Measuring environmental impact

What is the environmental impact of your company?

Your company is part of the agricultural and/or horticultural sector. Whether you work at a nursery, supply potting soil or manufacture packaging: your business activities have an impact on the environment. This impact is also referred to as the footprint.

Calculating a footprint quantifies sustainability. It provides insight into how sustainable your company and your products are and is the starting point for making your entire organization, processes and products more sustainable.

What is an environmental footprint?

A footprint is an indicator of the impact of a company or a product on the environment. It is a way of expressing sustainability as a number. Footprints are determined based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). During this assessment, we calculate the environmental effect of different operational processes. The impact categories we calculate include water consumption, land usage, biodiversity, toxicity and, of course, CO2.

Calculating CO2-emissions

Footprints are often expressed in a so-called CO2 equivalent. This means that other greenhouse gases than CO2 are included and that these values are converted into a CO2 value. To be able to add up the effects of different types of greenhouse gases such as methane, nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas), and water vapour, the emission figures are converted into a CO2 equivalent.

Revolutionary measurement technology

Ready for the world of tomorrow

Greenhouse Marketeers uses advanced software to calculate the environmental impact of agricultural and horticultural companies on dozens of factors. When the calculation is complete, you know the total environmental impact of your company, of all processes and of all products. The structure of the footprint is also visible. How much does the choice of specific packaging contribute to your environmental impact? And how does the CO2 emissions from heating actually relate to the CO2 emissions from the transport of your products?

The insights that result from the calculation are used to reduce the environmental impact of your company and your products as quickly and effectively as possible. These savings can certainly also result in lower costs. By repeating the footprint calculation every year, it is possible to check how well the measures work. Read about our collaborations here here and discover more about the importance of footprint calculations, sustainability and making an impact.

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