A fundamental component of these regulations is the need to measure the cradle-to-grave ‘Carbon Footprint’ involved in the development, production, distribution and disposal process for a product. Thus, a Carbon Footprint calculation is a measurement of the impact a company’s activities have on the environment and is expressed in terms of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide.
“The more we learn here, the more there’s real business and consumer opportunity, in that there’s a lot of unharvested efficiencies yet…When you look back at the supply chain and at factories and warehouses and you start thinking about their basic needs for energy there’s a huge opportunity to do some relatively simple things to save energy …” -Jim Stanway, Head of Wal-Mart’s Greenhouse Gas Strategy, Financial Times, 24 September 2007
Carbon Footprint Services
Pak Green’s Carbon Footprint Evaluation Service provides access to environmental impact assessment experts who can demystify the carbon footprint/credit programs set up in response to these regulations, calculate the level of GHG emissions and address questions regarding your specific carbon footprint to help you meet legislated GHG reduction targets.
The key components of Carbon Footprint Evaluation Service are:
- Identification and clarification of emission-reduction responsibilities for a facility.
- Calculation of carbon footprint.
- Recommendations regarding greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions reductions.
- Recommend sources for ‘carbon credits’.