The Carbon Footprint is a measure of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the life cycle of a product or, more generally, with business processes.
The most common elements affecting these emissions are the use of fuel and electricity in the production, storage and transport of products.
Various pollutants also contribute, to varying degrees, to this impact. The Kyoto Protocol establishes conversion factors to bring everything into a uniform unit of measurement, called CO2 equivalent.
The answer is the continuous control of the resources used for each product line.
Therefore, it is essential to monitor your and your suppliers’ use of fuels and combustibles, refrigerants, electricity, remote heating, steam use and other resources. In this way, you will already have all the data you need for the final calculations which, when processed, will result in your carbon footprint.
Monitoring its carbon footprint helps the company build a more sustainable production pattern: if a company is more aware of its consumptions, it can reduce its climate impact.
If it is aware of its problems, the company can develop targeted solutions that allow a gradual but significant reduction of its emissions, using measures such as the renewal of infrastructure and the use of energy from renewable sources.
In this way, each company can show its environmental commitment to its stakeholders and to the market, and offer its investors a practical demonstration of its principles and ethical values.
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