In order for food companies to do carbon footprint calculations in the Klimato tool, we are using data from studies where the methodology of life cycle analysis is applied. Life cycle analysis of food products is an ISO14040 certified method for calculating CO₂e emissions and other environmental impacts which arise during the production and distribution of a product. This method assesses the emissions related to each stage of the life cycle of a food product and the sum of these emissions is the final carbon footprint of the product.
How do we ensure that the climate data and our climate footprint calculations are as accurate and up to date as possible? That’s a very legit question to ask, and something we take very seriously.
By partnering and collaborating with prominent research institutes, we can ensure that our carbon footprint data and methodologies follow best practice and are constantly updated to reflect the most recent scientific findings and research.
The Klimato Carbon Footprint Database is developed by Klimato’s own science team, following research procedures and methodologies reviewed and approved by WRI (World resources institute) and IVL (Swedish Environmental Research Institute).
The Klimato database includes thousands of ingredients with data developed through systematic literature reviews of different food products’ carbon footprints and emission modelling.
As the carbon footprint of food products differ depending on where it’s produced, we take the country of consumption into consideration. To account for transportation emissions correctly and to make sure that we include locally produced products, we have developed different versions of our database for specific markets.
The Klimato Carbon Footprint Database is currently used by customers from all around the world and we regularly update the database with the most up to date climate data, as well as adding more countries of consumption as we expand to more markets.