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Corporate climate and sustainability data are increasingly important

Corporate climate and sustainability data are increasingly important

These obligations include providing information on sustainability aspects (CSRD), label regulation, and supply chain law. In light of these developments, ESG data is increasingly impacting contract awards, funding and funding. On the other hand, companies that act proactively can gain a competitive advantage. In addition, by collecting all climate-relevant data, a company's internal efficiency potential can usually be increased.

Two new software tools for carbon dioxide determination2-Greenhouse gas credits are available to companies in Upper Austria:

1. “WKO – Climate Balance Tool with Climate Index”: A simple and intuitive tool with proper ease of use that even beginners can use to identify their CO2 sources.

  • Create a climate balance for your company: In the first step, you can enter all available data in the areas of energy, mobility, transport, materials and waste. You will then receive a structured assessment that includes graphical representations at the click of a mouse.
  • Automatic calculation of your individual climate index: The Climate Index accompanies your company on its path to climate neutrality. Using the automatically generated visualization, you can estimate how much greenhouse gas emissions your company would need to save annually to be climate neutral by 2040.

Through the Chambers of Commerce Climate Portal, you can efficiently view and communicate your company's climate data.

Climate portal

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WKOÖ President Doris Hammer

2. “Upper Austria State and Energy Savings Association Upper Austria – Öko-Check-Portal”: A more comprehensive tool that also determines the greenhouse gas balance at the process and product level, in addition to the data needed to enter into the OeKB ESG data center.

  • Create a climate balance for your company and products: Through the Öko-Check portal for the state of Upper Austria, you can calculate climate data at company, process and product levels. This gives you an overview of your company's total greenhouse gas emissions from energy use, processes, and products.
  • Establish process balance: This includes all CO2 emissions resulting from the processes under consideration, based on a specific variable, such as a specific time period or the quantity produced.
  • Create the Product Balance Sheet (PCF): The product credit includes all CO2 emissions resulting from a specific product or product group.
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With the Öko-Check portal you can efficiently view and communicate climate data for your company, operations and products. This data is also suitable for entry into the ESG data center of OeKB banks.

Environmental inspection portal

L.R. Achleitner and Dale
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LR Markus Achleitner and Gerhard Dell from the Energy Savings Association of Upper Austria present the Öko-Check portal

With both new tools, you can efficiently view and communicate your company's climate data. The free services offered by the Chambers of Commerce, the State of Upper Austria and the Energy Savings Association of Upper Austria include not only the collection of structured data but also its evaluation.

Software tools for different use cases The WKO Climate Balance tool is suitable for initial preparation of data in a company and creating a simple climate balance at the company level. The Öko-Check portal of the State of Upper Austria and the Energy Savings Association of Upper Austria is the alternative for identifying occupational data, both at the company level and at the process and product level. This comprehensive tool is also suitable for providing data to OeKB banks' ESG data center.