GCX offers a complete host of environmental management services including carbon, energy, water, waste management and sustainability software. Our expert team consults to top companies across corporate, industrial, and agricultural sectors as well as to government and NGO’s.
GCX advises and manages clients reporting across the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and the Sustainability Responsible Investment Index (SRI). We also offer verification and assurance services.
All GCX courses are hands-on and informative – equipping learners with practical skills, tools and experience that empowers, creates awareness and builds sustainability capacity within organisations.
We have a full time team that specializes in assisting carbon project owners with carbon project development, structuring and the registration of carbon projects in accordance with global standards to generate and trade carbon credits.
The carbon footprint was calculated by gathering data from employees across the following domains; electricity, flights, own car, car sharing, and car rentals. The largest contributor was flights, mostly due to the high demand of face-to-face training courses that GCX offers in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Windhoek and Durban.
Imperative flights aside, GCX functions in lieu of the environment at all times, and has adopted a few simple but highly impactful operating principles.
GCX are able to breakdown the emissions on a per employee basis to equal 3.5 tonnes CO2e per employee per annum.
Some of the most effective principles adopted by the company have been; allowing staff to work from home two or three days a week, the use of skype for conference calls and meetings with progressive clients, car-pooling as the first option, as well as making use of alternative transport such as public transport or motorbike/scooter/bicycle. The impact of using skype for meetings and conference calls is unquestionable in both a reduced travel and financial element. In addition the office is almost 100% paperless, and only low energy lighting is used.
GCX is dedicated to ensuring their footprint is maintained as low as possible and are an example that by incorporating the correct principles into your work environment, the impact is noteworthy. The education department has decided to translate these principles into courses, and will soon be releasing a Green Your Office course as well as a Residential Eco-Auditor course.
One of the key fundamentals in conducting a carbon footprint is that it is not like solving an equation. The result needs to be managed and maintained on an ongoing basis. GCX are purchasing trees from Food & Trees for Africa, http://www.trees.co.za/, in order to offset their emissions and truly walk the walk they teach and preach.