INTERNATIONAL CARBON HANDPRINT AWARD
Climate Leadership Coalition (CLC) and the Vancouver Economic Commission (VAC) launched in March 2022 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 or consumers reduce their environmental footprint.
“Carbon handprint” is a key climate impact indicator that demonstrates how a product or service reduces carbon footprint either by avoiding greenhouse gas emissions or by increasing carbon sinks. The International Carbon Handprint Award features two categories: Most Climate Positive Carbon Handprint Product and The High Potential Carbon Handprint Innovation.
The first recipients of the award are global digital automation and energy management company Schneider Electric and Nordic steel company SSAB. The winners were announced by CLC and VAC on September 21, 2022 in New York during the Climate Week NYC
Schneider Electric was awarded the Most Climate Positive Carbon Handprint Product Award for its Altivar variable speed drives (VSDs), smart, connected devices that gather data and share information to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs, positively impacting profitability. SSAB earned The High Potential Carbon Handprint Innovation for HYBRIT, a revolutionary fossil-free steelmaking technology that helps to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.
The International Carbon Handprint Award jury also granted three companies Honorary Certificates: Neste MY Renewable Diesel in The Most Climate Positive Carbon Handprint Product category and RM AirSeT, Schneider Electric’s gas-insulated switchgear, and thermal energy storage by the Polar Night Energy both in The High Potential Carbon Handprint Innovation category.
To learn how to calculate carbon handprint, please read the Carbon Handprint Guide (2.0) by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and LUT University of Finland, both members of CLC.
The competition will be organized again in 2023. Any company or organization in the world is eligible to apply.
More information: Jouni Keronen, Co-Chair, Advisory Board, Climate Leadership Coalition, email@example.com, +358 50 453 4881 and Senni Raunio, Specialist, Project Development, Climate Leadership Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 3512390.