Xero and Sumday Global Partnership Announcement

Sumday Team
February 22, 2024
2 Minutes
We are proud to announce Sumday and Xero have entered into a global partnership to enhance carbon accounting for advisors! 💜 💙

Sumday supports large organisations with reporting obligations and targets, and importantly, the SMEs in the supply chain that need practical and affordable help too.

Xero will use Sumday for its own carbon accounting, enhancing Xero's in-house carbon accounting expertise in line with global carbon accounting standards and Xero’s own net-zero commitments.

As part of the partnership, Xero and Sumday will work together to empower small businesses, with the use of Sumday, to understand their emissions to an audit-ready standard with the help of their trusted advisor – a crucial step towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions for small businesses globally.

Dr Tamara Somers, Director of Sustainability and ESG, Xero, said:

“Regulators are increasingly signalling mandated carbon accounting globally, making it a non-negotiable for businesses large and small. We’re excited to be partnering with Sumday, to enable accountants and bookkeepers on Xero across the world to account for their carbon emissions and support their clients with their efforts. Sumday’s commitment to enabling the accounting and bookkeeping community through education on how and why measuring carbon emissions is important is a big part of what drew us to partner with them.”

Jessica Richmond, CEO and Co-founder of Sumday, highlighted the importance of making carbon accounting business as usual for all organisations:

“Carbon accounting to an audit-ready standard must be accessible and affordable to all businesses - whether you’re a public company like Xero or a small business supplier. It’s the only way we can credibly track progress towards net-zero. We must make sure businesses aren’t losing out, simply because they can’t provide stakeholders with the emissions data they increasingly need. By partnering with Xero, we can make sure that timely and accurate data is in their hands with the help of an advisor they trust.”

Sumday’s integration with Xero provides easy access to relevant financial and activity data. Transaction data can be easily coded to the relevant emissions source in Sumday, and a comprehensive carbon general ledger report prepared in Sumday ensures audit readiness and easy reconciliation with financials. Businesses can see where they stand through working reports and dashboards.

Sumday is now available in the Xero App Store for accountants and bookkeepers globally 🌎