When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel which creates a certain amount of CO2, depending on its fuel consumption and the driving distance. When you heat your house with oil, gas or coal, then you also generate CO2. Even if you heat your house with electricity, the generation of the electrical power may also have emitted a certain amount of Carbon dioxide.
Your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide), which were induced by your activities in a given time frame. Usually a carbon footprint is calculated for the time period of a year. With passage of time the growth of industries and increased population has added to the amount of CO2 in the air. Thus now we are all suffocating in the heat of global warming and If this situation continues to increase than the time is not far away when the whole population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves!
The only solution is to reduce our carbon footprint, but first we need to know how do we measure it? ISO 14067 is the solution to this problem, with this standard comes globally agreed principles, requirements and guidelines for the quantification and reporting of the carbon footprint of a product (CFP). It will give organizations of all kinds a means to calculate the carbon footprint of their products and provide a better understanding of ways in which they can reduce it. ISO 14067 is part of the ISO 14060 family of standards for quantifying, monitoring, reporting and validating greenhouse gas emissions to support a low-carbon economy.
It allows organizations to more accurately see where the main impacts on their carbon footprint are generated related to the production of their products, and thus take appropriate actions to reduce it. For example, if it is related to raw materials, they can investigate using others, or if it is related to transport, they can look at improvements to their logistics model or investigate suppliers or distributors closer to home. To live better lives we need to adopt these principles. That way we can save ourselves from a painful and deadly death. If we continue to ignore the situation than this footprint will expand and soon our chances of our survival will reduce drastically. The best solution to all these environmental issues is ISO 14067 and if we start to put in efforts than results will be visible. If people start to take care of the CO2 emission’s caused by them and try to reduce it, only then we can think of saving our Earth. By reducing our carbon footprint we can reverse the climate chaos and consequent food and water supply disruption we see now.
ISO 14067 is consistent with other environmental standards as well, for instance, ISO 14025 (environmental labels and declarations), ISO 14044 (lifecycle assessment), and BSI PAS 2050 (specification for the assessment of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services). After implementing this standard companies can easily calculate and reduce carbon emissions. They will benefit the society and themselves. Nowadays most of the companies that cause any direct or indirect harm to environment are targeted and more than that they are discouraged. With increased awareness people have realized that they need to care for their environment in order to survive themselves. This standard has quickly become popular due to its immense benefits and timely implementation of this standard by organizations will help us to fight the menace of global warming more aptly.