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The Carbon Footprint Certificate and ist main Standards - A critical evaluation

  • This document presents an investigation about the carbon footprint certification and the main three different standards that help during the reduction process of CO2 emissions. A summary of the certification bodies and the certificates it provided in this paper, including an evaluation of the differences and explanation of the standards. Moreover, since the beginning of globalization and the industrial development happened, the environment has been suffering several changes. Some of those changes made a notable difference in the climate and in the pollution of the planet. The result of the situation was the popular Global Warming process. Global warming is cause by the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere; these gases capture the radiation coming from the sun and raise the world temperature. For improving the situation in a more sustainable way and reducing the environmental impact of the carbon footprint the next standards were developed: (1) ISO standards, (2) PAS 2050 and (3) GHG Protocol. Many companies, governments and civil societies apply the carbon footprint measurement and reduction process for achieving a more sustainable future and having positive repercussions. Being environmentally friendly has created many different ways of lowering the GHG emissions and the pollution in the environment. One of the methods is the carbon footprint certification and the creation of different standards for guidance and audit. On one hand these methods create excellent results, but on the other there is still a high percentage of people, countries and organizations which do not help with the reduction of the carbon footprint or any other problem the environment faces. For this reason making the society aware of the possibility to change the situation is of great importance.

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Author:Analicia Montealegre
Advisor:Frank Kramer
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2015
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Release Date:2015/12/22
Tag:Carbon Footprint; Standards; Sustainable Management
Degree Program:IBM - International Business Management
Functional area:Business Strategy
Open-Access-Status: Open Access 
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt