Free webinar: Net Zero - How to create a carbon inventory and what it will tell you

Creating a carbon inventory – a record of all greenhouse gas emissions across scopes 1, 2 and 3 – is an essential component of any Net Zero strategy. Why is it so important, how do you do it and how do you use it?

Posted on 29 April 2021.

JRP Solutions own energy and sustainability specialists, along with renowned experts and practitioners, will be hosting a 90-minute free webinar on Friday 4th June at 10.00 – 11.30 am, to take you through the answers to these questions and more with real life examples and practical advice on how to create and effectively use your own carbon inventory.







1. What is a Carbon Inventory? George Richards, Director, JRP Solutions

2. The importance of developing an accurate emission inventory. Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director, Carbon Disclosure Project

3. How is a Carbon Inventory relevant to setting Science Based Targets? Carol Somper, Sustainability Director, JRP Solutions

4. How it is being done in different organisations.

  • A new starter’s approach to creating their Carbon Inventory for Net Zero. Helen Thomas, Managing Director, Weston’s Cider
  • Examples of how expenditure-based analysis is being used to rapidly quantify emissions. Joe Oughtred, Director, Gateway Procurement
  • How the University of Surrey developed its GHG and SBT trajectory to determine its emissions reduction strategy towards Net Zero. Tom Parrott, Head of Energy and Sustainability, University of Surrey.

5. How do you use the Carbon Inventory? Carol Somper, Sustainability Director, JRP Solutions

6. Your next steps George Richards, Director, JRP Solutions

Q & A


Your presenters

A person smiling for the cameraDescription automatically generated with medium confidenceGeorge Richards, Director, JRP Solutions: George has vast experience of energy and facilities management through working with a diverse portfolio of clients and sites throughout the UK. Hands on experience of system design and installation in the HVAC industry set the foundation for George’s practical and pragmatic approach to delivering sustainable solutions that improve business performance and led to his involvement in a ground-breaking project at a major UK airport to reduce emissions from ground transport.



A person smiling for the cameraDescription automatically generated with medium confidenceSonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains & Regional Director Corporations, CDP: CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Sonya leads CDP’s corporate activity and their supply chain program which enables major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, influencing over US$4 trillion in annual procurement spend. Sonya has over 17 years of environmental experience, specialising in the last few years on setting and meeting scope 3 targets as well as setting and meeting water security and deforestation related supply chain goals.


A person with long hairDescription automatically generated with low confidenceCarol Somper, Sustainability Director, JRP Solutions: Carol’s experience spanning more than 30 years includes working for government on natural resource management and stakeholder engagement; at leading environmental consultancies on commercial projects and for Jonathon Porritt’s sustainable development charity, Forum for the Future. Carol has developed particular expertise in sustainable planning and corporate sustainability and an in-depth technical understanding of resource efficiency in construction and property management.



A picture containing person, indoorDescription automatically generatedHelen Thomas, Managing Director, Westons Cider: Helen is the great-granddaughter of the organisations founder, Henry Weston. During her 20+ years as MD, Helen has spearheaded Westons’ growth a turnover of £5.5m to over £63m. The company now employs two hundred and thirty people, is one of the largest independent family cider makers in the UK and its brands are widely available in over 40 countries globally. Westons is managing its energy, Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions well, within the constraints of their local energy supply, and is now starting to tackle Scope 3 emissions with a Net Zero target in mind.


A person taking a selfieDescription automatically generatedJoe Oughtred, Director, Gateway Procurement Services Ltd: Joe has over 10 years of experience in sustainable procurement and has worked in multiple sectors in waste and resource management. In 2018 Joe co-founded Gateway Procurement with the believe that sustainable procurement can transform every business. Gateway Procurement has recently developed and launched Axiom, a cloud-based software platform that enables organisations to calculate, track and report on their sustainability impact and provides the visibility organisations require to enable their sustainability journey.


A person in a suitDescription automatically generated with low confidenceTom Parrott, Head of Energy & Sustainability at University of Surrey: Tom is a Chartered Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) with over 10 years’ experience in strategic energy and sustainability management roles. In his current role he is responsible for the University of Surrey achieving its place in the top 100 in The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021, demonstrating both research and operational strengths across the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tom has worked with university leaders to establish one of the first science based carbon reduction targets in the HE sector, linking this to the Universities 2030 Net Zero Carbon target and strategy.




We hope you will be able to join us, but if you are unavailable, do get in touch and we will arrange to send you a recording of the webinar after the event.  Email