Carbon Footprint Italy is the Italian programme for the communication of the Carbon Footprint of Product and Organisation, with a specific section dedicated to the mitigation actions.
The participation in the Carbon Footprint Italy program is open to all organisations in possession of a third-party verification statement, according to ISO standard, concerning the quantification of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There is also a Carbon Reduction section, specifically dedicated to the reduction of GHG emissions, both in terms of product and organisation, achieved as a result of mitigation measures.
The companies and products registered in the Programme Operator Carbon Footprint Italy can use for the communication of their emission values or reduction of GHG, a specific mark developed for each different type of participation at the program. The mark is available in a double version, showing the quantified Carbon Footprint, or only the participation at the programme, according to the internal company policy.
A specific section containing background information is available for each product and organization participating at the programme with the intention to combine an effective communication with a large amount of information to support it.
Visit the Carbon Footprint Italy website.
THE ADVANTAGES OF CARBON FOOTPRINT IN ITALY
The Public Procurement in Italy is regulated by a general law (D.lgs 50/2016). The private company signing a contract of public procurement is required to give some surety guarantees.
The possession of the ISO 14067 verification statement of the product under contract provides a 15% discount on this guarantee. Similarly, the ISO 14064-1 verification statement of the participating organisation enables a company to get a further 15% reduction of these guarantees in public purchases in Italy. These two 15% discounts may be combined together.
For several product categories, currently 17, specific Minimum Environmental Criteria (named CAM from Criteri Ambientali Minimi) exist. It is possible that further Carbon Footprint requirements will soon be required within the CAMs. Currently, there are no examples yet of this kind of request as a basic requirement within the CAMs, but in the case of the food service category, the Carbon Footprint of Product is indicated as a rewarding requirement. In addition, several examples of similar requests as further rewarding requirement can be found in specific public procurement tenders.