We’re pleased to announce that Green Key Global has launched their Carbon Calculator using CarbonCounted’s API.



Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.

Located in over 100 countries, Intertek provides services in the environmental field including carbon inventory analysis and the testing of Energy Star appliances, high efficiency LED lighting, and smart grid applications.


Paula Peng

+86 21 61278565


Tim Su

+86 21 61278518



In cooperation with one of our consulting partners, Loop Initiatives, CarbonCounted has developed a Carbon Calculator for the LCBO.

Check it out here
(click on “Try the Carbon Calculator”)

CarbonCounted can help you deploy similar calculators to share information about your products and services. Solutions can be developed that are directly integrated with your your CarbonCounted Membership account data, or they can be simple stand-alone solutions.

Please Contact Us for additional details.


Beausoleil Sustainability Solutions is an environmental business consulting services compay – sustainability strategy, implementation, monitoring and promotion. Services are offered across the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and Southern Ontario, Canada.


James Watson


(647) 504-9377


The Delphi Group is a Canadian strategic consultancy and solution provider specializing in climate change and corporate sustainability. Since 1988, we have worked with more than 200 clients and have provided services to virtually every sector in the economy.

Our corporate clients range from SME’s to some of Canada’s largest corporations and in our recent years we have complete projects for 26 of Canada’s 100 largest corporations. Our public sector clients are from all levels of government including ministries, government departments and intergovernmental agencies.

We have completed more than 500 sustainability and climate change projects for clients in Canada and around the globe. No other company in Canada has been providing sustainability and climate change services for as long as we have.

As a pioneer in this field, our expertise, thought leadership and core competencies in technical services, policy analysis and management consultancy separate us from the crowd. We deliver innovative, valued, and trusted solutions more effectively than anyone else in this field.


Stephan Wehr

Vice President, The Delphi Group


(613) 562-2005 x232


Andrew spoke about product carbon footprint efforts in Canada with Anna Maria Tremonti this morning on The Current, CBC Radio One.


Here’s an article written by Neil Kudrinko that describes his experience using CarbonCounted.


Green Sight Consulting works to facilitate the development and evoution of businesses and others into a more sustainable paradigm. We are dedicated to creating a world in which sustainability is a practical and achievable goal for everyone, regardless of size, budget, or background. Instead of offering pre-packaged solutions, we work directly with our clients to determine their unique circumstances, and then cater to these individualized needs and situations. Time and again we are seeing that sustainability and business do not need to be mutually exclusive.

Contact Green Sight Consulting


We enjoyed speaking at the Show me the Green 2011 presentation this past weekend, Saturday, March 12th.

Andrew Conway spoke about using a using some of an emission mitigation budget to look at the supply chain.

Check out the program here.


Walmart Case Study


MaRS Case Study


Loblaw Case Study


Read about one of our members, Neil Kudrinko, and his efforts to reduce costs and emissions at his store.

Check out Kudrinko’s Grocery Store on Facebook.


During the past week members of CarbonCounted have been enjoying the latest update to CarbonConnect.  This update has new functionality that is helpful for our consulting partners, but it also updates the system with helpful items for everyone.  Here are some of the things members will notice:

  • The Dynamic Report system has been upgraded to integrate with Crystal Reports 2008.  This upgrade improves reporting speed and allows us to create more sophisticated report templates.  Did you know that CarbonCounted will help you design and implement custom report templates for use in the system?  If you have a something in mind, please Contact Us.
  • We’ve improved the Manage Sources page so that the details of each emission source are accessible separately by clicking on a “+” sign.  This has dramatically improved the loading speed for the screen for members with a large number of sources.  It also allows us to display additional details about the emission source in an elegant manner.  The details now include the Reference, Scope and Standard for the source.
  • In the CarbonConnect Search Engine you can now search and add emission sources based on Category (including Scope types like, “Refrigeration” and “Fugitive Emissions”), Reference and Standard.
  • In the CarbonConnect Search Engine you can also click on “Search IPCC” to review and research some of the emission source values that the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has listed in their database.
  • Finally, in addition to some of the functionality we’ve provided to our consulting partners, we’ve also done several background upgrades and optimization to allow for the development of key items we’ve identified for the next 3 released including a completely new look to the application.

As always, if you have any ideas or feedback please Contact Us.


