Carbon footprinting overview
The Carbon Trust carbon footprinting overview guide explains what is included in organisational and product footprints, how you can measure and communicate them, and the benefits of doing so. It also set out the specific steps you need to take to calculate your carbon footprint(s), and some of the key things to consider if you do.
The main types of carbon footprint for organisations are:
1. Organisational carbon footprint
2. Emissions from all the activities across an organisation, including buildings' energy use, industrial 3. processes and company vehicles.
Value chain carbon footprint
Includes emissions which are outside an organisation's own operations (also known as Scope 3 emissions). This represents emissions from both suppliers and consumers, including all use and end of life emissions.
Product carbon footprint
Emissions over the whole life of a product or service, from the extraction of raw materials and manufacturing right through to its use and final reuse, recycling or disposal.