Ecological Footprint at the Micro-Scale—How It Can Save Costs: The Case of ENPRO
AbstractThe Ecological Footprint (EF) has become a very popular alternative indicator of development in the last three decades. It can be widely used to show the unsustainability of total and individual levels of consumption in countries. But can EF be a meaningful indicator at the micro level as well? This paper presents an argument on this issue. Based on a literature review including our own analysis and the correlation of EF with GDP and other alternative indicators, EF is evaluated at the macro level. Then, an original case study is presented, underpinning the applicability of EF on the company level, linking the ordinary corporate carbon footprinting with the EF method. Based on the findings, micro level EF calculations can help organizations in finding fields of intervention (inefficiencies and emission hotspots). EF accounting can also be used to evaluate the economic benefits of such measures after their realization. View Full-Text
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Tóth, G.; Szigeti, C.; Harangozó, G.; Szabó, D.R. Ecological Footprint at the Micro-Scale—How It Can Save Costs: The Case of ENPRO. Resources 2018, 7, 45.
Tóth G, Szigeti C, Harangozó G, Szabó DR. Ecological Footprint at the Micro-Scale—How It Can Save Costs: The Case of ENPRO. Resources. 2018; 7(3):45.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tóth, Gergely; Szigeti, Cecília; Harangozó, Gábor; Szabó, Dániel R. 2018. "Ecological Footprint at the Micro-Scale—How It Can Save Costs: The Case of ENPRO." Resources 7, no. 3: 45.
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