Standards To Gauge Carbon Footprints | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 41 | p. 31 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 10, 2011

Standards To Gauge Carbon Footprints

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: greenhouse gases, climate change, standards

Standardized methods released last week can guide businesses in calculating and reporting the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their products. The World Business Council on Sustainable Development and the think tank World Resources Institute, which developed these methods, say these standards are intended to increase competitive advantage and drive innovation. Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont’s director of sustainability, tells C&EN that the new, international standards are important to her company because customers are increasingly asking about the . . .

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