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Carbon footprint and your business

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Nowadays, a company’s carbon footprint is more essential than ever. That’s why we’ve prepared a few interesting facts about it.

1. Bhutan became a carbon-negative country

This is possible because there are many “carbon sinks.” More than 70% of Bhutan is covered in trees, which means they absorb more carbon dioxide than they emit. The country absorbs 7 million tons of carbon dioxide annually and only produces around 2 million tons.

Furthermore, Bhutan uses more renewable hydroelectric power generated from its rivers, rather than energy from environmentally harmful fossil fuels. Additionally, the fact that Bhutan is a non-industrialized and less crowded nation is not insignificant.

2. There are 3 scopes of emissions CO2

  • Scope 1: direct emission (resulting from a set of ongoing activities).
  • Scope 2: indirect emission – owned (resulting from the company’s consumption of heat, electricity, etc.)
  • Scope 3: indirect emission – not owned (not produced by the company itself, linked to suppliers’ activities).
  • Scope 3: Is becoming increasingly important, and many companies started to focus on it.

3. There are various methods for measuring a carbon footprint

When it comes to businesses, two of the most popular methods are UNE-ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol. However, there are many free calculators available for calculating an individual’s carbon footprint.

4. Using Recover Carbon Black helps to achieve a smaller carbon footprint in tire manufacturing

Using Recovered Carbon Black reduces CO2 emissions by over 80 per cent for each ton of Carbon Black produced. Annual global CO2 emission would be reduced by roughly 2,7 million tonnes, if Recovered Carbon Black replaced only 10% of Virgin Carbon Black production.

Learn more about Contec’s recovered Carbon Black.

5. There are many other ways to reduce a company’s carbon footprint

Some of the most popular methods include:

  • Reducing single-use plastics
  • Using a renewable electricity
  • Developing new products that follow a circular economy approach
  • Collaborating with “sustainable” suppliers.
  • Shortening supply chains

However, the first, and most crucial step is to measure your company’s footprint. It’s a good decision toward sustainability. For more information about this topic, subscribe to our LinkedIn newsletter to receive industry-related information about the circular economy in manufacturing.

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