Why do Compaines care about their Carbon Footprint?

Energent has just released our newest module, EnergentGHG.  Using this product, companies are able to accurately, and in real-time, report all of thier scope 1 and scope 2 carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in a number of ways.  Companies can use tons of C02e (carbon equivalents), actual greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, N2O & CH4), or in energy equivalents which helps people relate consumption and emissions to every day activities.

But more importantly, why do companies care?  Energent is interested in finding out what the driver(s) are for monitoring their carbon footprint.  Is it financial?  Sustainability?  Both?  Neither?  We know there is more and more interest in carbon emissions and the impact they are having on the environment.  We  have also heard about the “triple bottom line” and how companies are thinking about corporate sustainability in the same way they think about profitability.  What about your company?

Fill out the poll attached to this blog post and let us know why your company cares about their carbon footprint.  We will talk about the results in a future post.