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The Basics

What is CarbonPay's mission?

CarbonPay is a climate tech company creating a circular economy where businesses no longer rely on the status quo and are able to understand their impact through our simple, transparent, accessible solutions. We believe that if everyone chooses to make a positive impact, even if seemingly small, it will create a ripple effect of climate action so that not only the planet, but those living on it, are able to thrive.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

We’re here to help. Please email your questions to and one of our team members will be in contact as soon as possible.

What is CarbonPay Axis?

Axis is a groundbreaking software that allows businesses of all sizes to automatically track, analyse, report and benchmark the carbon footprint of their business activities and transactions.

Why the name Axis?

Whether you think of an axis as the invisible line running through the Earth or a coordinate plane from geometry, an axis not only holds a structure together, but helps pinpoint and connect every part of the structure that the axis is supporting. CarbonPay Axis is the sustainability support system for your entire business. This Axis revolves around connecting your business expenses, activities, supply chain, and carbon reduction goals so that climate action is second nature.

How does CarbonPay Axis work?

We are a self-reinforcing and ever-expanding ecosystem for companies to automatically measure the CO2 footprint of their entire supply chain. This information creates transparency for our users to take this data and select an entirely sustainable supply chain. From uploading data files detailing your business operations, Axis analyses, sorts, and defines every scope of your business down to a single transaction or location. With this information, you will be able to clearly compare the sustainability of your entire supply chain. Furthermore, once you understand the impact your supplier relationships have on the planet, you can search from over 250M suppliers globally to benchmark and choose the suppliers that best fit your carbon reduction targets.

What sets CarbonPay Axis apart from our competitors?

First and foremost, we have access to the largest database of suppliers on the market with over 250M data points globally. With this information, we not only calculate scope 1, 2 & 3 from activity and spend methodology, but break this information down into industry, category, and allow you to tag these transactions and activities to specific subsidiaries and locations. With this granular analysis and automated filtering, you can feel confident that the information gained on your business and supply chain is accurate and up-to-date.

How many suppliers are in your database?

We have the largest number of suppliers on the market! Over 250 million suppliers are in our database and the number is continuing to grow!


Who can sign up for CarbonPay Axis?

CarbonPay Axis is accessible for all businesses of any size who are ready to combat climate change, understand how their business activities, spend and supply chain impact the planet, and take responsibility for their carbon footprint!

How do I sign up for CarbonPay Axis?

Book a demo and our team will reach out to you with the next steps!

Do I have to sign up for both CarbonPay Ctrl and Axis, or can I sign up for one or the other?

No, of course not! While both of our platforms work well side-by-side, you can choose one or the other (or both) offerings that best suit you and your business.



How much does it cost to join CarbonPay Axis?

Our pricing depends on the size of your organisation. We scale our costs to the number of employees you have, the size of your business etc. Book a demo to get your unique quote!

What countries can sign up for CarbonPay Axis?

North America, South America, Europe & the United Kingdom! We plan on expanding our impact soon, check back in to see how far Axis has reached.

Can the data in the generated reports be used for carbon accounting and audits?

Yes – and they should! We draw upon data from leading independent bodies in line with best practice.

What are the different views and levels of access?

There are three different views and levels of access available to your team members to ensure that you team is seeing the data that relates to them while maintaining a level of privacy.

Group: this view can see each subsidiary and location under the group as well as the entire group as a whole. They are able to add team members, link locations, subsidiaries, and fleets, set targets, and so much more.
Subsidiary: this view can see their subsidiary as a whole and all of the locations that link back to that particular subsidiary; however, this view does not have access to the entire group or locations that are not a part of their subsidiary.
Location: this view can only see the data that coincides with their particular locations without seeing the subsidiary or group level information.

Full Access: like it sounds, this access can see every piece of data that has been uploaded, accessed, and analyzed.
Partial Access: this access can limit a user from viewing the full breakdown of the entire company or other locations that are not linked back to their own.
View Only: this access is most often used for a company’s carbon accountant or representative that does not need to use any of the axis features, but who may need access to certain numbers, reports, and targets.

Defining the Details

What does CO2e mean?

CO2 alone refers specifically to Carbon Dioxide, while CO2e stands for “Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.” This important distinction factors in other greenhouse gases, including CO2.

Can you define scope 1, 2, & 3?

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol defines Scope 1, 2 and 3 as follows:

Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.
Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions (not included in scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream

What are upstream versus downstream versus reporting company emissions?

Upstream: Every activity and expense that goes into producing a product.
Downstream: Every activity and expense that goes into the consumption of a product.
Reporting Company: Can neither be categorised under upstream or downstream emissions but are activities that need to be calculated and accounted for.

What is carbon intensity?

Carbon intensity is the measure of CO2e per unit of activity, like generating a product. This metric works to understand how clean a business’ operations are in relation to their revenue and business activity.

What is the difference between spend and activity based calculations?

Spend analysis only accounts for the amount spent on the transaction without accounting for additional information or specifics that could alter the baseline calculation. Activity analysis enhances spend analysis by prompting users to answer additional questions that will inform the most accurate calculation possible.


How is activity analysis calculated?

We automatically filter transactions from imported files that fall under the industry or scope that requires additional information to better understand and best calculate the impact of the activity in addition to the spend.


How is spend analysis calculated?

Purely based on the amount spent for each transaction.

What is the benefit of using activity and spend analysis?

Using both allows for your business to get the most granular and accurate full-picture breakdown of your carbon footprint. 

What's the difference between industry and category?

Industry acts as an overarching definition of what kind of work the company in question operates under. Category, and subcategory, specifically relate to the type of scope emission that the company in question is categorised under.

Security & Privacy

Where can I find Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy?
What data does CarbonPay capture?

Our Privacy policy details what data and information is collected and stored.