Calculation

Sustainability
Make sure you know where you stand

Consumer, retailer and government demand for sustainable products is increasing. There is also a growing need among these parties for proof that a company is operating sustainably. Mapping environmental impact using a life cycle assessment puts a number on sustainability: your footprint. You have come to the right place for this at Greenhouse Sustainability. Since 2015, we have been calculating footprints mainly for the agri- and horticulture sector, but also for construction, retail and hospitality. 

What do you get from a footprint calculation?

A life cycle assessment (LCA) provides you with insight into how sustainable your business or products are and helps you achieve future-proof operations.

Prepare for future regulations

The climate agreement mandates that we all must significantly reduce CO2 emissions by 2030. It is only a matter of time until all companies have to deal with mandatory tracking of their carbon emissions and reducing them. With a footprint calculation, you will be prepared for the potential levy and avoid unforeseen situations and costs.

Top of mind in the chain

Your footprint affects the footprint of your supply chain partners. When you can share your footprint with your supply chain partners, you demonstrate transparency and awareness. This makes you attractive to stakeholders, suppliers and customers.

LCA: methods
and calculations

Gestandaardiseerde
Regels

Category Rules

Category Rules have been established for different products and sectors at national and European level. In floriculture, we use the official European Flori Product Environmental Category Rules (FloriPEFCR) to calculate environmental footprints of potplants and cut flowers. For situations that do not fall under these Category Rules, we use ISO standards and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, among others.

Eerlijkheid
duurt het langst

We use standardised calculation rules to calculate your footprint, so you are assured of a valuable footprint calculation. Standardisation allows footprint certification, benchmarking and prevents greenwashing.

Impact
categorieën

LCA involves different impact categories. An impact category groups several emissions into one environmental impact. The impact categories we calculate include: water, land use, toxicity and the best known, CO2.

CO2-equivalent
A footprint is often expressed in terms of CO2-equivalent. This also applies to your footprint calculation with Footprint4All. This means that greenhouse gases other than CO2 are included, but converted to a CO2 value. So to add up the impact of different types of greenhouse gases, such as methane and nitrous oxide, emission figures are converted to CO2-equivalent.

The way we work

LCA’s are supervised and carried out by our qualified LCA Specialists. Our approach consists of a 3-stage process:

Zelf berekenenmet onze footprint tools

A Life Cycle Assessment is the only real answer to the question of how sustainable a product or company really is. Our professional LCA specialists can take the work off your hands and calculate the footprint for you, but we also understand if you prefer to do it yourself. We like to make it easy for you and that is why we offer various accessible online tools that allow you to calculate your footprint yourself.

Insight into the environmental impact throughout the entire floriculture chain, from production to end of life

De Flori Footprint Tool is speciaal ontwikkeld voor de sierteeltsector om footprintberekeningen voor iedereen snel en eenvoudig toegankelijk te maken. U berekent met deze online software in uw eigen tempo op een eenvoudige en overzichtelijke wijze de footprint van uw bedrijf en al uw producten.

Independently
& at your own pace

De Flori Footprint Tool biedt u de mogelijkheid om in uw eigen tempo, stap voor stap, de footprints van uw bedrijf en producten te berekenen. Het resultaat biedt u de inzichten waar u mee verder kunt. U weet wat de hotspots zijn in alle onderdelen van uw supply chain, van productie tot distributie, gebruik en afvalverwerking. Bovendien weet u de impact van meerdere categorieën, zoals CO₂, water, toxiciteit, landgebruik en meer.

FlorIT logo kleur

Providing florists with insight into and control over environmental impact

FlorIT has been specially developed for florists to provide insight into the CO2-footprint as easily as possible. Using FlorIT, aka the Florist Impact Tool, you can precisely identify the sources of your business's environmental impact. Simultaneously, you can immediately identify the best opportunities for becoming more sustainable, allowing you to work towards a sustainable future. 

Are you interested in FlorIT or would you like to receive more information? Please contact us.

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Entry-level tool for calculating environmental impact

Voor als u snel en voordelig een inzicht wilt krijgen in de CO2-footprint van uw bedrijf op een laagdrempelig niveau, hebben wij Footprint4All ontwikkeld. Met de Footprint4All tool kunt u zelf de footprint van uw bedrijf berekenen, ongeacht wat voor een bedrijf u heeft en in welke sector u actief bent. Een toegankelijke tool voor iedereen.

Quick and easy
insight in the carbon footprint of your company

Quick and easy insight in the carbon footprint of your company

U krijgt inzicht in de opbouw van uw footprint op basis van belangrijke factoren zoals verwarming, elektriciteit, zakelijk vervoer, watergebruik en afval.

After performing the calculation, you can immediately see where the hotspots are in terms of CO2 emissions, so that you can take immediate action.

A customised footprint tool

Always instant overview and insight

Do you deal with many different suppliers and would you like to keep a finger on the pulse of the current environmental impact of your activities? We develop a user-friendly online footprint tool for you that gathers all relevant data and gives you an overview and insight into the footprint of your activities.

For persuasion

Often it is difficult to get a potential customer to invest in something if they do not understand how sustainable a product really is. By making the savings on the environmental impact transparent and by calculating scenarios for specific situations, a barrier is removed. We make this possible by developing customised advanced footprint tools.