What is carbon footprint?

At least 60% of climate change is due to CO2 emissions, so if we want to reduce our impact on climate change, it is essential to obtain objective and quantitative data on the individual impact of our products and activities.

The carbon footprint (CF) quantifies the quantity and origin of greenhouse gas emissions. Its measurement allows the company to take effective measures to reduce the impact of climate change and to identify opportunities for energy savings and efficiency in its processes and along the entire value chain.

In the process of photosynthesis, trees absorb CO2 from the air and transform it, fixing the carbon in wood for their growth and returning oxygen to the atmosphere. So wood is not only the building material that consumes the least energy in its transformation, but it also acts as a CO2 sink.

Carbon footprint
In the case of the Siero sweet chestnut tree, the result of the balance of emitted versus trapped CO2e gives a negative balance of -616kg CO2e.
Emissions comparison
MaterialNET EMISSIONS (kg CO2e/t)STORED (kg CO2e/t)
Sawn timber