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Making Sustainability Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Implementation, Premium Edition by Kevin Wilhelm

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Chapter 2. Carbon Footprinting

What is carbon footprinting, and how will it help my company? A carbon footprint—also referred to as an inventory—helps companies baseline their greenhouse gas emissions and gain an understanding of which aspects of their operations are carbon contributors. The carbon footprint is the first and most essential component of an emissions reduction strategy, providing a useful tool for managers to demonstrate inefficiencies in current operations. This chapter provides an overview of the carbon footprinting process, details what’s involved, and offers examples for ways to communicate this process to employees.

The Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is a measurement of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions through ...

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