Carbon Footprint Strategies for Sustainable Business

Andy Leventhal EcoSynergy

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the actions they choose to take will be derived from the information they have available. .corporate cultures are shifting As companies organize themselves toward sustainability.

Footprinting today Company HQ Transport Power/Fuel Supply Chain Distribution .

805639 Mix Direct Emissions 406.650053 2458. pins.1 2945.41 1714.780203 organic fiber Cotton yds Broadwoven fabric mills 3244.805639 406.745575 389.35 565.03950452 0.13 $1.3949031 2125.3949031 Other basic Polyester/Cotto 4251. pins.4363908 Cellulosic organic fiber Noncellulosic organic fiber Category Material Unit EIO Sector unit Unit weight material material 2.4250739 20.511109 1.217775 Polyester yds 1. and1 all other 633.873961 2 1.48 1565.000. and all other miscellaneous manufacturing .48 1565.010099 2013.3238497 manufacturing chemical unit miscellaneous manufacturing Buttons.499883 Jacket fabric Cotton Cotton ydsNoncellulosic organic fiber yds fabric mills 7 2 1.000.000.35 1574.000 1.99976 Broadwoven fabric mills 2317.98 Rayon yds manufacturing 0.25 1575.499883 1.35 1574.199555 3239.780203 Nylon Rayon yds manufacturing organic fiber manufacturing 2 3367.08 1580.1566033 Supply Power Cellulosic organic fiber organic fiber fabric 319.805639 406.1566033 Polyester/Cotton (60/40) yds 4251.012834 8 2.25 1575.87396 Cottonyds ydsBroadwoven fabric mills yds Broadwoven fabric mills 1969.Is there a better way? Component Category Jacket fabric Material Cotton Polyester Unit yds yds EIO Sector Broadwoven fabric mills Noncellulosic organic fiber manufacturing Mix g CO2e / unit Unit weight g CO2e / unit material 2 2317.3238497 Other basic organic763. pins.91589769 2945.757199 592.650053 126.369248 1.217775 2 1.3949031 Noncellulosic Cellulosic organic fiber Synthetic dye and pigment 7976.8783 126. and all other Buttons.549584 429.3949031 yds manufacturing Noncellulosic 1580.7991535 4634.48 1565.88678625 1.3238497 Synthetic dye and pigment manufacturing all other Buttons.757199 592.69999534 0.3238497 1 763. pins.2760827 3190.8913917 0.499837 2317.04 2125.12 565.2760827 other miscellaneous manufacturing miscellaneous manufacturing 633.4 2.499883 1.43555 manufacturing 1.1095712 unit Buttons.650053 2458.924975 114.757199 592.5 3190.91589769 1318. and allButtons.2646121 1.757199 592.817968 1.000 1.012834 2.549584 429.04 2317.91589769 20. and miscellaneous manufacturing 1 763.625132 Rayon yds manufacturing 11167.499883 Ave cost per unit material Footprint / $1.025668 3367.500351 178.08 1580.500351 Natural dye manufacturing oz manufacturing 0.27518 1.13 1580. and all other Cellulosic organic miscellaneous manufacturing Other basic organic chemical Jacket zipper Aluminum Brass Nylon Jacket zipper Aluminum unit unit fiber manufacturing 763.8783 232.96105656 1.41 2 2125.43555 Noncellulosic organic fiber 1707.012834 1580.7991535 Jacket dye Synthetic dye manufacturing oz 3414.8783 126.5 3190.02566 organic fiber Cellulosic Broadwoven mills 1565.35 565.4363908 Cotton 92.1566033 Jacket lining Nylon yds manufacturing 2 Component Polyester/Cotton (65/35) yds Mix g CO2e / g CO2e1969.97522 organic chemical Synthetic dye and pigment Jacket dye Synthetic dye oz 1328.35 1574.4 2 1707.43698 Ave cost per unit Footprint / Direct / unit 3938.48 1565.4 3367.7991535 Jacket lining Nylon yds manufacturing 4713.13 1580.3 1318. and all other Buttons. pins.43698 n (65/35) Mix 1 2 1.04 7976.625132 2.3949031 Rayon yds manufacturing yds manufacturing 2 Broadwoven 4634.757199 592. pins.8783 Direct Emissions 126.7991535 Polyester/Cotton Polyester/Cotton (60/40) (60/40) yds MixNoncellulosic yds 85.745575 389.987613 Footprint / $1.010099 2013.780203 91.4250739 20. pins.999767 3414.91589769 Brass Nylon unit unit miscellaneous manufacturing Buttons.4250739 20.000 Emissions Nylon 6734.4250739 59.975226 Natural dye Jacket pockets Jacket pockets oz manufacturing 702.0650053 6734.5467645 565.987613 n (60/40) yds Mix 6 1.757199 592.7991535 2458.3949031 183.924975 Polyester/Cotto 3938.8783 126.987613 1.

PPT • Corporate Applications Data Format Data Usefulness • Scientific • Marketing speak • Stimulate innovation .Data Constraints • Limited access to corporate applications • Unknown owners working on sustainability projects • Silo’ed data • • • • Sustainability teams Operations Supply Chain Laptops & Desktops Data Access Data Location • Rows and Tables • PDF.

Innovation requires information Raw Data Employee Travel Manufacturing Energy/Fuel Distribution Transportation Raw Materials Operations Marketing Faster Baselines Business Intelligence Operations Tracking and Reporting Procurement Sustainability Product Development Simple Comparisons Improved Decision Making Innovations are both radical and incremental changes in thinking. . in processes or in services. in things.

Make the information more available and more useable to more people in the organization .What if….

Inc. . All Rights Reserved.Automated Carbon Footprints • • • • • • Emissions information published company – wide Low-cost deployment Simple comparisons between products Comprehensive & fast baselines Distributed environmental & scientific data Flexible & intuitive reporting & analysis In Conclusion: Expand the use of carbon footprinting Feed the culture change © 2008 EcoSynergy.

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