environmental footprints News

  • The other footprint: the water footprint

    By now, you’ve all heard of the Carbon Footprint — the measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. Today, KGG sheds light on the other foot; Your Water Footprint. The Water footprint of an individual is defined as the total water used for the production of the goods and services consumed ...

  • Environmental footprinting in virtual space

    Understanding and getting involved in environmental footprinting in New Zealand just got easier with the launch of a new website hosted by the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) - www.lcanz.org.nz.Established in June this year, LCANZ is a special interest group open to everyone interested in environmental footprinting. Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon footprinting are increasingly ...


    By thinkstep

  • Workshop: Environmental Footprint of Products and Organisations

    Policy Context, Content and Preparation of Corporations for the Environmental Foot Printing initiative of the European Commission. In 2013 the European Commission has launched two Environmental Footprint Guides for Products and Organisations and started pilots for the development of PEFCRs and OEFSRs. The goal of the initiative is to establish a common methodological approach to enable ...


    By thinkstep

  • Reducing environmental footprint of water industry

    This year will be the fourth European Water and Waste Management Conference, the theme is 'Reducing the Environmental Footprint of the Water Industry'. It is recognised that the provision of clean drinking water and safe sanitation carries a large environmental burden and the carbon emissions from the industry are similar to that of the aviation industry. However a lot is being done to reduce ...

  • Workshop: Environmental Footprint of Products and Organisations

    In 2013 the European Commission has launched two Environmental Footprint Guides for Products and Organisations and started pilots for the development of PEFCRs and OEFSRs. The goal of the initiative is to establish a common methodological approach to enable Member States and the private sector to assess, display and benchmark the environmental performance of products, services and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Product Environmental Footprint for food, feed and beverages

    The European Commission has announced that the call for volunteers for feed, food, drink and related products is now open. This call is addressed to stakeholders who want to propose a product category for which to develop specific Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs). The deadline for applications is 28 March, 2014 17h CET. This call is open ONLY for feed, food and drink and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Product Environmental Footprint for food, feed and beverages

    The European Commission has announced that the call for volunteers for feed, food, drink and related products is now open. This call is addressed to stakeholders who want to propose a product category for which to develop specific Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs). The deadline for applications is 28 March, 2014 17h CET. This call is open ONLY for feed, food ...


    By thinkstep

  • DSM continues to invest in optimizing environmental footprint

    DSM, the global Life Sciences & Materials Sciences company, recently completed a five-year upgrade of its Engineering Plastics facility in Emmen, The Netherlands. The investment, which represents several million euro, includes a capture system that uses waste water from the production plant to reduce emissions to the air of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to almost zero. The DSM ...


    By DSM

  • GSA Reduces Environmental Footprint by Reducing Water Usage

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring the General Services Administration (GSA) U.S. Custom House Building in New Orleans, for saving money, improving lives and protecting the planet by participating in the Federal Green Challenge (FGC). GSA and its tenants reduced their usage of potable water from 2,699,100 gallons in 2012 to 1,376,000 gallons in 2013, resulting in a ...

  • What is the Product Environmental Footprint of your products?

    For those of our GaBi users working on PEF projects we have developed the “PEF test kit”, a format that allows you to test your products against the PEF guidelines. It consists of two methodological features (land use assessment and End of Life (EoL) allocation method) and is available here. ...


    By thinkstep

  • Reducing your environmental footprint - strengthening tomorrow - today

    Click on the attached brochure to see how CRA works with clients to develop sustainability programs to effectively reduce their environmental footprint. Governments, civic institutions, and corporations at the forefront of sustainability understand the long-term importance and competitive advantage of integrating environmental and social agendas into day-to-day practices. We ensure sustainability ...

  • Kraft foods maps its total environmental footprint

    Kraft Foods today shared results of a pioneering survey that measured its impact on climate change, land and water use.  The multi-year footprinting project - in partnership with Quantis Inc. (www.quantis-intl.com) and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and notable academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment - goes far beyond ...

  • Pulp and Paper Mills to Track Environmental Footprints

    OLYMPIA, Washington, August 8, 2007 (ENS) - How does a pulp and paper mill measure its impact on the surrounding community? And with a commitment to sustainable practices, can it improve its environmental, economic and social footprint over time? These are the questions the Washington Department of Ecology and Grays Harbor Paper, GHP, will explore under a new partnership ...

  • Carbon footprinting gallery

    The Carbon Trust is delighted to announce our opening of the world's first ever Carbon Footprinting Gallery on 3 April. We are also pleased to announce that Gary Neville will be opening the gallery with a brief talk about his interest in sustainability and roles as Founder of Sustainability in Sport and as the newly appointed Environmental Ambassador for Manchester United. The unique gallery ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Tracking your carbon footprint

    An innovation called Carbon Hero may help reduce global warming by making people more aware of their carbon footprint. Regional prize winner in the 2007 European Satellite Navigation Competition, sponsored by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme, the device uses satellite navigation technology to track journeys. Concerned about global warming, many people are now looking for ways to reduce ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • 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 ...

  • New software measures carbon footprint

    New computer software enabling companies to measure their carbon footprint has been launched by Veolia Environmental Services. The Greenhouse Gas Tracker allows businesses to calculate not only how much energy they are using and the level of emissions but also how much energy they have recovered. Waste management provider Veolia Environmental ...

  • Water footprint: have your say

    The Water Footprint Network has launched its Water Footprint Manual, covering a comprehensive set of methods for water footprint accounting. It shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses, and includes methods for water footprint sustainability assessment and a library of water footprint response options. ...

  • UPM publishes paper’s water footprint in cooperation with Water Footprint Network

    UPM celebrates the World Water Week 2011 in Stockholm by publishing the pilot study results for paper’s water footprint in cooperation with the Water Footprint Network. A Water Footprint Assessment maps the amount of freshwater consumed throughout the production chain of paper. The results show that water for growing trees represents the primary contribution to the total water footprint of ...

  • Footprint Expert 4.0 software now includes new carbon footprinting standards

    Launch of Carbon Trust Footprint Expert 4.0 enables carbon footprints of products and services to be calculated against PAS2050:2011 and the WRI/WBCSD GHG Product Standard The Carbon Trust has launched a new release of Footprint Expert - version 4.0. Previous versions enabled companies to calculate and report the footprint of their products and services according to the first ...


    By Carbon Trust

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