Carbon footprint

The carbon footprint is "the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted by direct or indirect effect of an individual, organization, event or product" (Carbon Trust 2008).

The environmental impact of our emissions is measured through inventory:

  • In the case of an organization or a company, it corresponds to CO2 emissions of their daily operations.
  • In the case of an individual or a household, are CO2 emissions related to their daily activities. 
  • For a product or service, including additional CO2 emissions to the lifecycle of the production chain.
  • For materials corresponds to CO2 emissions to built the product (Embodied Emissions) determined through the evaluation of the life cycle.

The daily energy consumption, displacement, the products we consume, ... each of our daily actions is associated with a number of emissions of greenhouse gases that together form our carbon footprint which has a direct impact on the environment and Climate Change.

Knowing our carbon footprint will help us find solutions that reduce and offset our emissions, a major challenge that we must all assume.

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