The aim of the project is to develop a transparent, robust and scientific based tool to assess and communicate carbon handprint, which can be used in marketing and branding. The carbon handprint will be based on evaluating the difference between the current and baseline course of action. Double counting of environmental impacts will be avoided.
The project starts by defining the needs of different companies and industries through interviews. Secondly, based on these needs and existing methods for other assessment guidelines, the method for carbon handprint assessment will be developed. Thirdly, the method will be tested in seven case studies together with the partner companies. After that the method will be assessed for other environmental aspects, and the final and public guideline for carbon handprint calculation will be published.