The Carbon Management Tool (CMT) can be found and allows companies to calculate the environmental impact of their energy, transport, water and waste, using data relevant to Ireland.

Firms are then given guidance on actions to manage their operations in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

The information gathered on the CMT is confidential and users are able to access their data at a later stage using a personal login and password.

Launching the tool, Environment Minister John Gormley said: “Every organisation can save money through knowing its carbon emissions and taking steps to reduce them through more effective energy supply and usage, improved travel policies and effective water and waste management.

Mr Gormley hoped all companies and voluntary organisations would make use of the tool to cut their environmental impact and save cash.

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