Carbon Footprinting With SimaPro
Emissions of greenhouse gases and associated climate change are by far the most important environmental issues at the moment, and all sectors are involved. The LCA software SimaPro is a full-featured programme that offers everything you need to do your carbon footprinting or life cycle assessments.
Find Ways To Reduce Your Company’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reporting your greenhouse gas emissions and setting reduction targets can be a great way to drive additional business value (see Carbon Disclosure Project). Most companies have more influence over greenhouse gas emissions related to their products than they think – you can influence emission reductions upstream in the supply chain and downstream at the use and disposal phases. The way to do this is transparent communication and cooperation with suppliers and users. The first step is getting insight into all greenhouse gas emissions in the life cycles of your company’s products and identifying hotspot and reduction opportunities. Carbon footprinting is an excellent instrument to do this.
It is not always easy to explain to colleagues in other departments what LCA or carbon footprinting is. This video is an excellent resource about the basics of carbon footprinting:
Case Study: LCA of Metal Rings
For a major jewellery manufacturer, PRé conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for two popular metal rings to gain visibility into its supply chain and establish baselines for comparison to similar products. Apart from creating a benchmark for comparison to other jewellery products, working with PRé, the client also discovered an understanding of the relative impacts of metals sourced from different global regions, and discovered the importance of the retail stage for its product’s life cycle impacts. Read more.