The idea behind our carbon handprint is offering solutions to our customers that decrease their carbon footprint. Product’s carbon handprint is about comparing two equal products or services and their climate impact. The handprint applies to the one that can show a smaller carbon footprint. Carbon handprint equals the difference between the two options in their carbon footprints, measured in mass of CO2 equivalent. The bigger the handprint, the better.
With the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology, our team has since 2016 been developing the world’s first science-based method for handprint calculation and communication. It helps to calculate the beneficial environmental and climate impacts of products and services over their life cycles, offering both scientific and practical guidelines.
We are committed to help our customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tons CO2 eq annually by 2030. We aim to achieve our target with the portfolio of renewable, lower-emission and circular solutions for road transportation, aviation, and marine uses, as well as for the plastics and chemicals industries. In 2020, our renewable products helped our customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions already by 10 million tons. That equals the annual carbon footprint of 1.5 million average EU citizens.
Read also about our carbon footprint.