ILI.DIGITAL

Reduce Corporate Carbon Footprint
and turn it into the Ecological Footprint

Discover how we developed the Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) Calculator for Small and Medium-sized enterprises.

Building on our groundbreaking Corporate Carbon Footprint Study, which uniquely combines consumer surveys with CO2 emissions analysis of DAX40 companies, ILI.DIGITAL developed a solution for SMEs to calculate their carbon footprint, benchmark their emissions against other companies, and identify their progress towards sustainability.

Analyzing the pain points for reducing Corporate Carbon Footprint

Under the Climate Action Programme 2030 and the new Climate Action Act (Klimaschutzgesetz), the German government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As part of this effort, SMEs must provide their carbon footprint (CCF) data to participate in various value chains.

For many companies, calculating the carbon footprint is time-consuming and resource-intensive. Limited resources often hinder the timely completion of this critical task. Therefore, a quick, safe, and easy solution is essential for providing CCF data when needed.

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Providing a solution to streamline the CCF calculation Process

At ILI.DIGITAL, we faced this challenge of finding the perfect solution head-on. We partnered with Volksbank Digital Solutions GmbH to create gecco2, a solution to calculate and report corporate carbon footprint but also encourage sustainability within german companies.

Our goal was to transform corporates economic footprint into an ecological one.

Our solution streamlines the CCF calculation process, making it faster and more efficient. This allows SMEs to easily benchmark their emissions against other companies and identify areas for improvement. By simplifying this process, we help companies stay compliant with regulations and participate fully in value chains.

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The result is a new value proposition that promotes sustainability and makes it easier for companies to manage their carbon footprint. With our solution, companies can quickly provide the necessary CCF data, reduce their environmental impact, and contribute to a more sustainable future.



In summary, calculating and reporting carbon footprint data is essential for SMEs under new regulations, but it’s often a resource-heavy task. Our innovative solution simplifies this process, helping companies meet requirements and enhance their sustainability efforts.

With our highly skilled team of developers and UX designers, we created a digital platform to streamline the carbon footprint (CCF) calculation process. This platform enables the quick and easy upload of financial statements, which are then analyzed through machine learning. Designed and developed entirely by our professionals, this platform helps insurance companies address a critical pain point for their SME clients by providing:

The CO2 Calculator

Our CO2 calculator allows companies to quickly and easily calculate their carbon footprint and monitor their usage. The platform also enables companies to compare their emissions with other businesses, encouraging them to reduce their carbon footprint.

Developed in partnership with the Swiss Climate Protection Foundation myclimate, our AI-based calculation logic determines CO2 equivalents and automatically generates CO2 certificates.

The CO2 calculator is accredited by TÜV and PCI, ensuring its reliability and accuracy.

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Trends & Analysis

Our talented data science team designed the platform to gather and monitor emissions data, allowing companies to identify trends in their carbon footprint and develop strategies to reduce it. This feature provides valuable insights and helps businesses stay on track with their sustainability goals.

 

Overall, our platform is seamless, responsive, accurate, and easy to use. It simplifies the carbon footprint calculation process, helping SMEs comply with regulations and enhance their sustainability efforts.

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Impact of the CCF Calculator Platform

Our user-friendly CCF calculator platform is making a significant impact by enabling hundreds of SMEs to calculate their CO2 footprints across Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions. This tool simplifies the process of tracking carbon footprints and providing the necessary statements to obtain financial benefits, such as subvention loans.

 

The intuitive interface promotes proactive sustainability efforts, encouraging users to take accountability for their CO2 emissions. The platform’s efficiency, characterized by extremely short upload times and a smooth user experience, ensures that more businesses are motivated to use it. 

Gecco2 scores points with banks and their customers by allowing companies to quickly and accurately determine their carbon footprint using financial data from their business management analysis (BWA) and balance lists.

 

Artificial Intelligence reads relevant data and applies algorithms and established calculation models to convert economic data into ecological data—the corporate carbon footprint (CCF) via the OCR technique.

Gecco2 breaks down greenhouse gas emissions into Scope 1 (direct emissions), Scope 2 (indirect emissions from purchased energy), and Scope 3 (other indirect emissions), following the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standards. This detailed breakdown helps companies pinpoint where the highest CO2 emissions occur within their value chain.

