The new Carbonostics responds to the growing needs of food and drink companies for reliable and affordable sustainability metrics to measure and report environmental impacts.
Bluehorse Associates has
announced the launch of a new Carbonostics suite of carbon and
energy accounting and product lifecycle assessment (pLCA) applications
designed specifically for the food and drink industry. The enhanced
Carbonostics delivers multi-criteria environmental impact analyses that
guide companies as they develop their sustainability strategy.
tool is used by large and small food and drink manufacturers,
retailers, foodservice suppliers and consultants to reach sustainability
goals, such as:
• identify areas to reduce carbon, cost, waste and water consumption;
• measure and report impacts in alignment with global standards [with
templates for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Reporting
Initiative (GRI), and GHG Protocol Scopes];
• create Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) reports;
• identify supply chain efficiencies;
• improve supplier and stakeholder relationships;
• create product portfolio analyses; and,
• guide new product design, innovation and R&D.
“Due to an expected jump in commodity prices over the next decade, food
businesses of all sizes will need to fully understand where carbon is
embedded within their businesses and products to remain both
environmentally and economically sustainable,” food sustainability
expert Tom Beeston from Eat England says. “
With the Carbonostics tool
and expert technical support, food industry professionals can achieve
their own robust product and businesses footprint analyses in days and
at a fraction of the costs of traditional approaches.”
Since the original version of the tool launched over three years ago,
Carbonostics has democratized the field of sustainability metrics with
its unique tools and comprehensive database, which now includes over
3000 emission factors specific to food. The original Carbonostics
(cost+carbon+nutrition) was the first product-level LCA tool on the
market providing food companies with user-friendly, online and usable
LCA. During this time, the needs of the food and drink industry evolved;
and, the enhanced Carbonostics platform was built to deliver solutions
to companies that are taking the first steps in sustainability as well
as others who are further along the sustainability maturity scale.
“The evolution of Carbonostics over the past three years mirrors the
evolution in the field of sustainability metrics and the adoption of
LCA. Today we deliver a suite of stepping-stone metric tools that
provide value at each stage of our clients’ sustainability needs,”
Bluehorse Associates President Sara Pax explains.
The enhanced Carbonostics suite of tools launching today now includes
multiple indicators (carbon, energy, cost, nutrition, water consumption
and waste) across three footprint levels of measurement:
This facility level analysis is the carbon footprint of a business,
measuring the emissions from energy usage within the four walls of a
business or facility. It is also known as carbon accounting or energy
This product-level analysis is the carbon footprint of a product. It is
also referred to as product carbon footprint (PCF) and/or a pLCA.
This organizational level analysis is the combined carbon footprint of a
business and the products it manufactures. This analysis includes both
the emissions from energy used throughout operations plus the emissions
related to every aspect of a product (including agricultural production,
transport, storage, processing, shipping, consumer user and disposal).
“Carbonostics remains a pioneering force in the field of sustainability
metrics. The application continues to successfully bridge the gap
between the science and business worlds while ensuring that academic
advances, such as updated standards, are made accessible to companies
both large and small. Once again, we have improved the field of
sustainability metrics and moved one step closer to our ongoing mission
of democratizing LCA,” Sara Pax adds.
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To learn more about how Carbonostics is transforming businesses and products in the food sector, visit our new website at www.carbonostics.com. Or, contact them: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +33/01.47.38.22.64 for France or +1/312-565-9967 for the US.
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