Carbon Footprint

Aera has been pioneering carbon footprint assessment and carbon offsetting in Africa since 2015. Our team provides full support for carbon reporting under the GHG-Protocol methodology and assist our clients to obtain the ISO-140646-1 certification for carbon footprint and/or carbon neutrality.

GHG Protocol Methodology
The GHG Protocol guidelines establishes comprehensive global standardized frameworks to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions. The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard provides requirements and guidance for companies and other organizations preparing a corporate-level GHG emissions inventory. The companies' activities are categorized into 3 scopes covering both direct and indirect emissions.

Aera provides a global solution to handle the whole process. We identify the assessment scope, list and state the necessary data, collect all relevant information, process the calculation under the methodological guidelines, provide the assumptions options, draft the carbon footprint report, support communication. We use GHG Protocol but are also fluent with HCMI, Bilan Carbone and other methodologies

ISO-140646-1 certification
The ISO 14060 family provides clarity and consistency for quantifying, monitoring, reporting and validating or verifying GHG emissions and removals to support sustainable development through a low-carbon economy and to benefit organizations, project proponents and interested parties worldwide.

Aera provides support for ISO certification : we select and contract auditors, we follow-up all technical process until successful certification.

CO2 offsetting
Residual emissions can be offset for carbon neutrality purposes. Offsetting shall always come second after a GHG emissions reduction plan. Offsetting is undertaken through the purchase of carbon credit certificates. UNFCCC, Gold Standard, Verra-VCS are the three main labels. The retirement is operated in the registry and generate dedicated certificates with serial number. The cancelation is public and displayed in the registry with name of beneficiary and reason of offset.

Aera identifies and selects CO2 offset projects that complies with international standards (Gold Standard, Verra VCS, CDM, GCC,...). We negotiated, structured and closed CO2 offset transactions for 100+ clients.


of Fortune 500 companies responding to CDP used GHG Protocol directly or indirectly through a program based on GHG Protocol.


African CO2 offset projects available from Aera portfolio


Carbon footprint conducted in Africa