Consumers find it difficult to assess the sustainability of food products because product-specific carbon footprint information is usually not easily available. They see food brand’s own sustainability communication easily as greenwashing, even if there are genuine climate actions and goals behind. Climate-smart food’s life cycle is continuously assessed and its carbon footprint is actively reduced throughout the production chain. This information is also clearly communicated with trustworthy calculations behind the figures.
Definition of climate-smart food:
- The climate impact of the product is measured.
- The climate impact of the product is controlled.
- The company is making significant emission reductions in production and consumption.
- Sustainability targets are in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Biocode’s digital carbon footprint calculator allows food companies to share information about the carbon footprint of their products. Check out our customers’ calculations. With Biocode, companies can now both calculate their climate impacts and communicate product-specific carbon footprint information openly and reliably.
– Accountability and transparency are increasingly important competitive advantages for companies as climate change advances. We do not have any time to waste as the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to rise. We want to make it possible to present the results of climate action through everyday products. And also encourage people to support climate smart food production. Let numbers speak for themselves, emphasises Ernesto Hartikainen, CEO of Biocode.
Making climate action visible reliably
Biocode’s reporting service introduces products whose climate impact are continuously managed by companies through our online services and whose life cycle assessments have been validated by our experts. Continuous life cycle assessment means that calculations are performed regularly and frequently, which is used to manage emissions and product carbon footprints. This way, companies have a more profound understanding of their climate impact and can make plans to manage and reduce emissions throughout their supply chains.
– These products receive the carbon footprint label, which separates the wheat from the chaff – the products under continuous impact management stand out, says Biocode’s Sales Associate Veera Juutilainen.
Companies can print the label into their product packaging to communicate to consumers and other stakeholders that they understand and manage the climate impact of their products. And that they are actively working to reduce the carbon footprint of their products.
Anyone can access quantitative information on carbon footprints through the products’ digital profiles, which strengthens corporate responsibility and transparency. The label can also be used in marketing and communication and featured in a a corporate responsibility report, for example. The solution will help consumers identify the companies that are ambitious in their work for achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Read more about the label and the benchmark table.