A carbon footprint provides information on all of the CO2 emissions caused by a product over its life cycle. It is an easy way to identify room for improvement and compare alternative approaches. Carbon footprints deliver transparent results that are easy to understand and communicate.
Why not get things right from the start? That is the idea behind ecodesign. To us, this means the cost conscious and environmentally aware design of products and services, from the initial idea through to the development stage, and also the redesign of existing products so as to make production, use and disposal more ecologically benign and economic.
Environmental product declarations, labels and quality seals draw attention to the specific effects of a product on the environment. They are an aid to decision making for environmentally conscious consumers or construction clients, who will often be swayed by the better green credentials if given a choice between otherwise comparable products. Make a visible commitment to sustainability, and ensure that your communications are based on audited facts, and your products bear the right environmental quality marks.
Advice for Sustainable Events and Licensing for the "Eco-label Green Events & Meetings"Whether festival, conference, convention, sports event or trade fair - where many people come together, a lot of CO2 emissions and waste are being produced. But concerning this problem, there is much space for a positive variation. Sustainable companies organize sustainable events – in a way that the environmental performance is being improved, but as well as the image of the company and the organizer. If the green message is very well received, events have a great multiplier effect on the awareness among the participants. It doesn’t matter whether you strive for an Eco label for an event or you just emphasise on “green” features... As a sustainable company, it certainly makes sense to convince with events, which set "green" accents. We will advise you if you want to become a licence holder for the eco-label as an event agency or if you want to reach your target group with sustainable events as a company.
This method involves looking at all the environmental impacts associated with a product. The assessment includes all the relevant materials and energy flows, products and by-products, and waste streams throughout the entire life cycle from production to disposal or recycling.
We map out the environmental, economic and social impacts of your products and services with the aid of a variety of assessment methods. We take in the whole life cycle, “from cradle to grave”, but to keep the workload involved and the costs within reasonable bounds we focus on the key factors – those that will enable you to leverage the biggest possible improvements.
A water footprint is an indicator of the freshwater consumption of a product, service or region. It comprises the water use associated with agricultural products, in the form of precipitation, irrigation and evaporation, as well as wastewater and groundwater pollution. The water footprint is also referred to as “virtual water”.