Carbon Footprint

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Carbon Footprint for Organization is a method to display data of greenhouse gas released from organizational activities which leads to the management guidelines to effectively reduce in greenhouse gas emissions. 

 

Carbon footprint of organization is greenhouse gas released by organizational activities, for example, fuel combustion, electricity consumption, waste management, transportation which are measured in tons of equivalent carbon dioxide. These are considered from the 3 scopes.

  • SCOPE I: Direct Emissions from organizational activities, for example, engine combustion, organization-owned vehicles use, chemicals used in wastewater treatment, process/activity leakage, etc.
  • SCOPE II: Energy Indirect Emissions, for example, organization energy purchase, for example, electrical power, thermal power, steam power, etc.
  • SCOPE III: Other Indirect Emissions, for example, staff travel with non-corporative vehicles, external seminar, materials use, etc.

Carbon Footprint for Organization or Corporate Carbon Footprint: CCF is a method to display data of greenhouse gas released from organizational activities which leads to the management guidelines to effectively reduce in greenhouse gas emissions. Human activities which continuously release greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural energy, industrial development and expansion, transportation, deforestation as well as natural and environmental destruction are essential causes of global warming. These problems have been becoming more severe.

 

Division of Physical Systems and Environment Operation

Mahidol University designs the program called MU Carbon Footprint in 2015 as a system to record greenhouse gas database from faculties/divisions’ activities. ECO Data Program is designed to collect more data where Mahidol University can assess greenhouse gas emissions of the university and can set goals to reduce in greenhouse gas emissions. ECO Data Program  develop by Faculty of Information and Communication Technology. This also includes effective greenhouse gas emissions management of divisions in the university according to sustainability resource use developed by Mahidol University Sustainability Action. The Mahidol University Sustainability Action based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Target 12: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns that cover management and effective, sustainable natural resources use, and Target 13: Climate Action Handling

 

Additionally, Divisions should understand standard information of carbon footprint for organization. The support has been provided encourage divisions to make report of greenhouse gas emissions and reabsorption registered to Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization). An assessment system structure and verified carbon footprint for internal units of the university.

Division of Physical Systems and Environment supports divisions which do carbon footprint for organization. Carbon compensation process has been initiated into divisions of the university in 2021 by providing the following services.

  1. Consulting and scope assessment, evidence examination, greenhouse gas emissions, and internal verification for divisions of the university.

  2. Coordinating with Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization), and external auditors including expenses at verification and registration.

  3. Coordinating with carbon markets and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) for carbon compensation.

Objectives

  1. To assess data on greenhouse gas emissions and reabsorption from divisions’ operation in the university.

  2. To effectively apply to greenhouse gas emissions management of Mahidol University’s divisions.

  3. To verify and register carbon footprint for organization of Mahidol University’s divisions.

  4. To compensate greenhouse gas emissions from divisions’ activities of Mahidol University. 

Procedures

1. Process of assessment in carbon footprint for organization

  1. Operative committee appointment

  2. Determining scope in assessment in carbon footprint for organization 

  3. Determining scope of organization for gathering the sources of greenhouse gas emissions and reabsorption in organization that needed assessment

  4. Determining scope of activity operation which has greenhouse gas emissions and reabsorption in organization related to organizational relation. The Scope 1 and Scope 2 will be assessed

  5. Studying and collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions of organization

  6. Developing procedures for corporate greenhouse gas emissions of organization

  7. Assessment in quantity of carbon footprint for organization

  8. Making report of greenhouse gas

2. Audit process in carbon footprint for organization

  1. Internal Audit

  2. External audit registered in auditor’s certificate

  3. Greenhouse gas report modification as external auditor suggested.

3. Registration in requesting for trademark of carbon footprint for organization 

  • Application and evidence process in requesting for trademark of carbon footprint for organization
  • Track result requested from the beginning to the end of process set by Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) until obtaining the trademark.
    Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) will organize an annual event “Hundred Hearts Unite to Reduce Global Warming” in every September to thank and to award certificate to organizations which attend the activities and projects of greenhouse gas emissions under the operation of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization)

4. Process of carbon credit compensation

  1. Calculate the amount of greenhouse gases to reduce.

  2. Carbon credit purchase from carbon credit compensation markets

  3. Compensation process for greenhouse gas emissions of organization

 

Organizations who attend the event were awarded

  • 2017 Golden Jubilee Medical Center, Mahidol University (GJ)
  • 2018 Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Faculty of Tropical Medicine (TM)
  • 2019 Faculty of Dentistry (DT), and Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies (EN)
  • 2020 Mahidol University International College (MUIC), and Mahidol University Library and Knowledge Center (LI)
  • 2021 Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), and Graduate Studies(GR) (Carbom Offset)
  • 2022 Faculty of Medical Technology (MT), and Faculty of Engineer (EG) (Carbom Offset)

 

An assessment manual in carbon footprint for hospital, Low Emission Support Scheme

 


Low Carbon Administrator Project

This program focuses creating realization for executives and staff life to make the least impact on environment from their everyday life. This is a social responsibility and role model to the Mahidol Community. The data have been collected from executive’s daily routine for one year to calculate individual greenhouse gas emissions and to compensate reabsorption of greenhouse gas through Carbon Offsetting Program or to purchase carbon credit to compensate which is the credit received from greenhouse gas emissions activities or replace greenhouse gas emissions, for example, renewable energy, biological gas, etc. This has been registered to Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) which means that the executives of Mahidol University do not have greenhouse gas emissions in that year. This program started in 2018. There were a total of 14 executives and compensation of 118 tons equivalent carbon dioxide of greenhouse gas emissions. Started in 2018 and has executives who participated each year as follows:

  • 2018  there were a total of 14 executives and compensation of 118 tons equivalent carbon dioxide of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 2019  there were a total of 16 voluntary administrators and compensation of 178 tons equivalent carbon dioxide of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 2020  there were a total of 18 voluntary administrators  and compensation of 219 tons equivalent carbon dioxide of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 2021  there were a total of 22 voluntary administrators  and compensation of 386 tons equivalent carbon dioxide of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 2022  there were a total of 13 voluntary administrators  and compensation of 79 tons equivalent carbon dioxide of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

These two projects are a way to effectively build sustainable resources consumption and to develop better quality of life for staff, students, and communities surrounding the university including building potential of staff and organizational greenhouse gas emissions management. These are to become Low-Carbon Society and to drive Mahidol University to sustainable development according to Mahidol University Sustainability Action, and to be a role model of divisions and other educational institutes in the future.

Further details are below.

Partners/Stakeholders

Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization)