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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Many businesses are faced with the constant challenge of improving their environmental performance. Did you know that the most popular means to reach this goal is by reducing CO2 emissions? Terms such as carbon footprint, carbon balance, and climate balance essentially all describe the same concept with the same goal: reaching the target of lower emissions.
 
This edition of our newsletter brings you hands-on examples, news about improving environmental performance, and descriptions of how carbon footprinting can help you succeed in this vital mission. We hope you enjoy reading our various contributions!
Webinar "Successful implementation of the new ISO 14001 revisions"
ISO 14001 is one of the most widely used environmental standards. It was revised in 2015 and gives businesses until September 2018 to update their environmental management to meet the new ISO 14001:2015 requirements. Learn how to successfully implement these changes in our free webinar on March 16th!
 
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How to improve environmental performance
The advancement of both environmental performance is becoming increasingly important for every enterprise. The question is how to approach the subject in an organized and professional manner. We have summarized possible ways such as joining initiatives, taking advantage of consulting or software solutions.
 
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Best practice examples on calculating carbon footprints
Companies across various industries already calculate their carbon footprint. Let these best practice examples inspire you.
 
CO2 Balance at BRITA
 
Carbon Footprint for Pipe Laying Methods
 
Carbon Footprint in Wood Construction
Thailand‘s pioneer in reducing GHG emissions: Expert interview
Kularb Kimsri is the Vice President at the Global Standard System Centre of Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF). CPF is the biggest company in Thailand’s agricultural industry and is one of the pioneers in the field of environmental management. In an interview, Kularb Kimsri offers insights into her work.
 
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Product Carbon Footprints at FRoSTA: Expert interview
Urban Buschmann is Head of Sustainability and Process Development at FRoSTA, one of the biggest producers of frozen products in Europe. In this interview, the food production engineer talks about the importance of CO2 balances for the company and gives insights into his projects for the calculation of Product Carbon Footprints.
 
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Applying lessons from cost accounting to CO2 balancing
Carbon footprint analysis and cost accounting have more in common than you might think! In an article we have summarized how cost accounting practices can help to solve allocation problems of CO2 emissions.
 
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I look forward to your questions and comments. Please feel free to recommend the newsletter to others who might enjoy it. Also, let me know which topics are of particular interest to you right now - I will try to address them in one of the upcoming newsletter editions.
 
With best regards from Hamburg,
 
Your Martina Prox
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