Following on from our last post on scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, when creating your company’s carbon profile, you will also need to consider a gap analysis, any exclusions, and assumptions.

These are outlined below:

Gap analysis

This is a comparison of the list of reporting requirements against the data you are able to provide.

What does this achieve? It will enable you to identify any possible holes in your reporting, and highlight areas where you could improve for future reports. It will also lead the way into the next section, assumptions.


In some circumstances, particularly in scope 3, it may not be possible to directly report on every action. You can’t just ignore these and leave them out of your report though, this is where your assumptions are made.

For example, you could assume that for air travel purposes the average short haul return distance is 650 miles.


This is possibly the simplest section of the process. While working out your scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions there will be some sections that won’t apply to your company and these can be excluded from the report.

As an example, if your company does not own passenger or delivery vehicles these can be excluded from your scope 1 report.

Book a free, no-obligation review with lead assessor Peter Provins to discuss your gap analysis, assumptions, exclusions and how your company can go carbon neutral.

Email: peter.provins@enistic.com or phone: 01865 598 776

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A Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) is a statement from a company identifying their current Carbon Footprint and committing to help the UK achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) is a piece of legislation from the UK Government which replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was introduced by the UK Government to promote energy efficiency and to ensure large enterprises are regularly assessing their energy usage.

Net Zero refers to producing zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing emissions against carbon emission reduction, and carbon offsetting strategies. 

The Procurement Policy Note (PPN 06/21) sets out how government departments need to take account of suppliers’ Net Zero Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts.

Science-based targets (SBT) are targets that help companies define their journey to reduce carbon emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth.

The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was developed to create consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by organisations in providing information.

The Environmental, Social and Governance report (ESG) is a statement from a company announcing its current commitment to the environment, social and governance matters. 


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