What is a Carbon Footprint?
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) (mainly Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide and fluorinated gases) produced to support a person’s life and all her activities.
Carbon footprints are usually measured in equivalent tons of CO2 emitted during a year, and they can be associated with an individual, an activity, a product, an organisation or also an event like a football match.
The average global carbon footprint of a person is close to 4 tons per year, with a peak of 16 in the USA. To try to avoid a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to decrease to less than 2 tons by 2050….
GHGs are essentially generated from the production and consumption of fossil fuels, manufactured goods, materials, transportation and so on.
We can make small changes in our lives to lower our impact (like using the car less, eating KmZero food and so on… ) and also by choosing products coming from “carbon neutral” companies.
A reason for calculating your company’s carbon footprint.
Climate change brings untoward risks to business and economies around the world.
The goal is not only to understand what your activity ’s carbon footprint is but also to begin a journey to reduce it with a progressive plan.
The calculation of the CF is the starting point for its reduction. An optimisation process for your organisation that would streamline production, reduce costs and increase your profits.