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  • World Bank initiates carbon footprint analysis

    Responding to pressure from the environmental community and U.S. lawmakers, the World Bank plans to estimate the carbon footprints of its future projects. The Bank, in collaboration with the world's leading multilateral development banks, is creating a common method for estimating a project's associated greenhouse gas emissions. The assessments are expected to bring greater transparency to the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Cautious welcome for new Carbon footprint specification

    The eagerly awaited PAS 2050, a specification for carbon footprint analysis, was published in London on 29th October 2008. Dave Covell, a Principal at environmental consultancy firm ENVIRON has used the new standard for the last few weeks and says, 'This is an excellent document which will provide a benchmark that will be used world-wide. We know that many businesses have been treading water, ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Axion Consulting offers carbon footprint services

    Having become the first UK polymer producer to offer a carbon reduction labelled product, Axion Consulting is sharing its expertise with others wanting to follow a similar route and carbon footprint their own products or processes. The plastic recycling specialist, part of the Manchester-based Axion Group, became the UK’s first polymer producer to gain a certified Carbon Footprint label in ...


    By Axion Group

  • Carbon Trust launches new service to verify company carbon footprints

    Footprint Verification service gives assurance for annual reporting and disclosure to stakeholders Today, the Carbon Trust launches Footprint Verification, a new service that will provide companies and organisations with independent verification of their corporate carbon footprints. The service has been launched to help companies and organisations manage the increasing ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Borealis undertakes pioneering analysis of water footprint of plastics

    Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has completed the plastics industry's first assessment of the Water Footprint of plastics materials. The findings will be discussed at the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm. A Water Footprint measures the actual volume of fresh water that a business or manufacturing process of a product or service removes from the ...


    By Borealis AG

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

    In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine. The research is presented in a series of reports ...

  • ifu Hamburg calculates Carbon Footprint on behalf of EWE Energy

    Carbon Footprint calculation of a roof construction by German company Holzbau Janssen. According to the signs of the time the German company for woodwork "Janssen Holzbau GmbH" believes in the economic and ecologic advantages of sustainability. Thus, the carbon footprint of a roof construction has been calculated with the ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • SGS Announces Global Product Mark Program for Carbon Footprint

    SGS introduces a new and unique program of three product marks for environmental impact, progressing towards the ultimate tier of greenhouse gas neutrality, to help companies transparently demonstrate their ongoing environmental commitment. SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today the first Product Carbon Footprint program to offer marks that can be applied to manufactured products that are ...


    By SGS

  • Axion Consulting steps up its carbon footprint services

    Fuel price increases and the prospect of mandatory emissions reporting are key reasons cited by a growing number of companies interested in carbon footprint assessments of their products and processes, claims resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting. Axion, which was the first UK polymer producer to gain a Carbon Footprint label for its own Axpoly PS13 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Water footprints for food

    Carbon footprints are now familiar to most people, but food production and trade leaves yet another important mark on the environment – a water footprint. Research has led to a novel strategy for calculating the impact of international food trade on water supplies and the implications for various water users. New calculations could be a key step towards balancing the demands on dwindling surface ...

  • Carbon Screener launched: new business intelligence tool to explore carbon footprints of 3,000 comanies

    Today CO2benchmark went live with their Carbon Screener, the new analytics platform. It's the first carbon data provider to offer advanced business intelligence capabilities to its users. CO2Benchmark puts you in full control of the insights you want to gain from their vast knowledge base,which covers hard carbon facts & figures of 3,000 companies. The Carbon Screener enables you to slice and ...


    By CO2 Benchmark

  • Chemical footprint in development

    A measure of chemical footprint is being developed by researchers to assess the environmental impacts of the toxic chemicals released by the production and consumption of goods. The methodology, based on life cycle and risk assessment, is also designed to be linked to the resilience of ecosystems to chemical exposure. Environmental footprints, from carbon emissions to water use, are increasingly ...

  • Columbia-PepsiCo Collaboration Creates Powerful Software Tool for Carbon Footprinting

    Researchers at Columbia University, working in collaboration with PepsiCo, have developed new software that can rapidly calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously. The methodology could greatly reduce the time and expense associated with carbon footprinting, helping companies accurately label products and design ways to reduce their environmental impacts. Up until ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Electric vehicles can help Toronto reduce its carbon footprint

    Electric vehicles could contribute up to 37% of Toronto's annual target for GHG emissions reductions by 2030, according to a new report released by Pollution Probe. Higher reductions were associated with a greater proportion of commercial-duty electric vehicles within the vehicle mix. The report, "Unlocking the Electric Mobility Potential of Toronto: Moving Toward an Electric Mobility Master Plan ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon footprint review shows ‘large’ savings for Axion’s recycled polymers

    Recycled polymers have significantly lower carbon footprint than oil-based virgin plastics – up to 89% for ABS – according to latest research by Axion Polymers. The Manchester-based plastic recycler’s 2017 Axpoly® Carbon Footprint Analysis also reveals a carbon saving of 82.5% for recycled (HIPS) and 73% for recycled (PP). The CO2 ...


    By Axion Group

  • Companies Can Reduce Carbon Footprint by Giving Consumers Green Choices

    Companies can reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains and improve customer satisfaction by giving consumers information and tools to make green choices, according to research conducted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings are drawn from a series of experiments designed ...

  • NRDC President: “Stamp out our carbon footprint - in our lifetime”

    - In an assertive bid to put the brakes on the fossil fuel pollution driving global climate change, NRDC President Frances Beinecke has called for the United States to stamp out its carbon footprint -- to become carbon-neutral -- in our lifetime. A veteran of four decades on the front lines of environmental advocacy, Beinecke issues the call to action and lays out a visionary plan to achieve the ...

  • European water utilities striving to reduce their carbon footprint, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Concerns about steep increase in the carbon footprint of the water industry are rising. Population growth, tightening of legislative standards resulting in further treatment needs, resource scarcity, and deteriorating quality levels are, however, resulting in ever increasing energy consumption. This is highlighting the importance of innovative, environment-friendly practices across the value ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • KPMG `living green` program exceeds overall carbon footprint reduction goals

    KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced it achieved a 26 percent reduction in its carbon footprint from 2007 through 2009, exceeding the firm"s stated three-year commitment of a 25 percent reduction in just two years. In 2008, KPMG embarked on an ambitious environmental program in the United States called "Living Green" to support the firm"s commitment to reduce the ...

  • European Water Utilities Striving to Reduce their Carbon Footprint, finds Frost & Sullivan

    LONDON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerns about steep increase in the carbon footprint of the water industry are rising. Population growth, tightening of legislative standards resulting in further treatment needs, resource scarcity, and deteriorating quality levels are, however, resulting in ever increasing energy consumption. This is highlighting the importance of innovative, ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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