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A Methodological Proposal for Corporate Carbon Footprint and Its Application to a Wine-Producing Company in Galicia, Spain

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Fisheries Economics and Natural Resources Research Group-USC, Facultade de CC Económicas e Empresariais, Av. Burgo de las Nacións s/n, Santiago de Compostela, CP. 15782, A Coruña- Galicia, Spain
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Sustainability 2009, 1(2), 302-318; https://doi.org/10.3390/su1020302
Received: 22 April 2009 / Accepted: 11 June 2009 / Published: 16 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Forum for Sustainable Development)
Corporate carbon footprint (CCFP) is one of the most widely used indicators to synthesise environmental impacts on a corporate scale. We present a methodological proposal for CCFP calculation on the basis of the “method composed of financial accounts” abbreviated as MC3, considering the Spanish version “metodo compuesto de las cuentas contables”. The main objective is to describe how this method and the main outputs obtained work. This latter task is fulfilled with a practical case study, where we estimate the carbon footprint of a wine-producing company for the year 2006. Results show the origin of impacts generated, providing this firm with disaggregated information on the contribution to its CCFP of each one of its activities and consumptions. View Full-Text
Keywords: ecological footprint analysis; carbon corporate footprint; MC3 ecological footprint analysis; carbon corporate footprint; MC3
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Penela, A.C.; García-Negro, M.C.; Quesada, J.L.D. A Methodological Proposal for Corporate Carbon Footprint and Its Application to a Wine-Producing Company in Galicia, Spain. Sustainability 2009, 1, 302-318.

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