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.
Annually, around 2300 kilotons of paper (packaging and non-packaging) are produced in the Netherlands alone. So what’s the environmental impact of paper? Where does it come from- and how could you reduce it? Renowned paper producer Crown van Gelder wanted to find out. And their solution? Sugar beets.
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?
Ecoinvent is the World’s leading LCI database containing over 16.000 unique datasets. So, why is it so important?
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?
5,5 million tennis balls are disposed of in the Netherlands every year, resulting in the loss of many valuable resources that could be reused. Quite a shame- Renewaball thought. So they took the opportunity to make this business more circular. Renewaball created a sustainable tennis ball that exists out of 30% recycled material- and calculated their environmental footprint to prove it.
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.
A good understanding of Greenhouse Gas emissions and reporting their impact is becoming increasingly important to many companies in various sectors. So, let’s start this year with some effective sustainable action. And to help you do so, we have created an overview on everything you need to know and how to effectively measure one of the most important sustainability reporting standards: the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.
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.