The carbon tax is perhaps the most persuasive and efficient approach that authorities are using to reduce the man-made increase in carbon dioxide gases. By imposing a price on the burning of carbon-based fuels, businesses, investors and individuals can be held accountable for the impact of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The tax is intended to encourage producers and consumers to look for alternate sources of energy, change processes and implement new practices. Although the adoption of carbon taxes can spur that type of behavior from decision makers, it can lead to an increase in costs, non-compliance penalties and, therefore, create competitive disadvantages.
Computrol has been playing an important role for over 35 years by creating solutions that help organizations to secure and account for their fuel use. Additionally, through its mission of “Above and Beyond”, an innovative mindset and a sense of social and environmental responsibility, the company has adapted its end-user reports to display high-quality data. Type of fuel, consumption, and the distance traveled between fill-ups of each vehicle in the fleet are a few examples of information that is available.
This sort of data, integrated with systems like GHG Accounting (http://ghgaccounting.ca/) and reports such as the “Provincials Best Practices for Quantifying GHG Emissions” (https://bit.ly/2FJWlQh), can help fleet managers estimate carbon taxes and fuel consumption. Consequently, it will guide them in the decision-making process, leading the organizations they run towards their quest for becoming greener, savings costs and having a competitive advantage.