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Carbon Glossary

Carbon Glossary

Do you want to ensure the development of your company while meeting the climate requirements?

Then our "Carbon Glossary" is for you!

Facilitate the GHG assessment of your providers

Facilitate the GHG assessment of your providers

Although it is considered “operational” by companies or local authorities, scope 3 is often not used, as it is considered difficult to approach and process.

Download this guide to help you convince your suppliers and service providers to reduce their GHG emissions.

Regulations, standards and methodologies

Regulations, standards and methodologies

Since June 2011, under the Grenelle II Law of July 12, 2010, a method is required for eligible companies (companies with more than 500 employees – 250 for overseas departments) to perform their assessment every 4 years.

To learn more, download this guide.

Our customers testify

Christophe Christen

Schmidt Groupe | Christophe CHRISTEN

Purchasing Methods Manager

1937 employees | Lièpvre, Alsace

The Schmidt Group is France's leading manufacturer of made-to-measure kitchens, storage units and bathrooms.

To give concrete expression to its commitments, the group has chosen an innovative partner, specialized in decarbonizing Purchasing, with a collaborative solution: GCI.

Benjamin GRIZBEC

French Badminton Federation | Benjamin GRIZBEC

Bad & Handicap / Eco-responsibility Project Manager

72 employees | Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine (Seine-Saint-Denis)

The French Badminton Federation (FFBaD) has chosen GCI to assess the carbon footprint of its activities, as part of its commitment to social performance.

This dynamic partnership continues with the GHG assessment of 20 affiliated clubs, marking a significant step in the transition to a sustainable approach within the federation.


Hopscotch | Benoît DESVEAUX

Consulting in digital communication, events, public relations and marketing services.

700 employees | Saint-Emilion (Gironde)

“The solution developed by Global Climate Initiative answers perfectly to one of our major challenges of the moment: “to make accessible to all the GHG assessment”. As part of our progress approach, we have to make precise GHG emissions assessments for our own entities, and for more and more events and campaigns delivered by Hopscotch.

The classic calculators provided free of charge do not allow us to make accurate assessments, nor to draw progress trajectories and we do not have the time and money to rely on experts.

GCI’s digital platform, coupled with its consultants who can be called upon when necessary, is extremely simple and effective.”

Mélanie Delage

INELDEA Laboratories | Mélanie Delage

Design, manufacture and marketing of natural health products

47 employees | Carros (Alpes-Maritimes)

“As part of our CSR approach, we have voluntarily committed to the realization of the Carbon Footprint of INELDEA Laboratories. To help us, we have chosen the GCI platform (Global Climate Initiative) allowing us to centralize all the data necessary for the realization of our assessment.

The realization of a Carbon Footprint is a complex and time-consuming process, and this tool allows us to simplify its deployment by providing forms adapted to different activities, automatic converters of data into GHG emissions, online support and assistance, as well as a complete report allowing us to identify avenues for reduction.

It is a complete tool, easy to use (the data is well structured by theme) and easy to understand thanks to the numerous descriptions of each theme that guide us step by step through the data to be collected.”


ABGI - Absiskey| Jean-Christophe Bajoit

Mission Director, expert in decarbonization strategy

Senior Consultant | Bordeaux Office

“I am a consultant and I support positive impact innovation projects. I adopted the GCI tool to carry out my greenhouse gas emissions assessments for its user-friendliness, simplicity and cost. Indeed, in order to guide the decisions of entrepreneurs towards a low-carbon operational trajectory, it is essential to be able to determine and update simply and quickly the orders of magnitude of the emissions generated not only by their own activities, but also by those of their suppliers, partners, service providers and even their customers!

These scope 3 emissions, too often ignored, represent a significant part of a company’s overall impact. To work on offers, on the choice of stakeholders, on processes, a simple and inexpensive measurement tool is needed, which can become a steering tool. The GCI calculator perfectly meets this objective, which is why I have adopted it and I take advantage of my consulting missions to have it adopted by as many people as possible.

Carbon neutrality only makes sense in a global sense. It does not stop at the limits of the company. The philosophy of the GCI tool is in total adequacy with this vision, allowing everyone, for a derisory amount, to participate in this vital objective.”

Bruno Nebout

Cattin Frères | Bruno NEBOUT

Distribution of energy, animal feed, fertilizers and beverages

5 employees | Lescheraines (Savoie)

“Managing a small business with 5 employees and 4.2 million euros in sales in the distribution of energy, animal feed, fertilizers and beverages, I wanted to determine our carbon impact and implement corrective and reduction measures, as well as measures to offset the GHGs emitted by our activities.

In half a day, I was able to complete the GCI calculation spreadsheet. Then, having received the missing information through GCI’s online support, I was able to complete my carbon footprint the next day!

With this first step, we were able to implement the ACT step by step approach developed by ADEME with the help of certified consultants.

Thus, although we work mainly with fossil fuels, the carbon assessment carried out by GCI and the ACT step-by-step approach developed by ADEME, allows us to consider a diversification towards renewable energies with more serenity.”


Recy'stem-Pro | Emmanuel BEAUREPAIRE

Recovery of selected waste

20 employees | Paris (Ile-de-France)

“Recy’stem-Pro is an operator that assists manufacturers and importers, marketers, in fulfilling their obligations in terms of Extended Producer Responsibility for the management of their end-of-life products (batteries, WEEE, professional furniture waste…)

In order to complete its offer of assistance to its customers, it was natural to offer them a tool for calculating and reducing their CO2 emissions that is both complete and easy to use.

With this objective in mind, Recy’stem-Pro has entered into a partnership with Global Climate Initiatives in order to carry out its GHG assessment independently and to offer this complete service to its customers.

The tool is very practical and should be used by all companies that want to act for the climate!”


Chantier Naval Couach | François BRIN

Construction of ships and floating structures

180 employees | Gujan-Mestras (Gironde)

“There are many reasons why Chantier Naval Couach chose to do its carbon assessment with GCI.

First of all, the simplicity and ergonomics of the digital platform allow for a quick grasp and understanding of scopes 1 and 2, and therefore a quick data entry.

The digital nature of the calculator will also enable a better understanding of scope 3 issues and thus build a more virtuous ecosystem with our upstream and downstream partners.

Finally, and this is not insignificant for SMEs/SMIs coming out of containment, the very competitive cost of GCI reinforced our choice.”

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