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Food Industry: Carbonostics Responds To Sustainability Obstacles
Date:10/20/2009

al data. This means that, in the tool, different comparative scenarios can be created to find alternative solutions for any food product or menu. The comparative charts guide users as they aim to strike the balance between reduced environmental impacts and lowered costs all the while maintaining a healthy nutrition profile.

Carbonostics is indeed a unique offer on the market: it's online, product based, affordable, pragmatic, guides comparative assessment and offers a comprehensive database of carbon emission and nutritional data.

PAS2050 supports simplified tools

Running a SLCM tool like Carbonostics means that a smaller, yet highly relevant, amount of product life-cycle data is measured, providing a comprehensive high-level of understanding of where a product's biggest "hot-spot" impacts are. The PAS2050 Guide, the first standard for the assessment of life-cycle GHG for goods and services, supports the use of simplified tools: "To decide whether an emission source is likely to be material, it helps (...) to do a high-level footprint analysis using estimates and readily accessible data. This analysis includes the full life cycle of the product but relies on estimates and generic data to build a high-level footprint. Significant sources of emissions can later be replaced by more specific (...) data."

Sustainable businesses lead the field

According to a 2009 AT Kearney report, sustainability focused companies out-performed their peers - even in the midst of a financial crisis. The report's results revealed that the food and beverage companies with active sustainability agendas traded 16% higher against the industry average from May to November 2008.

"Evidence shows that sustainable business practices result in healthier and more profitable companies. (Blue Horse Associates) developed Carbonostics to give food companies an affordable and practical way to design and implement a sustainability action
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