Carbon Footprinting, Water Footprinting, Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluating Valuable Data About Products, Processes and Organisational Structures to Determine Impacts on the Environment

Carbon footprinting and LCA are at the heart of many sustainability initiatives. What are they exactly? How is a carbon footprint measured? How is an LCA carried out? This webinar will introduce carbon footprint, water footprint and LCA. The aim will be to help attendees understand the issues and identify how they can succeed in this area. For example, understanding how your product’s carbon footprint is calculated can help you improve your score in metrics reported in annual sustainability reports, can help improve your product profile in green guides and suchlike, and can help you win business by meeting supplier criteria issued by large companies. Lowering your carbon footprint usually cuts cost as well. This is because carbon footprint is based on the energy and materials used in your processes and products, the same aspects that determine your costs. Water footprint is a growing field, most important to companies that use considerable amounts of water in their products and processes. Some of the world’s leading companies are introducing water footprint metrics to their business because they have identified that water shortage is an important future risk area for their business. The science of water footprint is less standardised than is the case with carbon footprint and LCA. The emerging science of water footprinting will be introduced in this on-demand webinar and compared with carbon footprint and LCA.