-The CarbonCounted Development Team


Welcome to our newest consulting partner, Forte Ventures.


Forte Ventures provides a variety of strategic consulting and hands-on operational management services to technology companies. Forte is the consulting practice owned and operated by Paul Lupinacci, whose proven experience in building organizations from start-up to exit has helped numerous clients. Our success is due to our pragmatic approach that allows us to quickly add value to companies at all stages of development.


Paul Lupinacci

Phone: 416-567-3239

Fax: 905-854-4023

E-mail: info@forte-inc.ca


Reading: Countdown to Copenhagen 2009, where CarbonCounted is listed as CEMS as well as our supply chain function.


Reading a post on the ANEC website where CarbonCounted is sighted as the Canadian product carbon footprint labelling scheme.


Please check out a recent Case Study by one of our consulting partners, CarbonForesight.


The MaRS Centre, outlines use of CarbonCounted for operational footprint, including individual footprints for an impressive list of tenants!



Ethos is a highly professional company supplying services in the fields of
planning, environmental consulting and management for governmental
ministries and authorities, industrial plants and companies, public & private
organizations, entrepreneurs and planning offices.
The company specializes in the fields of environment, national and international
regulation, preparation of master plans of all levels (national, regional and local),
Architecture and Urban Design, management of planning and other issues
derived from the fields mentioned above.

For more information contact:

Dov Basel


In this video, posted in this article on Environmental Leader, Michael Levine, of Epstein, Becker & Green, discusses the importance of measuring the sustainability of a supply chains.

The discussion was part of a Carnegie Council event, “Sustainable Branding: A U.S.-Japan Corporate Dialogue,” which took place on Sept.17, 2009.

It’s exciting to hear the concept of measuring and managing the sustainability of supply chains being so clearly described as beneficial to both branding and the bottom line.

CarbonCounted’s method and system is designed from the bottom up to allow a business to measure and manage the sustainability of their suppliers.  Our system measures the supply chain in terms of Scope 3 emissions.  Suppliers provide their emissions per product, and their customers enter the quantity they have purchased.  We believe it is a simple, elegant solution to managing the carbon emissions in a supply chain.

Please contact us if you are interested in how CarbonCounted can help your business capture Scope 3 emissions from your supply chain.


There’s an article in Industry Week as identified by the WRI that does a great job of describing some of the challenges and opportunities in measuring and managing the Scope 3 emissions from the logistics component of a business’s supply chain.

The method and system used by CarbonCounted can address many of these challenges and provides what we believe are significant benefits:

  1. Logistics businesses can do their GHG inventory and then publish their transportation emissions, such as tonne*avg km, once and in one spot.  There’s no need to respond uniquely and directly to all incoming inquiries from customers when it comes to your product carbon footprint(s).
  2. The same logistics business can also work with their selected consulting firm (or independently) to submit their data to the CDP or other registries.
  3. The same logistics business can also link to their supply chain so that the full chain through to their customers is linked and “live”.
  4. Businesses can “shop” in the system for lower Scope 3 emission logistics businesses.  This drives emission reductions through competition, and not taxes/regulations.
  5. When the logistics businesses makes changes to their operations to reduce their emissions, the reduction is automatically passed on to their customers.  Likewise, if their suppliers find reductions, it will link and pass through in the same manner.
  6. The logistics business can work together with other businesses in their industry to compare averages and identify best practices.

Please contact us if you are interested in how CarbonCounted can help your business capture Scope 3 emissions from your supply chain, or if you would like to become part of our program and provide emission data to your customers.



Carbon Labelling Australia specialises in assisting Australian organisations wishing to have a product carbon footprint label on their products using the CarbonCounted method. We can calculate a carbon footprint or verify the information entered into the database.

For more information contact rochelle.lawson@carbonlabelling.com.au



The Limousine Environmental Action Partnership (LEAP) provides large, small, and independent ground transportation companies and other fleet managers with real, common sense solutions to emissions reductions that are both financially sound and substantially better for the environment. LEAP provides a strategy that smoothes the bumps in the road towards the smarter, more efficient technologies that transportation professionals will inevitably have to embrace over time.

For more information contact:


4 Sycamore Dr

Newtown, CT 06470

203 304 1650

877 808 5327


The Chicago Herald posted this article on October 3, 2009.

