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Carbon handprint - a positive indicator!

Objectives and methods

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.