GREEN ELEMENT LIMITED

Compare Your Footprint

Many organisations would love to measure and reduce their carbon footprint, but are held back by the initial financial barriers of taking on expert consultants.

Compare Your Footprint provides a cost-effective alternative in the form of an online carbon calculator and benchmarking tool which comprehensively assesses your organisation's carbon footprint.

Features

  • Provides comprehensive online carbon reporting (Scopes, 1, 2 and 3).
  • Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) policy compliant.
  • Adheres to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.
  • Monthly or Annual carbon results and reporting.
  • Plug-in to Xero, online accounting software available.
  • Benchmark against others in your industry.
  • We can offer APIs to plug-in to your business system
  • Our software can compensate for incomplete data sets

Benefits

  • Benefit from expert consultants without the cost!
  • Identify carbon and financial savings opportunities.
  • Measure unlimited projects and facilities.
  • Fellow certified B-Corporations receive 20% discount.
  • FREE for organisations with <£1m turnover (annual package).
  • 10% Public Sector discount.
  • Reduce emissions year-on-year and receive equivalent % discount year-on-year.

Pricing

£20.00 a licence a month

Service documents

Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

5 0 2 5 3 0 2 8 2 2 3 6 2 1 4

Contact

GREEN ELEMENT LIMITED

William Richardson

+44 131 677 0183

info@greenelement.co.uk

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes
What software services is the service an extension to
Plug-in to Xero, online accounting software.
Cloud deployment model
Hybrid cloud
Service constraints
We are still in the Beta stage of development.
System requirements
  • Modern browser, within the last 3 versions released.
  • Older browsers may work but not officially supported.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Support is offered by email within 24 hours (or quicker depending on the issue). Our contact times Mon - Fri between 9am - 6pm, but we will answer enquiries outside of these times if very urgent.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
There are different levels of support depending on the service package purchased. At a minimum, we offer email support for user / technical queries, at a maximum we offer a dedicated account manager with access to a support team covering software development and environmental management.

The upload of energy usage data and guidance on how to measure your footprint will be offered via online support (email and video call). This helps to reduce our own carbon footprint!

At an additional cost our sister organisation, Green Element, can offer on-site environmental management services to assist with carbon reduction planning and implementation.
Support available to third parties
Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Users will have access to a user guide and a demonstration video to help them to get started with CompareYourFootprint.com.

We are also happy to conduct a demonstration call and answer any questions the user may have.

Once the user is set up the first step requires data. The more data the better. However, the model has been designed by experienced environmental management consultants who have enjoyed many years of overcoming the challenges of incomplete data sets so although pristine data sets are welcome, the model has also been adapted to cope with less than perfect data.

The basic data requirements is energy usage. In order to calculate an intensity ratio, the total meter square coverage of buildings, number of full time employees and / or turnover. This can be entered over a time period of your choice and as either a total for the company or ideally as a total per facility. The same is true of all other data such as water usage, waste tonnage, business and freight travel, paper usage, IT procurement, catering costs; the list is endless. The tool combines simplicity with an exhaustive reporting structure enabling a comprehensive carbon footprint.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Users data will be available to them at the end of the contract via their login.

If users want to extract their data they can request it from hello@compareyourfootprint.com.
End-of-contract process
At the end of the contract users will still have access to their data and the reports the have paid for. Additional costs will only be required if clients want more reports or assistance with the reports of carbon footprint reductions.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Yes
Supported browsers
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install
No
Designed for use on mobile devices
No
Service interface
No
API
Yes
What users can and can't do using the API
Users are able to send in their carbon usage/consumption through the API and obtain back a result / impact assessment.

The API could be used to insert usage data in to a CYF account, and potentially retrieve the input data. Currently report data is not available through the API.
API documentation
Yes
API documentation formats
  • PDF
  • Other
API sandbox or test environment
Yes
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
We have started moving all our servers into a ‘serverless’/on-demand infrastructure. Hence once user demand increases, so do our servers. This way no client is impacted by another client’s activity at the same time.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
Yes
Metrics types
We currently collect customer feedback via surveys and direct contact with our clients. Additionally we track site visitors via Google analytics.

We are working towards measuring service availability metrics.
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Staff screening not performed
Government security clearance
None

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Yes
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
Never
Protecting data at rest
Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
No
Equipment disposal approach
A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Raw data inputted is currently not exportable via the interface.

Report Data and summary can be exported to PDF and Excel.

Raw data exports currently require the client contacting the team to generate the CSV.
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats
Excel

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Please find within our terms and conditions.
Approach to resilience
This information is available upon request.
Outage reporting
Email alerts

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Currently the team is small enough that there is no restrictions in management interfaces/support channels. As the team grows we will implement restrictions at various levels of access.
Access restriction testing frequency
Never
Management access authentication
Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
No audit information available
Access to supplier activity audit information
No audit information available
How long system logs are stored for
Less than 1 month

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Other security certifications
No

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
No
Security governance approach
We are working towards ISO 27001
Information security policies and processes
We use Amazon web servers: https://aws.amazon.com/security/

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
The components of our application are regularly updated. All changes are assessed for potential security impact. Details can be found within our Terms and Conditions.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Our services are run through Amazon web servers, they will manage all potential threats.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Our web server is provided by Amazon web servers: https://aws.amazon.com/security/
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
We are in regular email contact with users. In addition we have a web chat bot for users to immediately report issues.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Pricing

Price
£20.00 a licence a month
Discount for educational organisations
Yes
Free trial available
Yes
Description of free trial
Includes:
- Access to online carbon calculation
- Video 'How to' demo and user guide
- 14 day free trial
- Set up unlimited organisations and facilities
- Review carbon footprint report online
- Follow-up Q&A

Excludes:
- Report downloads
- Dedicated account manager / support
Link to free trial
Get in touch for a free trial: hello@compareyourfootprint.com

Service documents

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