Carbon Handprint -
communicating the good we do (2016-2018)
NEW!! Carbon Handprint Guide is now published!
The work on handprints will be continued in Environmental Handprint -project (2018-2020). More information will follow.
Carbon handprint is a two-year project that aims to create a methodology for carbon handprint calculations. Whereas carbon footprints describe the emissions and negative climate impacts of products or organisations,
carbon handprints show the positive impact that the product or organisation can create. Handprints can be used for demonstrating the improvements the company's products, services or processes result in terms of environmental sustainability. Thus communicating about the handprint bring competitive advantage for clean-tech companies.
The project is coordinated by VTT and the work is done in co-operation with Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). The other Finnish partners cover several industries and perspectives. The project is funded by Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), industrial partners, VTT and LUT. The project schedule is 1st September 2016 - 30th November 2018.