To achieve effective environmental management, companies should first identify and measure the main sources of emissions along their entire value chains. Carbon Accounting helps them to systematically capture greenhouse gas emissions and create a greenhouse gas balance, or a Corporate Carbon Footprint, which can be used for sustainability reporting and emission management. Companies can also use the recommendations of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol as guidelines.mehr erfahren
The availability of non-renewable raw materials is limited and acquiring them costs a lot of energy, so the recycling of used materials back to the beginning of the manufacturing process is extremely rewarding – the product cycle thus closes, minimising waste. This circular economy pursues the vision of “zero waste” production. However, it is not enough to simply recycle the materials after they have been used – products must be designed for durability, easy repair and the replacement of components from the outset.mehr erfahren
The principles are derived from the "Rio Declaration on Environment and Development", adopted at the UN Earth Summit in Johannesburg in 1992.
Support through the DGCN
The DGCN helps companies to fulfil their global and local responsibilities for the environment and to anchor these in a comprehensive management approach. The attainment of climate goals and climate management is a focal issue here, because there are many levers for companies in this respect, e.g.:
Aktualisierte Version: Praxisempfehlungen zur Datenerhebung und Berechnung von Treibhausgasemissionen aus bezogenen Gütern und Dienstleistungen