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Footprint calculator

Discover your personal carbon footprint in only a few minutes.

Every individual can contribute to sustainability through personal lifestyle choices. Our footprint calculator illustrates this in a vivid manner: By answering simple questions about your daily life you can quickly estimate the amount of CO2 emissions generated within the areas of home life, what you eat, travel, as well as holiday and leisure. At the end you can compare your result with the European and the worldwide average and save it as PDF. The calculator can be used on computers as well as on mobile devices. 

By using this calculator, you can evaluate the “climate friendliness” of your daily life and, at the same time, support current research on sustainable lifestyles conducted by the Wuppertal Institute: Every participant can contribute his or her anonymous results to an empirical database designed to better understand consumer behavior. The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy explores and develops guiding principles, strategies and tools to foster more sustainable development on the regional, national and international level. Find more information about the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy on www.wupperinst.org

Background

A sharp increase in CO2 in the atmosphere is heating the planet and is the main cause of climate change. Unless lifestyles and economic strategies around the world are adapted, the average global temperature could rise by up to 5°C by the end of this century – with serious consequences. Climate scientists advise that to prevent this, the global temperature increase must be limited to well below 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures. To achieve this, the annual level of CO2 emission per person must be reduced worldwide from 5 tons to less than 2 tons.

Considering the need to reduce CO2 emissions in order to limit global warming, Henkel’s vision is to become a climate-positive company by 2040 and to drive progress in relevant areas of the value chain. On the way to achieving this, Henkel aims to reduce the CO2 footprint of its production by 65 percent by 2025 and 76 percent by 2030 compared to the base year 2010. For this purpose, energy efficiency will be continuously improved and electricity from renewable sources will be used. Henkel intends to convert all remaining fossil fuels used in production to climate-neutral alternatives by 2040 and to supply surplus climate-neutral energy to third parties. 

Henkel also supports the goal of promoting sustainable and resource-efficient consumption, as the environmental footprint of many products in the portfolio is determined when they are used. The Henkel footprint calculator helps individuals to calculate their CO2 footprint and can help them make a personal contribution to limiting climate change.