Life at SP
We are starting to follow our carbon footprint
AS STANDARD PROFIL GROUP
As Standard Profil Group, we are working on creating global performance indicators on “energy consumption”, which is the first step of a carbon footprint calculation. As a group, our aim is to establish the infrastructure to measure our carbon footprint in all SP plant production activities starting from 2020, and to check our carbon footprint as a global environmental performance indicator starting from 2021. In this way, the SP Group aim to contribute to reducing global warming.
What Is carbon footprint?
To better understand the issue, it is important to focus on the concept of carbon footprint. A carbon footprint can briefly be defined as the amount of greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2), due to a certain human activity. The carbon footprint can either be on a large scale, or it may apply to an individual, family, event, organization or even an entire nation. Generally, it is determined by measuring the amount of CO2 released in a year in tons, and CO2-equivalent gases such as methane (CH4), nitrogen oxide (N2O) and other greenhouse gases are also added in tons. Carbon footprint is a very effective tool to understand the impact of our individual activities on global warming. Many people are surprised when they see the amount of CO2 their activities generate. It is extremely important to personally calculate and constantly monitor your personal carbon footprint if you want to contribute to reducing global warming.
Examples of your personal carbon footprint
Each of the following activities adds 1 kg of CO2 to our personal carbon footprint:
- Traveling by public transport (train or bus) a distance of 10-12 km
- Travelling a 6 km distance by personal vehicle (it is assumed that 7.3 litres of petrol was consumed per 100 km)
- Flying a 2.2 km distance by plane. Operating your computer for 32 hours (assumed to be a 60-Watt consumption)
- Production of 5 plastic bags
- Production of 2 plastic bottles