY company should measure and reduce climate impact - that's what Greenspect was created for - so that starting is convenient and accessible to everyone!
Nature is at its last limit - and we need nature, not the other way around .
Thousands of scientists agree that our planet's temperature is rising out of control because of human activity. Business that boosts consumption is the main cause of this. Paradoxically, the warming climate affects these same companies - extreme weather and natural disasters have increased, storms, droughts, floods; ecosystems are disturbed, species richness is permanently destroyed. Heat, lack of water and food, destroyed homes make the masses of climate refugees move. Our daily decisions, including company managers, affect the conditions in which our children and grandchildren have to live.
Society must aim to reduce the damage caused by climate change
The countries of the United Nations, including the European Union, have agreed on the inevitable and immediate need to slow down global warming in order to keep the damages resulting from climate change to a minimum. The goals of sustainable development, the Paris Agreement, the European Green Deal, the "Goal 55" (Fit for 55) package - these frameworks guiding the countries' development plans also set expectations for companies to keep global warming within 1.5ºC.
The business sector is under pressure from regulations, risks and market demand
Through sustainable financing, companies are motivated to reduce their climate impact. Banks, state measures, pension funds and investors have begun to finance environmentally concious companies on more favorable terms. The central question from financiers today is: "How big is your climate impact and what is your plan to reduce it?". Your business customers also ask this, because they need to report their data to a third party. Climate impact reporting is required by several EU regulations (Taxonomy, SFDR, CSRD). Climate risks are therefore both physical (damages resulting from the environment, directly and/or affecting the supply chain), but also related to the so-called transition (compliance with the law, competitiveness, brand image, employer reputation).
Smaller footprint = generally less resource use. Nature wins, wallet wins. Win-win. Resource efficiency and the choice of sustainable input materials are especially critical in assessing and mitigating risks and disruptions from your supply chain. Polluting inputs become more expensive on the market. Making choices based on environmental impact (including climate impact) helps to find a more sustainable path.