Standards and data

ClimateCalc is a calculation tool based on the European graphic standard for carbon calculation defined by the European trade association Intergraf. Intergraf's standard is the only international standard in the world which has defined specific boundaries for carbon footprint calculations of printing companies and printed products. This standard is important as it ensures that everyone who uses the standard calculates on the same basis. 

In addition, the ClimateCalc calculation tool is in compliance with ISO 14064-1, ISO 16759 and the international Green House Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol).

ClimateCalc combines verified company data with verified generic data. The generic data are carefully selected and assessed in relation to the geographical and technical context, in which they form part. Emission factors for raw materials are thus based on published LCA research and various research projects in the printing industry. Emission factors related to the company’s consumption of energy and combustion of fuel are adapted to the country, where the company is located.