How we work
Our CO2 compensation interventions are “forest carbon sinks” made according to the indications of art. 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol and modeled (at the level of carbon absorption estimation) according to a scientific procedure compliant to “Guidelines and good Practices for LULUCF” issued by IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) the most authoritative technical reference in the world for estimation carbon flows from / to biomass and soil.
The compliance of the process with these guidelines has been validated by RINA, the certification body with which our technical partner works for the certification of our national forestry projects, carried out in urban areas as an opportunity for compensatory urban forestation: a sort of “forest certification” aimed at the possible generation of carbon credits, to guarantee the scientific level of our carbon offset activities.
The Carbon Footprint (or carbon footprint) represents the amount of greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse gas emissions generated throughout the life cycle of a product / service.
It is measured in terms of CO2eq (ie “CO2 equivalent”, given that CO2 is the main greenhouse gas and is therefore taken as a reference for all measurements: all other greenhouse gases such as methane are attributed to it). CO2eq is an indicator of the impact of human activities on the earth’s climate system (and in the consequent generation of climate warming).
It is possible to calculate the Carbon Footprint of the Organizations by making an “Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions” referring to the annual business year, to understand where and how much an Organization creates its “carbon footprint” and thus be able to subsequently manage it.
Standard and reporting
The calculation of the carbon footprint that we make in Italy can be constituted as an indication of the emissive performance of a particular process or product, also for the purpose of a subsequent preparation of a corporate carbon balance, or a carbon label ( environmental product label) pursuant to ISO 14021 (“Environmental labels and declarations, Self-declared environmental claims – Type II environmental labeling”).