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Carbon handprint - a positive indicator!

Objectives and methods

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.