The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been leading the public sector by undertaking carbon foot printing assessments of it’s offices across the world. The GreenAsia Group undertook a carbon foot printing process for the FCO office in Jakarta to determine performance and identify opportunities for improvement. The work reviewed the main Embassy compound and the Residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador, as well as selected staff accommodations.

The methodology used was consistent with the WBCSD/WRI’s GHG Protocol for Corporate Accounting and reviewed Scope 1, 2 and selected Scope 3 emission sources, based on available data. Continuing to collect and analyze data over a 3 year period demonstrated a successful reduction in associated GHG emissions, following implemented recommendations.

A Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions assessment quantifies the total greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly from a business or organisation’s activities. Also known as a Carbon Footprint, it is an essential tool, providing your business with a basis for understanding and managing its climate change impacts.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the government department responsible for promoting British interests overseas and supporting British citizens and businesses around the globe.