The aim of the project was 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 is based on evaluating the difference between the current and baseline course of action.
The project started 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 was developed. Thirdly, the method was tested in seven case studies together with the partner companies. After that the method was assessed for other environmental aspects, and the final and public guideline for carbon handprint calculation was published.