Activities in Americas
Making Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions More Visible Carbon Footprint Project
USA Sun Chemical
In order to analyze and manage carbon footprints of its own business activities, the Sun Chemical Group implemented a Carbon Footprint Project in cooperation with a consulting firm. In this project, we tried to make carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions more visible by computing gate-to-gate carbon footprints, where, as compared with the computation to be made for the entire life cycle of a product, we applied the computation to a limited portion, from the production within our group to the transportation and sales. This computation was conducted for eight products selected from seven different production sites in the United States and Europe. When customers are provided with carbon footprint information of our products, they are enabled to choose products based on the sustainable growth information on them, and at the same time we are also enabled to promote our own sustainable growth program: thus, the whole of this cycle leads us to a further effort of improving customer satisfaction. Since this project has brought us a clear understanding of important aspects of energy reduction efficiency, we will continue to improve energy efficiency and make our transportation and sales systems more efficient.
- *In Japan, the Japan Printing Ink Makers Association, to which the DIC Group belongs, drafted product category rules (PCRs) to be applied to printing inks in FY 2009, and the association is promoting computation of carbon footprints.