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As a powerful tool, Gecco2 enables companies to understand their sustainability position and develop strategies to improve their carbon footprint. It also supports compliance with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which requires an increasing number of companies to report comprehensively on their sustainability efforts.

 

Approved by L-Bank Baden-Württemberg, Gecco2 allows companies to secure subsidized loans and financing based on their calculated carbon footprint.

 

Additionally, Gecco2 has been certified by TÜV Rheinland, affirming that its approach to determining greenhouse gas emissions meets the standards of the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (2004) and the GHG Protocol Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard (2011). This certification underscores the tool’s reliability and accuracy, further enhancing its value to businesses committed to sustainability.

Benefits of Using Gecco2 for Corporates
Utilizing the Gecco2 platform provides numerous benefits for corporates:
  • Improve ROI: By accurately calculating your carbon footprint, you can enhance resource management and efficiency.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with regulations like the EU’s CSRD, helping you avoid fines and legal issues.
  • Enhanced Brand Value: Demonstrating a commitment to sustainability boosts your brand’s reputation among customers and stakeholders.
  • Reduced Operational Costs: Identify areas where emissions and resource use can be minimized, leading to cost savings.
  • As highlighted in our CCF study, these benefits collectively support a more sustainable and profitable business.
Key success factors

Through the development of this unique platform, we have built valuable partner relationships and have gained credibility from ‘myclimate’. We have achieved all of this whilst being GDPR compliant. All data is determined in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (2004) and the GHG Protocol Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard (2011).

Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a huge part in the functionality of the smart CO2 calculator by ensuring a better customer experience with low effort through the use of smart algorithms.

 

This system is the most automated way of calculating CO2 emissions and, for this, is also highly credible. This is due to our data science team having the knowledge to read out and allocate the data to each necessary account.

Experts at ILI.DIGITAL
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Senior Strategist

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CMO

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Project duration

ILI.DIGITAL follows a clear strategy which exactly defines how long single processes take. Therefore, the time required for a project is easy to estimate.

Sustainable Success:
The Critical Role of Corporate
Carbon Footprint in ROI

In October 2023, ILI.DIGITAL experts published a study to demonstrate how the ROI of a company is impacted by the corporate carbon footprint, and propose a guidance on how digitalization can reduce the greenhouse gas emission.

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Do you still have questions?
Why is it important for companies to measure their carbon footprint?

Measuring a company’s carbon footprint is essential for understanding its environmental impact.

This knowledge allows companies to identify areas where they can reduce emissions, improve sustainability, and comply with regulations. It also helps in building a positive brand image and meeting customer expectations for environmental responsibility.

How does measuring the carbon footprint benefit my business financially?

By measuring their carbon footprint, companies can uncover opportunities to reduce energy consumption and waste, leading to cost savings.

Additionally, having accurate carbon footprint data can make companies eligible for subsidies, tax incentives, and favorable loan terms aimed at promoting sustainable practices.

What are Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions, and why should I measure all three?

Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.

Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

Scope 3 emissions include all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain.

 

Measuring all three scopes provides a comprehensive view of a company’s total carbon footprint, ensuring all emission sources are accounted for and targeted for reduction.

How can measuring my carbon footprint help with regulatory compliance?

Governments and regulatory bodies are increasingly requiring businesses to report their carbon emissions.

 

In Germany, regulations such as the Climate Action Programme 2030 and the Climate Action Act (Klimaschutzgesetz) mandate significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

The EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) requires many companies to include sustainability reports within their annual reports starting in 2025. By measuring your carbon footprint, you can ensure compliance with these and other regulations, avoiding potential fines and legal issues.

What does the gecco2 platform offer?

The Gecco2 platform offers a comprehensive solution for calculating and managing your company’s carbon footprint in Germany.

 

It features an AI-powered CO2 calculator that quickly and accurately assesses your carbon emissions across Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 categories. The platform also provides trends and analysis tools to monitor your carbon footprint over time, helping you identify areas for improvement.

Additionally, Gecco2 facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements, such as the CSRD, and has been certified by TÜV Rheinland, ensuring its reliability and accuracy.

What role does measuring carbon footprint play in improving corporate sustainability?

Measuring the carbon footprint is a critical first step in a company’s sustainability journey. It provides a baseline from which to set reduction targets and track progress.

 

This process not only helps in reducing environmental impact but also enhances operational efficiency, meets stakeholder expectations, and builds resilience against environmental risks.

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