System BoundariesCradle-to-customer plus end-of-lifeSystem boundaries indicate which life cycle stages of a product have been made carbon neutral. The following sections were taken into account for this order:
  • Material acquisition and pre-processing
  • Production
  • Distribution (to the initial customer)
  • End-of-Life
DefiniciónNeutralidad climática

Neutralidad climática significa que la huella de carbono de una empresa, producto, servicio o evento se ha calculado según los estándares reconocidos a nivel internacional y se ha compensado íntegramente con el apoyo de proyectos de compensación de emisiones reconocidos.

La etiqueta carbono neutro de ClimatePartner certifica la compensación de los gases de efecto invernadero inevitables.

Además de evitar y reducir las emisiones de carbono, su compensación es un paso importante en la acción climática integral. ClimatePartner les recomienda a las empresas que eviten y reduzcan las emisiones de carbono de manera continua y les ayuda con las estrategias correspondientes, por ejemplo mediante el establecimiento de Science Based Targets (SBTs) o el cambio a energías renovables.

System boundariesSources of emissions coveredCarbon neutrality for companies includes at minimum direct emissions generated by the company (i.e. heat generation, vehicle fleet, and fugitive gases), emissions from purchased energy like electricity, and also indirect emissions from purchased energy, business travel, and employee commuting. Other emissions that occur outside of the company''s direct control, such as those during the extraction and production of raw materials purchased by the company, intermediate products, external logistics, product use, and end-of-life-treatment are not covered by the carbon neutral company claim.

Carbon neutrality for products includes the production, processing, and logistics of raw materials, precursors, and packaging, transport to retail, emissions from sources not directly attributable to products (e.g. employee commuting), and treatment at the end of the product life cycle. The use phase of products is not covered by carbon neutrality unless using the product itself directly emits greenhouse gases, such as the use of a combustion engine, or a gas powered heater.

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