Companies and organisations all over the globe are looking for ways to decrease their burden on climate. The demand for low-carbon action is coming from consumers, financial institutions and political decision makers alike. In other words, there is high and increasing demand for solutions that have a verifiable positive climate impact.
VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology have created a method for calculating the carbon handprint of a product or service. 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.
Now you have the chance to define the carbon handprint of your product or service while benefiting from the support of CLC’s unparallelled network of peers. Join the carbon handprint challenge today!
How your organisation can join
1. Fill in a commitment form indicating that your company will work to calculate and publish a carbon handprint for a product or service. The deadline for joining this challenge is 15 August 2019. Please note that the challenge is only open to CLC members.
2. Attend the opening workshop where you will get useful information to get you started. You will also have an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with other organisations participating in the challenge.
3. Calculate a carbon handprint for your organisation’s product or service. The schedule for completing the calculation is agreed by the group of participants. The calculations must be based on the method outlined in the Carbon Handprint Guide developed by VTT and LUT. Peer support is provided in group meetings, and challenge partners are happy to provide paid consulting services to help you in the process.
4. Validate your calculations with a reliable third party (critical review).
5. Publish the carbon handprint. Once the handprint has been validated, it will also be showcased here.
Why it is a great idea to join
Calculating and publishing a carbon handprint will
- Provide a clear set of parameters for future product development
- Increase investor confidence in your organisation’s commitment to addressing climate risks and embracing climate opportunities
- Provide reliable information to your customers that your organisation can help them reduce their burden on climate
- Provide verifiable information on your sustainability efforts