MAPPING Suite and sustainable development
How is sustainable development integrated into MAPPING's activities?
Efficiently managing your company’s use of paper helps preserve the environment as well as your pocketbook!
MAPPING is at your side to:
Today, we know that our way of living and conducting business threatens our environment to such an extent that we might have to face irreversible consequences. Climate change is already causing the following problems:
All of this threatens our economy, our finances and our personal lives. Today, we must rethink our lifestyles and find solutions to limit the impact of human activities on our environment
The Kyoto protocol
In 1992, the Earth Summit held in Rio, Brazil raised awareness of the risks associated with climate change due to economic overexploitation. The richest countries, with the exception of the United States, have pledged to:
The objective was to tackle the biggest polluters (paper, glass, energy) who account for about 50% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The European Union has implemented the protocol gradually through a system of quotas (directive 2003/87).
As a result, most companies now have to rethink the way they do business and take into account global warming issues by:
Today, adopting eco-friendly behaviors in the enterprise helps stand out from the competition and improves brand image. Working green might soon become an obligation for all businesses (not just those with the highest CFCG emissions) as is already the case in France with the Eco Tax.
The carbon footprint is a method used to calculate greenhouse gases emissions using readily available data with a view to evaluate the emissions induced by such or such activity. Developed by the ADEME agency, the carbon footprint calculation method is ISO 14064 compliant and supports the 2003/87/CE directive on emissions trade.
Greenhouse effect is caused by:
How is the carbon footprint calculated ?
A calculator considers the following criteria to compute greenhouse gases emissions induced by direct or indirect human activity:
In short, this method is used to count all emissions, whether happening directly inside the company or indirectly at customer or supplier sites as long as they are induced by processes required by the business.
With the carbon footprint, any company or administration wishing to do something to limit climate change can discover its overall impact on the climate, what it can do to reduce it in the short and long run, and learn about its exposure to the risk of using more fossil fuels, through an eco-tax for example.
The company will then be able to: