IMPALA Carbon Calculator

What is the IMPALA Carbon Calculator?

The IMPALA Carbon Calculator is the first bespoke carbon calculator and environmental impact measurement tool for the independent recorded music sector, built with the support of the IMPALA membership and powered by the Julie’s Bicycle Creative Climate Tools platform. The calculator helps IMPALA’s members measure their carbon footprint and identify hotspots to make members’ ambitions actionable, impactful, and scalable. It also helps collect information on how the independent music sector in Europe is taking environmental action Beyond Carbon. The platform is a part of IMPALA’s Sustainability Programme and supports members to meet their commitments under the Music Climate Pact.

How does it work?

The IMPALA Carbon Calculator can be used to measure the following impacts across your business:

  • Office(s): Energy use, Water, Waste
  • Staff commuting
  • Business travel
  • Manufacturing of key product categories
  • Distribution
  • Key areas of purchased goods (e.g. IT and studio equipment)
  • Environmental actions under ‘Beyond Carbon’

The Tools’ methodology is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporation Standard (GHG Protocol), the most widely used framework defining reporting principles for auditing the GHG emissions of a company.

The calculator comes with a customised layout and a helpdesk to facilitate carbon accounting, taking into account the analysis of direct emissions from owned or controlled sources and indirect emissions, as well as relevant indirect emissions.

Are you a member of IMPALA? Sign up for free and start tracking your footprint today.

About IMPALA’s sustainability programme

The calculator is part of IMPALA’s larger sustainability scheme which encompasses a long-term programme for members, announced this April. The overall ambition is to achieve an interim net zero independent sector by 2026, culminating in carbon positive by 2030. So far IMPALA has released a sustainability charter in 15 points, practical guidance for members and a climate declaration for members. IMPALA also uses its voice to amplify other climate initiatives from the music sector, see more here.

Do you want to learn more about sustainability?

Start here and here.

For all questions about IMPALA’s sustainability programme reach out to

IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association

Rue des Deux Eglises 37-39, 1000, Brussels, BELGIUM

+32 2 503 31 38