INTERNATIONAL CARBON HANDPRINT AWARD

The climate business network Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) and the Vancouver Economic Commission have launched the world’s first International Carbon Handprint Award. The competition is for any company or organization that manufactures a product or sells a service that helps its customers reduce their environmental footprint. Any company in the world is eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is June 3, 2022.

The carbon handprint refers to the positive climate impact that using a product or service has compared to other products or services in the same category. The calculation gives the size of the carbon handprint caused by the company’s product or service: the bigger the handprint the better. The Climate Leadership Coalition’s members, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology of Finland, have created the new environmental carbon handprint method and guidelines for calculating the climate impacts of a product or service.

Climate Leadership Coalition launched the Carbon Handprint Award in Finland on Zero Emissions Day in 2021. However, these product-solutions can be globally significant, so the need for international recognition has become clear. With the International Carbon Handprint Award, the solutions that have a major positive climate impact and help economies reduce the emissions or increase the carbon sinks significantly, are highlighted.

The award will be handed out in two categories: The Most Climate-positive Carbon Handprint Product and The High Potential Carbon Handprint Innovation. The criteria for the award-winning solutions and the application form for the competition can be found on the International Carbon Handprint Award website.

The winning companies will gain wide international recognition as climate-positive solution providers. The winners will be announced at the end of June at the first-ever Evolve conference, presented by Canadian E-Fest and powered by GLOBE Series. The conference takes place July 1, 2022, during Formula E week in Vancouver. Winners will be chosen by a jury of subject matter experts representing a wide-range of business sectors.

More information: Senni Raunio, Specialist, Project Development, Climate Leadership Coalition, +358 50 3512390, senni.raunio@clc.fi