Calculating your company's carbon footprint and assessing the environmental impact of your product's life cycle (LCA) are fundamental to sustainable business. New EU regulations will also require companies to disclose their carbon footprint in order to access funding.
Demand for low-emission products and services will increase as the EU aims to become a climate neutral continent by 2050. Climate neutrality means achieving a net-zero emissions balance, which can be achieved by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and compensating for emissions that cannot be reduced. A climate-neutral society produces only as much emissions as the atmosphere can absorb.
The environmental impact of business activities is of growing interest to stakeholders, investors, financiers, insurers, customers, and employees. In one way or another, every company is required to provide verifiable data on emissions of the services and products it produces. Fortunately, measuring the impact of business activities is not as complicated as it may seem.
Carbon Footprint Calculation
The carbon footprint is the company's direct and indirect impact on global warming. Carbon footprint calculations are made according to the GHG protocol (Greenhouse Gas Protocol). We can also assess your company's carbon handprint, i.e., the positive impact on reducing carbon emissions. We can also verify your company's carbon footprint calculation.
Benefits of Carbon Footprint calculations:
- A clear picture of your company's positive and negative environmental impacts
- A basis for setting and reducing climate targets
- Enables a plan to reduce emissions and other negative environmental impacts (carbon neutrality roadmap)
- An economically attractive and risk-free investment
- Opportunity to develop a competitive advantage by offering the lowest emission solution on the market
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Life Cycle Assessment addresses the environmental impacts of a product or a service throughout its life cycle. Environmental impacts include not only climate impacts, but also impacts on water systems, ecosystems, etc. Impacts are assessed from raw material sourcing through production, use, end-of-life, recycling, and waste disposal.
Benefits of LCA:
- A broader view of the environmental impacts of a product's life cycle, not just its climate impact
- We can identify the largest sources of emissions in production and create a roadmap to reduce emissions
- Prove the environmental claims of the product and obtain green funding
- Emissions data can be incorporated into a service or product, providing a competitive advantage by offering a green alternative
- We can also produce Environmental Product Declarations (EPDS) for your product to help you communicate the life cycle impacts of the product to potential customers.