FAQs

Turbo Carbon FAQs - Here are some predefined questions and answers to help with your query about our carbon reporting tool.

Why do I need a reporting tool like Turbo Carbon?

Carbon emissions caused by human activity are causing the planet to heat up, and this is placing our entire civilization at risk. A little late, but we now see a multi-faceted response to this issue. Governments are setting ambitious carbon reduction targets, and are holding the economies they oversee to account through mandatory reporting schemes and carbon taxes. Investors are steering their portfolios away from polluting assets, and demanding the companies they finance to measure and manage their carbon footprint. Brands are setting contract-critical targets for their supply chains to decarbonise, and consumers are willing to desert or remain loyal to a brand based on how effectively they progress towards those targets. A bit of a long answer here but we are now in world where climate action is a must do. Turbo Carbon is a tool that enables these actions through the accurate measurement of your emissions in a simple, fast and affordable way, leaving you with more resources and better evidence to manage your carbon reduction initiatives.

What makes Turbo Carbon unique?

Turbo Carbon has two key differentiators as a carbon reporting tool.

  1. Turbo Carbon has inherited many of the characteristics of its elder sibling UL 360. Giving you enterprise-grade data collection and reporting features in a condensed package at a fraction of the price.
  2. Turbo Carbon is supported by UL’s global team of sustainability experts. Need help deploying Turbo Carbon to suppliers in China or India? No problem – UL are in region and ready to support.
Is Turbo Carbon right for my business?

Most likely. Turbo Carbon’s customers range from individual factories deep in the supply chain to known brands measuring emissions across multiple global facilities. Turbo is a drop in solution with a specific goal of making carbon reporting simple, fast and affordable. If you are looking for something more bespoke or integrated with other systems, then you might be better served by other UL solutions such as 360 Essentials or 360 Enterprise.

Is Turbo Carbon going to need the approval of IT?

Maybe, and we would always recommend that you ask! However, Turbo Carbon is a stand alone software-as-a-service solution. It is accredited to the ISO27001 information security standard and our servers are located at an Equinix operated, ISO27001/9001 accredited data centre in London. It is developed and managed exclusively by UL, so we don’t anticipate any red flags with your IT team.

How do I get started on Turbo Carbon?

Once we have an agreement in place you will receive a password protected starter pack, this guides you through a 5 minute online exercise for creating your company’s Turbo Carbon account. Following this you can access a range of training materials that you can either read through at your own pace, or allow UL to guide you through during an online crash course in carbon management. We would highly recommend the latter! From there you will be all set to measure and manage your carbon emissions.

How much does Turbo Carbon cost?

The cost of Turbo Carbon begins at US$3250. This covers an annual license fee, training and a support pot should you have any questions during your carbon reporting journey. At the start of each subsequent year we provide a “health check” to reveal how well you are reporting and how you compare with an industry benchmark.

So what exactly do I get for the money?

Simply put…Value. Your annual fee provides you and other users in your company access to best-in-class carbon management reporting software. Your carbon footprint is calculated in real-time as data is entered, and the results can be interrogated through dynamic charts on your dashboard. Once your reporting cycle is complete you can download a UL issued ISO 14064-1 carbon report, and should you choose to have your data verified you can download auditor friendly verification packs at the click of a button.

Is Turbo Carbon scalable?

Yes and No. You can certainly add more facilities to Turbo Carbon as your manufacturing base or property portfolio grows in both number and global spread, but the content and features are managed by UL and updated according to a fixed schedule. Overall, UL are the gatekeepers of the solution and will determine what new features will be added. However, we always welcome your input to our product development roadmap.

How do I contact UL to learn more about its carbon reporting tools?

Feel free to talk to us about Turbo Carbon at any time by clicking “contact us” on the website. We will connect you with one of our many advisors who can provide a demonstration of the solution and talk you through the multitude of ways it can help you move from a “carbon reporting zero” to a “carbon reporting hero”.

Who is behind Turbo Carbon?

The “Turbo Team” are a group of employees within UL’s Environment and Sustainability business. They are primarily based across the UK, the US and China, but also many places in between. Combined they bring decades worth of carbon management and software development together into a simple, fast and affordable solution.

Have more questions about our carbon reporting tool? Can’t find your query listed? Contact us to discuss your carbon management needs.