As a consequence of the global warming problem that has resulted from excessive greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, effective reduction methods for greenhouse gas emissions have been promoted and practiced globally. This includes emissions reduction efforts in the industrial and agricultural sectors (producer), service sector (provider), and the general public (consumer).
In order to assist consumers in making environmentally responsible choices, it is necessary to provide relevant information about the product or service, such as its Carbon Footprint.
Moreover, there are efforts being taken in each sector to reduce GHG emissions such as the measurement and assessment of an organization’s Carbon Footprint (or Corporate Carbon Footprint: CCF). The CCF is recognized as a significant tool to quantify greenhouse gas emissions of organizations. The quantification of CCF helps in identifying actions and measures that can be taken to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization: TGO) in collaboration with the National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand (MTEC), and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has promoted the development of the Carbon Footprint project. In fact, “TGO” has been established with a vision to garner effective management of Greenhouse Gas emissions to support economy, environmental conservation and The Economy Environment and society.
The project aims to provide an alternative to consumers to contribute towards reducing GHG emissions by purchasing low emission products and services. The project also seeks to promote and enhance the competitiveness of the Thai industrial sector in the global market.
CO2eq Number XXX g showing carbon footprint value of the product the “O” symbolizes Thailand as part of the World.
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THE ADVANTAGES OF CARBON FOOTPRINT IN THAILAND
Measuring the carbon footprint could be used as a key driver to frame management and policy goals for organizational greenhouse gas mitigation in line with the country’s emissions reduction goal.
Since 2011, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) has initiated and supported several projects in order to promote the measurement and reduction of the carbon footprint of organizations for both private and public sectors includes Corporate Carbon Footprint.
The advantages related with the development of low carbon projects regards both CFP and CFO programmes.
Particularly, The Green Building Certification in Thailand has criteria related to CFP and CFR certified products. All the CFR certified products had been integrated into a list of green product under green public procurement (GPP). CFP and CFR certifications prepare companies for possible future regulations on products that may be introduced in Thailand
For what concerns the CFO calculation, it had been integrated into Eco Industrial Town (Eco-World Class Level) under Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT). Thai industries implement their CFO according to their low carbon policy and stakeholder expectations through relevant schemes such as SET (The Stock Exchange of Thailand) DJSI, CDP on carbon disclosure.
Finally, both CFP/CFR products and CFO had been integrated into other green procurement scheme (as a value chain expectations) such as Green Office, Green Hotel, Green Library, Green University.