BMW already has a deep insight into the environmental impact of their products. But in order to reduce emissions to a relevant level group-wide, BMW had to look deeper.
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For maximum insight into environmental performance, organizations often perform Life Cycle Assessments on both a product as well as organizational level. But, comparing these two LCA levels seems harder than it looks. They use different approaches that combined hold crucial information- yet are hard to make sense of. The solution? Activity-Based Footprinting.
Patagonia, the flagship of the sustainable apparel movement, will no longer add company logos to their clothes. The decision sparked approval and discussions. But was it a good one?
You have calculated your environmental footprint – but now what? It’s simple: Your environmental footprint will guide you to make your business operations more sustainable. Here are 5 ways in which different departments in your company can leverage environmental footprints to be more innovative, profitable, and sustainable.
It’s a familiar thought within the path to sustainable improvements: ‘I want to make my business more sustainable- but how on earth can I make sure my supply chain is on board too?’ Well- it’s definitely very possible. And it all comes down to mapping out and understanding the environmental impact of your supply chain, using this data to make informed decisions on impact hotspots, and strategically partnering with suppliers based on transparency and environmental performance.
On the road to carbon neutrality, there are many paths that companies can take to reach this end-goal. One of these ways is carbon offsetting- to balance out your own carbon footprint, by investing in emission reduction projects that aim to capture or avoid carbon emissions. These can either be your own projects or someone else’s and can take place all over the world. Think of reforestation projects, paying a higher CO2 tax, or even direct carbon capture. But are all of them equally effective? What are the do’s and don’ts if I want to invest in carbon offsetting?
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. So- where do you start? When measuring your carbon footprint, you categorize your emissions into three scopes: scope 1, 2, and 3. We previously discussed scope 1 emissions in our first blog about measuring your carbon footprint. Today it’s time for scope 2 emissions. What are they and how can I report them?
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. But, where do you start? You start with categorizing your emissions into scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In this first (out of three) article on these scopes, we will dive into scope 1 emissions specifically.
On the 11th of December 2019, the European Commission presented their European Green Deal. A roadmap that will make the EU’s economy more sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and transforming our economic model in the next decade. All very promising sounds. But what does this mean for my organization? Is the Green Deal really a big deal?