How would CarbonCounted help with some of the concerns in the carbon offset market?

1) We are encouraging offset providers to use CarbonCounted as a neutral platform to calculate and third-party verify the business and personal carbon emissions to be offset.  We have some providers signed up.   We believe this brings legitimacy to the offset provider.

2) Offset projects can be third-party verified within the our system.

2) When offsets are available in our system, we are able to keep track of those who use them as Sources.  The offset provider inputs the total amount of carbon from a project available.  Then, we have the ability to track when an offset has been consumed by businesses using them to offset their verified emissions.

3) As a third party, not-for-profit platform that does not do consulting or sell offsets, CarbonCounted does not have any conflicts of interest with the offset market.

Please contact us if you are interested in how CarbonCounted can address concerns in the carbon offset market.


This article Report Shows Future Growth, Current Challenges for Carbon Software Market | ClimateBiz.com raises three important issues businesses are facing now and for the near future:

1. What ECM software do I purchase?

2. Is it worth what I will be paying for it?

3. Will it still be relevant or even exist in a few years?

In a way, CarbonCounted competes with ECM software to become a globally recognized and used public platform standard.  However, we do also look for opportunities to integrate with ‘competitive’ ECM software offerings so that businesses can use our supply chain and verification functionality.   If businesses take only the route of the ‘leading’ software solutions being served out there, they will forego the opportunity to link supply chains and produce product carbon footprints.

We believe that in order to truly drive change, the carbon data linking up supply chains needs to be on a neutral, platform like CarbonCounted.  That is, the application is served-up by a nor-for-profit third party that doesn’t have conflicts of interest in consulting, offsets, marketing, profit etc.

We encourage our experienced partners and clients to write to both ClimateBiz  and Verdantix  about the benefits of CarbonCounted as I have done today. We hope that a community effort can affect who the deserving spotlight falls on next.

We have also posted details on this article in our CarbonCounted Community.


We had another great inquiry today asking if and how our method can do life cycle assessment (LCA).

LCA adds in-use and disposal components of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a product carbon footprint (PCF). The most popular standard for doing LCA is PAS 2050, as developed by the BSI Standards Solutions. This is a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for a method for measuring the embodied GHG emissions from goods and services at the request of Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Carbon Trust.

The CarbonCounted method involves “many do small work” and linking up supply chains. As such, LCA using our method is not only possible, but it is easier and far more accurate. Each part of the supply chain is responsible for assessing their GHG emissions. When producing an LCA-based product carbon footprint (PCF), additional emission factors including waste components are included and verified to the standard. Then at the top of the chain, which is the final product, emissions for in-use and final disposal are added.

The benefit of the CarbonCounted method is two fold:

1) The final number involves the suppliers, so that emission reductions are being driven throughout a product’s supply chain. In promotes green purchasing and true reductions. If consumers choose one product over another because the LCA value is better, competition promotes GHG reductions directly though the supply chain.

2) It reduces (and in some cases eliminates) estimation. Each component is verified by a third party auditor.

The CarbonCounted method is standard independent. As such, it can be used to produce product carbon footprints to as many standards as the supply chain demands.

For more information please contact us.


The following presentation demonstrates how consulting organizations can use the CarbonConnect system for GHG inventory projects with their clients.


Our mission at BuyGreen is to become your most trusted source for green products, offering the widest variety of quality products, the best information for consumers, and the most enjoyable shopping experience.

We believe that the power to make change rests with the individual consumer.  The products you buy every day make a difference.  Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet.  In addition, when a large group of consumers choose to “buy green”, the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services.

Green Retail and Wholesale, LLC
A Member Company of Renovos Global Group
14 Goodyear, Suite 135
Irvine, CA 92618-3759
TF: 888.928.9473 x812
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CP: 714.227.9213


Weir started life as ProActive Logistics, offering operational supply chain consultancy to major brands across a wide range of industry sectors.

Our passion for excellence led us to realise that fundamental changes in supply chain practice were needed to respond to growing environmental and social pressures. Weir now works with global businesses to apply Sustainability thinking across the Total Supply Chain, turning this awareness into opportunities for reducing costs, minimising risk, and establishing competitive advantage.

Weir totalsupply chain Sustainability
+44(0)7870 315362
+44(0)8454 50 40 21
71 Castle Street, Farnham GU9 7LR, United Kingdom



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