Companies should be aware of the risks of climate change in order to adapt and become resilient to changing climatic conditions and to ensure long-term success in competitive market conditions.
For carbon footprint calculations, methods and tools that fulfills the aims and needs of the customers are used.Calculations may include emissions from companies’ direct or indirect activities, as well as calculations of greenhouse gas emissions emitted by products and the value chains during the entire life cycle. Exclusive methodologies specific to the organization is determined in the direction of the service demand of the customers.
Revealing the extent of the negative effects on nature and natural resources with numerical values creates a driving force for organizations to understand the importance of the situation and to minimize and prevent the negative impacts created. In addition to that, companies that calculate carbon footprints provide added value to their organization as a pioneer in raising awareness among society.
Özge Yılmaz, Ph.D.