GREEN SOLUTIONS


Carbon Footprint Information

The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent
tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). When you heat your house with oil, gas or coal, then you also generate CO2.

The Basics

A carbon footprint is historically defined as the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organisation, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) can be emitted through land clearance and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, transportation and other services. For simplicity of reporting, it is often expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent of other GHGs, emitted.

  • Industrial

    Greenhouse gas emissions are ‘direct’ when they are generated from company owned or controlled sources and activities. These are called Scope one emissions and largely include fuel burned in company owned assets and air conditioning and refrigerant use.

  • Transport

    Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come from burning fossil fuel for our cars, trucks, ships, trains, and planes. Over 90 percent of the fuel used for transportation is petroleum based, which includes gasoline and diesel

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Carbon footprint is one of a family of footprint indicators, which also includes water footprint and land footprint.