They provide us comfort, protection, and support. Shoes are essential for everyday life and for some- they are éxtra essential for work-life too. For over 90 years, EMMA Safety Footwear has been providing footwear fit for the safety needs of workers around the world. But is their footwear safe for the environment too? EMMA Safety Footwear calculated the environmental footprints of their footwear. These are the results.
8% of the global final energy demand and 7% of the energy sector’s CO₂ emissions come from iron & steel production. For this production, we currently mostly use primary materials as ingredients. But mining these materials heavily exhausts the planet’s resources. Imagine the huge chunk we can take out of this impact- by recycling metal waste into new secondary materials. The impact benefits of secondary metal materials? Moxba-Metrex has the answers…
We love our asphalt in the Netherlands- and for good reason. The high quality, durability, and driving comfort speak for themselves. As an indispensable part of our infrastructure, asphalt is of course used very intensively. But what exactly is the environmental footprint of asphalt? What role does the Dutch Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI) play in creating greener roads?
Introducing the new wave of enlightenment. Environmental scores have become a crucial requirement for suppliers to deliver in public tendering processes. Which means: time to act. This is the story of how the Dutch public lighting sector got acquainted with circularity by measuring the environmental footprint of their products.
An environmental footprint shows the environmental impact of your product(s). But what can you do with this information? Here are 5 ways in which different departments in your company can leverage environmental footprints to be more innovative, profitable, and sustainable.
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.
The EN15804 is one of the most important sustainability standards for creating EPD’s in the construction sector in the European Union. But it’s changed- and there’s a revised version now; the EN15804 + A2. Especially in the Netherlands we see an increase in demand for reporting on this revised norm. This results in mandatory changes in conducting EPD’s. How can you be best prepared?
The GHG protocol applies to measuring greenhouse gasses in both the public and private sector and provides standards that create a common ground for many sustainability certifications and reporting systems. In this article we summed up all ins and outs on effective GHG reporting.
(This blog is updated every time a new PEF update is released) A new term has risen in the field of LCA’s; the Product Environmental Footprint. A new methodology and standard, initiated by the EU, that will steer organizations to perform more reliable environmental measurements and creates a level playing field for everyone. And here’s how it all works.
There is one thing that every company can do to become more sustainable, and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Environmental emissions can be direct or indirect – Scope 1, 2, or 3. But the differences between the industries say a lot about the potential to improve.
Everyone loves to talk about sustainability. But what do you actually do about it? Measuring your activities against the Sustainability Maturity Path provides a clarifying look at it.
In sustainability, capacity building means building skills and competencies to empower sustainable change. But it all starts with awareness.
The PEF methodology will radically change how we calculate and compare footprints. And it might be implemented next year.
The Theo Pouw Group distinguishes itself towards through high-value products with low CO2 emissions. Ecochain helps to reduce costs and shows how they can produce materials with less energy.
Environmental Product Declarations are often used to showcase LCA results from business to business. But what is an EPD exactly?
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) measures the environmental impacts of a product or service. Learn all about LCA in our extensive guide.